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After numerous privacy and security concerns many nonprofit organizations had second thoughts about employing Zoom as their go-to video conference platform. But with Covid-19 showing no signs of letting up – charities couldn’t just eliminate their contract – they had to make sure they had another video-conferencing platform set up.

Many of these nonprofits turned to Boardable – a board management software designed specifically for nonprofits in mind. While the software offers many other capabilities – they recently introduced their newest tool – Boardable Meetings with Video to alleviate customers’ needs for virtual meetings during the pandemic.

In Use:

Boardable software was developed by CEO and Founder Jeb Banner in 2016 after realizing that there were no board management platforms catering to nonprofits. He remembers managing board of directors trying to utilize tools that weren’t solving the core issues that his boards were facing. Instead of complaining, Banner decided to take a leap of faith and build an initial version of what is today known as Boardable.

While Boardable existed well before the pandemic - Boardable Meetings with Video came about as a direct result of many nonprofits forced to work remotely. Banner hopes that with Boardable Meetings with Video, he can “bring board experience to board members where they are digital living.” 

While some businesses use Boardable, it’s priced to where nonprofits whether they are small or large can utilize the platform. Pricing starts at $79 per month for 10 users and goes up to $299 per month for large, well established nonprofits. All companies wanting to try Boardable can access it free with a 30-day trial so they can test it before they use it – a big draw for charities hesitant about making the switch.

Technology Used:

Boardable Meetings with Video is located on the cloud. It also has an app for Android and iPhones so a board member can call in to a meeting virtually anywhere. When asked about security issues Banner assured me that one cannot “zoom” bomb a meeting – or pop into a meeting that he or she was not invited to. “You have to have a boardable account,” explains Banner. Authentication begins with an email address and if one does not have an account the host must add them to the meeting in order for the user to gain entrance.

Ease of Use

Customers think Boardable as a whole is easy to use so it makes sense that Boardable Meetings with Video is as well. Users can take advantage of the 30-day free trial to learn the system. Remember that this platform is very new so they may have to be patient as the platform works out the kinks in the system. Banner discussed how passionate he is about ensuring his customers benefit from the tool and is always eager to hear feedback whether positive or negative. Because of that he states that Boardable is always pushing out new releases to the software.

Recap:

Boardable is a board management software aimed at nonprofits. With boardable users can build agendas, record meetings, vote digitally, and store documents for ease of use. With the Covid-19 forcing volunteers and employees to work remotely Boardable introduced Boardable Meetings with Video which allows board of directors to get together digitally to hold meetings and vote. Affordably priced for charities – it’s an alternative to Zoom, WebEx, and other video conference platforms. Unlike other conferencing platforms, Boardable Meetings with Video has nonprofits best interests in mind – because it was built for them.

Advantages:

  • Built specifically for nonprofits forced to work remotely due to Covid-19
  • Different price-points for different size charities and nonprofits
  • Free 30-day trial
  • Includes more than just video conferencing – users can vote, e-signatures, save documents, and record minutes
  • Mobile apps for Androids and iPhones

Disadvantages

  • The video-conference tool is so new – they have not had time to figure out all of the kinks and fix them
  • Compared to Zoom which is free to use – charities may opt for that

My Opinion

I have a confession. I hold a special place in my heart for software that’s created with nonprofit organizations in mind. Often times, nonprofits have to use outdated, cheap, and cumbersome tools because they don’t have the money to afford the latest platforms.

Boardable Meetings with Video is more than just a conferencing platform. With the monthly fees charities are also get the abilities to hold votes, save documents, and build agendas. It’s an interesting software to check out if you’re not satisfied with your current video-conferencing service. With a 30-day free trial – charities don’t have much to lose.

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Danielle Loughnane

Danielle Loughnane earned her B.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has currently been working in the data science field since 2015. She is the author of a comic book entitled, “The Superhighs” and wrote a blog from 2011-2015 about working in the restaurant industry called, "Sir I Think You've Had Too Much.” In her spare time she likes reading graphic novels and snuggling with her dogs.

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