Open Social allows your people to collaborate, organise and find the right talent at the right moment. Open Social is especially suitable for volunteer communities within NGO organisations.

Activity streams

The activity stream is the personalized overview of your community

Algorithms show only the updates that are relevant to you. For example; when someone likes your post or comments in a group you are following, this will show up on your timeline.

The personalized activity stream is central to all the interactions of community members. A lively and engaging timeline will make your members coming back for more. 

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Activity Stream - What's on your mind?


Notifications keep you updated, but only when you need to be

The activity centre shows you all the incoming notifications. Your profile page contains specific settings where you personalize notifications you want to receive. 

Smart push notifications keep you updated in the application and by email. You can be very specific what kind of notifications are relevant to you. That way you don’t get spammed by unnecessary messages. Nobody needs more distractions!

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Open Social Notification on tablet


Events connect your online and offline experience

Your community members have the ability to enroll to private and public events. Event managers set locations and dates and control the visibility settings. You can follow events and post comments to get the discussion going.

Events bridge the gap between the online and offline engagement of your community members. Getting people aligned along common interests ensures the long term health of your community. This makes events a critical part of any successful community building effort.

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Open Social Events on mobile


Personalized content shows updates that are relevant to you.


Smart app messages and emails notify you when needed.


Enroll your community members to closed and public events.


Create both open and closed groups around shared interest.


Powerful search and filtering on content and user profiles.


Publish rich content both with public and private settings.


Let community members connect with each other.


Powerful user roles differentiate rights for community members.


RESTful API allows for integration with your own software.


Flexible architecture allows for custom extensions for your special use cases.


Customize your community to match your branding.

Why do you need Open Social?

Empowering people to engage, collaborate and organise in a bottom-up way yields amazing results. Open Social is especially suitable for volunteer communities. Read the business case ‘social network spurs 600% increase in volunteering’.

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