The Goal

Coordinate disaster risk reduction, and emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Current Locations
Locations by 2020


CBi caters to the dual need of both a private working space and a public support space. The public space focuses on acquiring new members and informing the public of ongoing projects. The private space allows those involved in the project to coordinate efforts and share information. This structure is unique, serving the needs of the community at every step of community building.

To raise awareness and effectively display existing projects within CBi, a network of landing pages was created. These landing pages are constructed using predefined sections and modules that can be added/adjusted by the site manager with ease. This mechanism is not only user-friendly and flexible, but it ensures that each page is built according to the needs/goals of the different networks.

Workspace feature example used by CBi

Workspace Feature

We created the workspaces feature specifically for CBi. Each network consists of a public showcase, and a private, invite-only workspace for those that are coordinating the relief efforts. This allows networks to focus on both creating awareness and coordinating efforts. The public space can be viewed by anyone. The private workspace hosts internal discussions and relevant files, and members can only be invited by the group/network manager.

CBi users


CBi consists of a network of individual professionals, NGOs, governmental agencies, and private businesses that want to be involved in coordinating disaster relief.

What did CBi achieve with Open Social?


CBi divides efforts between increasing public awareness (with public showcases) and coordinating relief efforts (with invite-only workspaces). 

Our workspace feature meant that groups on CBi could focus on the coordination of relief efforts away from the public.

CBi managed to connect sub-national, national, regional, thematic, and industry business networks - all in the same community!  

CBi plans to grow with Open Social and will expand to 40 countries by 2020.


Contact Evelien for your own custom community solution
Evelien Schut
Community Consultant
850+ Communities are powered by Open Social

Don't miss our posts

Sep 17, 2018 - Product Center

Create Knowledge with Crowd Innovation

How can you use crowd innovation to generate new ideas and solutions? We'll tell you how and what you need to be successful.

posted by Moritz
Sep 10, 2018 - Community Management

5 SEO Tips for your Online Community

Have you ever thought about optimizing your community for search engines? Here's a guide to make your community more visible in Google.

posted by Natasha
Aug 22, 2018 - Community Management

Live Streaming 101 for Online Communities

A guide to creating live stream content for your online community. A sure-fire way to encourage engagement!

posted by Natasha