Boardable software


26 reviews(5.0/5)
26 reviews(5.0/5)

Boardable is a cloud-based membership management solution for small to midsize nonprofit organizations. Key features include collaboration, document management, scheduling and member input.

Boardable enables users to customize team structures and direct meetings, notifications and discussions to the necessary groups. The solution also includes a meeting scheduling system that allows users to select their availability for each time, and organizers can choose the best possible time for each user.

Discussions, documents and polls can all be associated with a meeting and are accessible on a single screen for viewing before, during or after the meeting. Users can create polls to get input from members before meeting, hold votes remotely and gather information from members who might not be able to attend a given meeting.

Boardable allows administrators to set access level for users, granting them privileges and guide rails based on their role in the organization.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Jason from Centric, Inc.

    August 2018

    Great communication tool for our board of directors

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    Pros

    Boardable has helped us put all of our documents and conversations in one place. It has also helped myself and our board of directors communicate in one place.

    Cons

    Scheduling meetings, especially when giving attendees multiple date/time options, has been a bit tricky to figure out.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Samantha from DORIS, LLC

    August 2018

    I use it as a board member of a small non profit

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    Pros

    It keeps all of our information in the same place and links to our email. I like that the support staff can set our meetings in there and push them out to us via email and attach the meeting agendas

    Cons

    Not sure...I haven't found many. I guess I hate remembering so many passwords so signing in all the time kind of stinks.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chris from Hear Indiana

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    This software has transformed how our board operates. And at a budget-friendly price point!

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    Pros

    Easy access to board specific comms and files. We've even used the polls feature to facilitate board voting.

    Cons

    The calendaring feature could be improved and from what I understand, it will be. For example, visibility into an organization-wide calendar of events above and beyond board meetings.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tiffany from OneOC

    June 2018

    Simple and Easy to Use

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    Pros

    I love how Boardable has everything we need in one place. I really like using the scheduler to find a meeting date instead of having to us another program to do that. They are constantly evolving and building enhancements to the software making it very easy to use and intuitive. I like the security features that allow each group to only see information pertaining to their particular group. This helps to ensure that sensitive documents are secure within the software. Members of our board love how the software is self-explanatory and easy to navigate through. The transition from our old software was very well received because of this.

    Cons

    There are still a couple enhancements that I would like to see, but their customer service team is very open to hearing new ideas that will ultimately help everyone using the software.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andrew from Sagamore Institute

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Boardable has made organizing board activity incredibly successful.

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    Value for Money

    Easier board management and consolidation of processes.

    Pros

    Lots of features that are incredibly functional. Calendar is very clean and easy to use specifically when it comes to checking who has replied yes to the meeting invite. Polls are helpful when tracking board decisions. File management is incredibly useful when giving access to Board members to past files and minutes. We also upload audio files of past meetings making it incredibly easy for members that miss meetings to stay engaged. Easy to control members and invites easily adding groups to calendar invites and sharing files.

    Cons

    With most upstart tech companies they are building the software through customer recommendations. Which means the product is a work in progress and does not have total functionality right now. They are doing a great job updating and adding features but it takes time.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Darcy from Metonymy Media

    May 2018

    Game-changing for Boards

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    Pros

    Centralized communication has been key to moving our organization forward. It's helped with accountability and tracking, and allows us to communicate between board meetings. Polls are great for gathering feedback, etc.

    Cons

    I want to be able to use Boardable for my committee functions as well. We have started to do this, but find the feature set is limited. I believe this could be fixed by changing the way we look at member, observer, and administrator. In other words, I want my committee members to have member-level access but only within their defined group. As it stands, committee members can't assign meetings, upload files, etc. because they are limited by their user status. Also, file storage can get hairy. There should be more instructions on storing files, attaching them to meetings, access, etc.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Albert from The Christensen Fund

    Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    It's 4 AM in San Francisco, but work hours somewhere and the site seems to be down

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    Pros

    Very accessible, easy to use. Site has been up five of the last six times I've tried to access the in the last couple of weeks.

