Online Member Engagement Platform & Features

Inspire & motivate your users and drive engagement

Connect with your audience and drive action with Hivebrite provides content and communications platforms.

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Product Pillars
  • Brand
  • Organize
  • Engage
  • Empower
  • Monetize

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Content management

Benefit from a receptive audience by delivering relevant, stimulating and exciting content directly from your platform.

News & RSS feed

Managed content and automated feeds ensure there is a constant flow of rich media being aggregated and delivered to your members.

Resource library

Create a centrally managed, searchable media center with hierarchical folders, tags, descriptions, sharing and response mechanisms.

Customized landing pages

Hivebrite doesn’t limit you to just news and feeds to deliver content, you can design tabbed custom pages within your platform and embed external content.


Create guided learning paths for onboarding members, delivering course materials and stimulating participation.

Events management

Efficiently manage and promote events, increasing attendance and taking advantage of your platforms wider engagement capabilities to raise success levels.

Multiple event types

Both centrally administered and peer organized events can be promoted and delivered through the platform, either virtually or in-person.

Free & ticketed events

Controlled registration means you can offer places to members only, or the wider public, offering tiered and customized tickets and direct payment processing.

Event directory

A fixed section of the site exists just to list, map and promote events, backed up by campaigns, notifications and pop-ups to ensure nobody misses an event.

Attendees management & reporting

All attendee management, progress and financial reports are built-in, with added features like QR codes and merchandising completing comprehensive functionality.

Member opportunities

Offer valuable improvement opportunities for both members and community experts, facilitating better outcomes.


Elevate subject matter experts through a series of mentoring connection tools, and facilitate their collaboration directly on the platform.


Provide a customizable board for career related options or reconfigure to enable alternative opportunity types and even peer sharing.


Accelerate collaborative projects to fully benefit from community inputs, support, participation, and even investment and funding.


Hivebrite’s Engagement Scoring System, based on your own weighting of activities, can also be augmented with badges to reward participation.


Take advantage of a receptive and enthusiastic audience to deliver content with higher recall rates. Multiple channels for email, push and in system notifications.

Targeted campaigns

Professionally designed campaigns via email or push notification can be sent and results analyzed directly from within the platform.

Automated digest

A regular, system generated newsletter that recaps recent activity: built around each user’s areas of interest helps to drive continuous engagement.

Systems-generated reminders

Our notifications channel helps recall, but Hivebrite also offers a more instantaneous way to alert members with on-screen pop-up messages.

What is Hivebrite

Your all-in-one community platform.

Hivebrite solutions.

With Hivebrite’s unparalleled customization, we power communities across diverse industry sectors. Learn more about how we can seamlessly align with your unique requirements.

  • Commercial

    Small and large enterprises turn to Hivebrite to transform their engagement with their unique audiences. Our versatile platform facilitates knowledge sharing, strategic alignment, and nurtures members’ sense of belonging.

  • Non-profit

    Charities, foundations, NGOs, and government organizations turn to Hivebrite to revolutionize their engagement with donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries. Our adaptable platform encourages knowledge sharing, drives mission impact, and cultivates a strong sense of belonging among members.

  • Education

    From schools to universities, Hivebrite facilitates the transformation of simple connections into vibrant learning communities among students, educators, parents, and alumni. Our dynamic platform nurtures enduring relationships, spurs generous giving, and cultivates thriving research hubs, powering your institution’s advancement.

  • Collectives & Associations

    Collectives and associations of all sizes turn to Hivebrite to optimize member experiences and ignite shared interests. Our versatile platform nurtures professional communities, stimulates collective growth, and mobilizes shared values for social impact.

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make an impact.

Organizations worldwide are using Hivebrite’s feature-rich platform to build, customize, and grow their online community—here’s what they have to say.

Read customer stories

“Hivebrite enables us to sustain and scale our community and virtual engagement strategies to continue supporting our members as best as possible.”

Elizabeth Kohlway
Community & Digital Engagement Director, Sabin Vaccine Institute

“Hivebrite’s Mentoring Module was one of the key reasons we selected Hivebrite as our community engagement platform.”

Paul McMillan
Community Manager, The Data Lab

“The platform and its features offer everything we need and more to engage our members and keep them coming back.”

Erica Isotta Surace
Co-Founder, D2 Collective

“Centralizing our community and mentoring program on one intuitive platform improves our members’ experience. The UX and UI of the platform are great!”

Ilyass Rahmouni
Accelerator Programme Manager, EIT Health

“Hivebrite’s platform has made parts of my working day 110% easier by empowering Fulbrighters to connect, exchange, and collaborate with each other.”

