Mobilize and activate your volunteers to drive real-world change

with Open Social's
Volunteer Engagement Platform

learn how to attract, activate and retain

Managing Volunteers Platform Software

Trusted by 1000+ organizations

Friends of the earth international
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The Salvation Army
Pachamama Alliance
Connect Members Together

Easily manage groups of volunteers

Manage small and large volunteer communities with membership management tools and easy integrations with organizational systems

Increase volunteer engagement

Activate and engage
your volunteers

Engage volunteers with purpose-built tools and features to create content, collaborate in real-time and participate in discussions

Connect members globally

Drive real-world change locally and globally

Let your volunteers create local groups and organize events around the world. Create workshops and generate impactful content

See how Open Social helps your organization and empowers your volunteers

“The Open Social platform, and especially the ideation feature we’ve built on top of it, is disrupting the way we create bottom-up policy advice in an international network of ‘open think tanks’. We’re very happy with the collaboration so far and look forward to a future where global challenges are solved by a connected global civil society.”

Jonas Nakonz
Lead Policy Kitchen, Foraus Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy

Get an out-of-the-box solution
to manage your volunteers in one place

Get an out-of-the-box solution to manage your volunteers

Monitor and Manage Volunteers

member growth

Create an easy-to-use and engaging platform

Open Socal gives you all the tools you need to make sure your members feel like they belong:

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member engagement

Tools built for community activities and collaboration

Improve communication and create valuable content and connections:

Monitor and manage
Retain your volunteers

content management & analytics

Monitor and manage large communities with ease

Open Socal has powerful analytics and site-manager tools to see what content drives engagement and growth:

Grow your Volunteer Community

sharing features

Create a sense of community by sharing more!

Open Socal is made to share, giving your community more tools and features to connect and interact with one another:

We know it’s challenging
to find the best software…

Learn how to attract, activate and retain your volunteers with an online community. Simply download our free Online Volunteer Community Guide!

We’ve taken a lot of the guesswork out. We have carefully crafted 60+ points of comparison to show how our community software compares with other products available on the market.

Join the 1000+ communities
making their story share-ific!

Creating Pathways to Sustainable Development
SDG Philanthropy
The SDG Philanthropy platform is a global UNDP community dedicated to solving sustainable development goals (SDGs). With the help of Open Social, it builds the bridge between the UN, governments and the private sector by encouraging collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
“We are an online collaboration platform that provides access to information on what partners are doing, real-time data on relevant SDGs, and events and solutions that funders and others are supporting. We add curated, targeted information every week, with a growing, connected audience.”
Connecting Experts during a Crisis
BIO Coronavirus Hub is a public platform open to anyone in need and anyone who can help with COVID-19 research and response. This hub connects stakeholders to help fight the pandemic on all fronts.
“It will take the great scientists of this industry working together across the globe to win the battle against an invisible enemy. Creating a central location to match need requests with availability helps research and development programs continue.”
Connecting students, alumni and staff
Holmesglen Institute
Holmesglen Institute uses Open Social to provide students with the tools for learning and living, and deepening relationships between the students, staff, and alumni.
“We want students to feel that this is their space to ask questions, form study or social groups, and share placement experiences.”
mobilizing 60,000 volunteers
Greenwire is a global online community created with Open Social that connects thousands of Greenpeace staff and volunteers around the world. The platform supports their active contribution to the goals Greenpeace seeks in its campaigns.
“Greenwire is increasing Greenpeace’s reach and amplifying the power of our volunteers every day. It’s a key element of a future in which the lines between online and offline activism are further blurred.”
Create a sustainable future
Pachamama Alliance
The Global Commons platform connects participants, leaders, and supporters to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a sustainable world.
“It’s important for our organization to have flexible software for the changing needs of our community. Open Social is great to build upon: 80% is handled out of the box.”
Bring experts together
United Nations Development Programme
SparkBlue brings thousands of professionals and experts across the UNDP together.
“By building SparkBlue on top of their existing Open Social platform, we could enhance SparkBlue with a number of Open Social community engagement and collaboration extensions.”

Our team works closely with you
to make sure you are successful

Open Social helps you
every step of the way

Setting up

We deploy your platform and help you easily customize your content.


We provide concierge onboarding and make sure you know how to use the platform and our features.


We have in-depth documentation to guide you, as well as helpful customer and tech support.


We are always working on updates to improve our software and add exciting new tools for you to use. 

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See what Open Social will look like with your branding and customized to align with your goals and use cases.

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Bring people together in a secure online space

Create, collaborate and communicate with purpose-built tools

Build value through knowledge generation and innovation
Drive organizational and real-world change

Open Social vs Simpplr

Simpplr has an impressive list of integrations and features. But without a developer in your team, these features can be challenging to implement and navigate for your organization.

For simple set up and community management in just days without the need for a developer, Open Social gives you a rich out of the box solution to start growing your community.

Open Social vs Vanilla

Vanilla software is incredibly easy to use but with lots of customization available. It also features a variety of handy plugins to expand your forum capability further.

Open Social has more features, that create value and help keep your members engaged. The more features offered, the more inclusive your community becomes.

Open Social vs Tribe

Open Social and Tribe offer many of the same basic online community features.

However, Tribe is much more focused on e-commerce and retail communities, and not on organizational, NGO, or goal-driven communities. On the other hand, Open Social offers a better choice for organizations that want a community that focuses on communication, collaboration and co-working.

Open Social vs Hivebrite

What makes Hivebrite unique is that it has a strong focus on the commercial side of online community creation, such as monetizing membership.

Open Social focus much more on the growth and development of your community. This is done through features such as graded e-learning courses, quizzes and certificates, crowd-innovation, and resource libraries.