Community of Circumstance

Connect your members who share
similar life experiences
or circumstances


Diabetes Fonds
HSE logo white
Together in Heart Failure logo white

What is a Community of Circumstance?

A Community of Circumstance (CoC) is aimed at people who share a similar life experience or circumstances. This can range from people suffering from a chronic illness to a community of local entrepreneurs supporting each other.

This type of community makes it possible for members to connect with others who share their experiences, provide support and advice to one another and learn from experts such as doctors or nurses who supply advice and practical information.

Increase volunteer engagement

Typical types of organizations

Typical types of members

Learn from other great examples

Read the success story of these Open Social Communities of Circumstance.


4.7 / 5

Creating a supportive environment for patients

Together in Heart Failure provides members suffering from heart failure with resources to help them, create support within the community and connect with medical experts.

Working together to prevent diabetes

Diabetes Fonds partners with individuals and businesses to tackle issues around diabetes with the help of community members, volunteers and employees.


how to pick the right community software
Buying Guide page
Buying Guide page

Pick the perfect solution for our community

Discover the key elements you should focus on when choosing an online community software solution to suite your member needs and organizational goals.

Find 9 key questions for picking the perfect online community software in our free Community Software Buying Guide.

The unique advantages of an online community

Open Social specializes in creating engaging online community platforms. We tailor every platform to the unique needs of each client, making sure we help you reach your goal.

Our software is highly flexible and customizable to suit your unique community needs. The core product has features that help you to:

Start sharing in your online community
Community Engagement

That’s not all!

Add extra power with extensions

With Open Social, you’re able to extend your core platform with extensions. Empower your community to connect, communicate, and share.

Real-time Chat Icon

Real-time Chat

Let members easily and instantly chat with one another

Resource Library icon

Resource Library

Organize your content and make it more discoverable to members

Zoom Integration Icon

Zoom Integration

Add interactive webinars and video-calls to your community

You’re ready to take the next step!

Fill in the form and request your 1:1 live demo

Our Sales Team loves to show you what Open Social will look like with your branding and customized to align with your Community of Circumstance goals and use cases.

Don’t wait any longer!


No worries, your contact details are safe and secure

No worries, your contact details
are safe and secure