Rob Ellis
Community Manager, Fulbrighter

“Hivebrite’s platform is completely customizable. All visual elements in the community match JA Worldwide’s visual identity.”

Sarah Rapp
Director, Alumni and People Engagement, JA Worldwide

“With Hivebrite, Notre Dame was able to set up a COVID-19 response fundraising campaign in under half an hour that was seen by over 100,000 potential donors worldwide.”

Brandon Tabor
Director of Marketing Operations, University of Notre Dame

“Hivebrite provides a forum for our portfolio companies to quickly and easily connect with each other to discuss challenges they’ve seen and how to solve them.”

Christina Nanfeldt
Portfolio Engagement Manager, Insight Partners

“The online platform allows mentees to browse mentor profiles, choosing a match that feels right for them.”

Shamala Govindasamy
APM Mentor

“We've been able to develop engagement opportunities, a consolidated resource and funding database, and a robust storytelling program because of the features [Hivebrite] offered.”

Margaret Hedderman
Communications and Editorial Director, Startup Colorado

“With Hivebrite, we have built a vibrant, caring community that advocates for customers and drives customer satisfaction and retention.”

Edda Mammen
Digital Project Manager, K2 Systems

“Since launching with Hivebrite, the Girl Up community has transformed communication and connection for Girl Up members. ”

Tess Reiman
Program Coordinator Girl Up, United Nations Foundation

Frequently asked questions.

Hivebrite is a versatile community management platform that is used by a variety of organizations to facilitate member engagement.

Established by the UN Foundation in 2010, Girl Up supports UN agencies dedicated to the well-being of adolescent girls. Its impactful leadership development program empowers girls and young women, broadening their horizons and preparing them to become influential changemakers in their communities.

Girl Up chose Hivebrite to power its community dedicated to driving gender equality and social impact. Within six months the organization has increased memberships by 1,592% and member activity by 3,438%. Discover more about Girl Up’s community here.

Read Hivebrite community success stories.

Member engagement in an online community can take many forms, depending on your community’s focus and the tools you use. 

Here are some common examples of how members engage in online communities:

Participating in discussions

  • Forum posts and replies.
  • Engaging in specialized subcommunities related to specific interests or professional areas.

Content creation and sharing

  • Writing or sharing blog posts on relevant topics.
  • Sharing videos, podcasts, infographics, and other multimedia content that adds value and stimulates discussion.
  • Uploading documents, templates, or other resources that others in the community may find useful.

Event participation

  • Attending or hosting webinars, live Q&A sessions, or virtual meetups.
  • Participating in offline community events such as meetups, conferences, or networking sessions.
  • Engaging in online workshops or training sessions to learn new skills or share knowledge.

Feedback and surveys

  • Feedback can be provided through community surveys, polls, or feedback forms to shape the community’s future direction.
  • Participating in beta tests for new community features or products and providing constructive feedback.

Collaboration and projects

  • Collaborating on projects like open-source software development, research, or group initiatives.
  • Engaging in mentorship relationships to foster growth and learning within the community.

Social interaction

  • Building relationships by connecting with other members

Hosting and leading initiatives

  • Volunteering as a moderator to help manage discussions and maintain community standards.
  • Taking on leadership roles within subcommunities, organizing events, and facilitating discussions.

Advocacy and promotion

  • Acting as an ambassador for the community by promoting it externally and inviting new members.

If you’re looking for inspiration to boost engagement, check out these 25 ideas to increase community engagement.

Hivebrite offers a suite of advanced features to foster member engagement and enhance the member experience, including:

Opportunities to drive (professional) growth and innovation

Promote partnership opportunities, job openings, collaboration projects, and more within your community

Events and campaigns to empower you to organize impactful events

Drive deeper member engagement, facilitate networking, showcase expertise by easily organizing on and offline events.

News, content, resource libraries, and mentoring to enhance member experience

Keep members coming back by sharing news and resources. Offer members personalized support and guidance via mentoring.

You can measure member engagement through metrics including:

  • The frequency of posts, comments, and reactions (likes, shares) 
  • Participation rates, such as the number of unique users contributing content
  • Time spent on the platform
  • Event registration and attendance

Don’t overlook qualitative data when assessing member engagement. Member feedback gathered through surveys, focus groups, or informal conversations is also an excellent indicator of member engagement.

Additionally, analyzing member growth and retention rates helps assess long-term engagement and community health.

Remember that your community strategy and goals will ultimately determine the best metrics for tracking your community engagement (and success). 

Download Hivebrite’s community engagement metrics template to help decide the best metrics for your community!