    Cons

    Website is inaccessible; appears to be down but no way to tell. Fortunately, the Board Meeting is not later today and will have time to update. Board meetings are probably pretty important for you too, so it would be good to check on uptime statistics, especially in the time zones where you work, before moving relying on this platform.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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    Response: Jeb, Boardable

    May 2018

    Albert, thank you for your feedback. We recently launched a new website and did have some downtime. Although we did not log any product (app.boardable.com) downtime, our marketing website (boardable.com), which has a link to login to the product, was down for some time during the launch. We notified Boardable account owners in advance of the possible disruption but it appears the communication that went out wasn't sufficient. As such, we have reviewed our advance communication process. Thank you for your user experience feedback; it's highly valuable to us as we grow and improve our processes. Thank you for being a Boardable customer and I appreciate your kind words about its ease of use. Jeb Banner, CEO, Boardable

  • Gary from Camp Luther

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    Using Boardable over the last few months has been a great improvement for us from paper handouts.

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    Organization of board documents will be especially helpful during any transitions. Board members love having all their information in on place.

    Pros

    After researching several online board portals, we found Boardable to be the most economical for us. It has all the basic features we need.

    Cons

    All functions of the software work fine. We would really like to see the app for tablets and phones, a way for board members to make notes on documents as they review them. And the agenda in the meeting page, not as a separate document would be very handy.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Board Management Software, Boardable

    March 2018

    Dear Gary, thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear Boardable has helped your board members move away from printed materials. You are in good company regarding wanting to see the agenda in the meeting page! We've heard this feedback from others and we're working to address this in an upcoming product release. -Julie Heath, VP of Customer Success

  • Stephanie J. from ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEALTH FOUNDATION

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Super user-friendly and cost effective

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    Pros

    Provides a secure environment for my Board Members to access documents and information. Love that we can do polls as well to determine a meeting quorum.

    Cons

    I don't get an email copy of a message I send to the group. I also don't like that I have to upload my documents in the document center before I can attach them to my meeting invitation.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shellie from U.S. Center for SafeSport

    March 2018

    We research several board portals and Boardable won out on best value for the money

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    Value for Money

    We were able to go paperless for all board meetings and communications.

    Pros

    It is easy, not so complicated, so our board can intuitively log in and find what they need. We are a smaller non-profit and it has everything we need.

    Cons

    It may lack a couple of bells and whistles that some of the more sophisticated products have, but for the money it wins out BIG time.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Carol from Servants at Work (SAWs)

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    It has streamlined our board communications and document storage in one convenient place for board meetings and committee communications.

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    I love this software; it has eliminated the need for dozens of emails before a board meeting. It is only a little over a year old, so they are still perfecting it and are very responsive to questions, requests for help and are open to users requests for changes in the way they do things.

    Pros

    The ability to announce meetings of any kind, attach all documents in the board packet to the meeting and giving the board the ability to respond if they will attend.
    Can create multiple committee folders in the Document Center
    Can limit accessibility to some folders
    Has a People Directory for your board and can add photos and personal information
    Can download from your hard drive, Dropbox. Google Drive, and One Drive to a meeting
    Unlimited storage capacity

    Cons

    So far can attach only one document at a time; they are changing this to multiple document attachments
    If a document is attached to a meeting and you want to store it in the Document Center, you can't. You have to attach it again.
    Can only download from your computer to the Document Center, not the cloud drives.
    Limit of 20 users.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Danielle from The Speak Easy

    January 2018

    Boardable has greatly improved the way I work with my Board of Directors

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    The most impactful thing this software has allowed me to do is mobilize my board members more effectively to make faster and more well-informed decisions.

    Pros

    I love how easy it is to keep my core members informed. I also love that I can segment them based on committee's or initiatives to keep the 'lines clear' on only information pertinant to what they're involved in.

    Cons

    The company is still young; I would love to have better API integrations but I'm sure those are in the development pipeline.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gregory from N.A. Williams Company

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    January 2018

    Boardable is a great to easily connect all of our board members in one central place.

