Communifire is different from most other online communities because of the emphasis placed on the community (and sub-communities) working together, not just meeting socially. The functionality of the platform is designed to encourage the spread and expansion of ideas. It's ideal for organizations that want their community to not only get connected but also feel like they are both getting things done and are part of something important and real.
For vibrant online communities Communfire offers:
Before the social media revolution the discussion forum was the extent of an online community. Now, with Communifire, full-featured threaded discussion forums are just the beginning of what you can offer your members.
Members can tell the community about themselves, answering questions unique for your community. The profile also contains a photo or avatar of the user and a timeline of their public activity within the community.
Just like on your favorite social media platform, your members can establish connections to share information among trusted members. Place friends together into groups for easier management.
Members give status updates on their wall, share what they are working on, videos and photos, and "like" (or "dislike" even if you choose to let them) what others are doing and saying.
Create places where members and ideas come together around shared interests or projects. Everything is in one place with space members receiving new activity updates on their own activity stream. You can even let members create their own spaces and let things develop organically.
Encourage participation by rewarding points for activity and setting milestones for members to strive toward. You set the point milestones, level names and even images associated with each level.
Your members communicate with each other through a combined chat and messaging system. See who is online, chat with them, or send a message to members who are offline.
Communicate with all members (or a subset) by email quickly and easily. There is no need to export the list of members to an external broadcast program, it can be done within Communifire. Email templates make it easier still.
Create polls to learn more about your members and what they want or just for fun. String a collection of polls together into a survey to dig deeper into a single topic.
Communicate news, opinions, and static information to members within the community. For public communities you can tag pages in order to improve traffic through search engines.
Allow your members to use their Facebook, Twitter or Google account to log into your network, giving them one fewer password to remember and keep track of.
Apply your colors and logo to the site to make it your own. Do you prefer "Connections" to "Friends"? Change it. You can even inject your own widget and applications to give that little extra something special.
Invite your members to virtual or real world events to engage with them directly. Members RSVP and can even maintain their own calendars to manage their schedules.
Job listings are often a significant interest for community members. Connecting employers with employees is a great way to create a strong community bond.
Send out your own invitations for people to join your community or let your members invite their friends and colleagues. You can screen people who register to join to maintain membership standards.
Protect yourself and your members from inappropriate language and comments with moderation tools that allow you to automatically replace offensive language and even ban unruly members who can't follow your rules.
These are just the features that seem most relevant to online communities. You can turn on other tools like wikis if your community members want to work together on something or an online case management system if your community is for your customers.
Don't see what you need? Ask us, we can often find a way to accommodate different needs. There is surprising flexibility in the tools we provide and we've also been known to add functionality to satisfy a customer's needs.
You have a few choices in this space. Naturally, we think you should choose ours. Here's why.
You get all the collaboration, community, and administrative features you will need -- fully integrated into one system. You can start using Communifire instantly -- or it can be tailored to fit your existing infrastructure. Host it on your own servers or run it in the cloud.
Administrative features let you manage users and moderate, approve, and publish any kind of content. Create as many types of users as you like. You control who sees what and what they can do.
We protect your data by backing it up daily, and storing it in multiple locations. Our servers and hardware operate at full redundancy and are protected by biometric locks and round-the-clock interior and exterior surveillance monitoring.
Communifire is simple and intuitive to use. From the moment you begin your trial, our customer support team is at your disposal. We also provide several options for professional education, from on-site training to online webinars.
There's a lot to take in here. For most people the best way forward is to talk with us directly, tell us what you're trying to do and we'll tell (and show in a demo version of the platform) you how Communifire can do it. Then we can also talk about price and plans designed especially for online communities. Once we know we have a good fit we can set you up in a free trial to see how Communifire works in the real world. Contact us to get started.
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