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    Pros

    It centralizes all of our board minutes, documents, etc and allows us to get away from a long trail of email for communication. We also really like the voting and scheduling features.

    Cons

    It took a while to figure out to use the document adding feature. Once I got it, it is very simple but did take a few tries to get it worked out.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tim from Dakota Hopsital Foundation

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Easy set up. Having a few glitches

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    Pros

    Easy to use and customize. I like that it links with other calendars but the link is not obvious to many users.

    Cons

    Support is weak. Staff have issues not being resolved. Set up for Board was easy but more than 30% did not recognize the need to complete and set up a password. resulted in multiple requests to complete

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Board Management Software, Boardable

    January 2018

    Hi Tim, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback around support and log in issues. We are working this week to improve both of those experiences, look for updates soon. If you would like us to provide a demo of Boardable during a board meeting to answer questions and show all its functionality, we would be happy to set up screenshare for that. Thank you, Jeb Banner, CEO, Boardable

  • Joe from Coxsackie-Athens Little League

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    December 2017

    Simple, affordable and does what it needs to without the high price point. Great for small boards.

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    Single online portal that is accessible to all our board members. Centralized storage and documentation center as well as discussion board. Integrated calendar and polls work well to keep all members connected in between meetings. And everything has permissions settings to allow/ disallow access to pretty much anything you like.

    Pros

    It's simplicity. Very easy to use and has a quick learning curve. Tech support has been very responsive to any questions or requests. Was able to get out working and all our board members online in less than 10 mins. They offer a free trial which makes this choice a no brainer.

    Cons

    It is a little limited on a few, just a few, features compared to some other really higher prices choices. But they are continuously making changes and adding upgraded features. This was the only reason I didn't give the features 5 stars as it wasn't the perfect solution (for our needs) , but hey, nothing is ever perfect. Extremely close though and wouldn't really consider this a con.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Julie from Miriam Foundation

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    December 2017

    Boardable is easy to learn and use. Any questions I have are answered quickly.

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    I appreciate the ease of use in keeping all documents organized and in determining who has access to them.

    Pros

    I like the straightforward, clean format which makes Boardable easy to use. Everything needed for a meeting is easily connected to that meeting and documents are easily filed after the meeting.

    Cons

    The only issue some of our users have with Boardable is the inability to make notations within a document. Also, as an administrator I would like to be able to rearrange documents in the Document Center.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Robin from United Way of Central Indiana

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2017

    Great product. Getting even better with every new release.

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    Value for Money

    Ease of communication with my volunteers

    Pros

    Ease of use. This is a simple way to communicate with your boards and committees - really any group of people you need to gather together for discussion!

    Cons

    The polling options need clarified a bit more - they are not as intuitive as the rest of the software is.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kim from United Way of Central Indiana

    November 2017

    United Way of Central Indiana uses Boardable for our board and committees. Makes life easy!

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    Saves so much time and having to send emails out again and again. Links people together and the discussion and poll features will be a big help.

    Pros

    Saves staff time in not having to send multiple emails.. Board members don't have to look through lots of email to find their board packet.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Polina from Pattern Magazine

    October 2017

    Easy to use, and works as intended!

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    Pros

    Boardable is great for keeping track of events, communications and documents in one place. The Boardable team is also super responsive to support requests and you can tell that they are working hard to improve the product every single day.

    Cons

    One big improvement worth pursuing is a better IU on mobile, otherwise, there's nothing I don't like about it. The biggest hurdle to overcome with this software is getting the entire board to use it.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dan from Montessori Garden Academy

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Very easy to use and navigate

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    Value for Money

    Having one place to send and receive messages and store documents for the entire Board to see. It beats using Outlook or Gmail to try and track messages and communications

    Pros

    I think the easy of use and being able to organize documents in a logical way. This is fairly flexible versus other programs that force you into their logic

    Cons

    Too many clicks. Seems like you have to click around to find things that should be opened in one click. It is difficult to tell if you have sent a message or posted a document that you want the rest of the Board to see. It would be nice if there was a data tag that said when and who the document was sent too.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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