last person joined: 2 days ago 

Ask a question. Give advice. Share resources. Looking for software or hardware recommendations? Want to know how others are using text messaging in their work? Trying to find examples of IT policies? The NTEN Discuss forum is a great resource for all of the above and more! It's the general discussion list for the NTEN community, and folks all over the US (and the world) are sharing their questions, answers, and news about nonprofit technology.

Board Portal Recommendation

  • 1.  Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Oct 04, 2018 18:33
    Aloha Folks,

    I am looking for a reasonably priced Board of Directors Portal Solution.  Does anyone have any recommendations?


    John Cruz
    Director of Information Technology
    Child & Family Service
    Ewa Beach, HI
    Tech Accelerate

  • 2.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Oct 05, 2018 06:42
    Also interested in this. Thank you - 


    Diane M. Felicio, Ph.D.
    Interim Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
    Community Catalyst
    One Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
    617-275-2847 (o); 617-784-8440 (c)

    Sent from Outlook Mobile via Apple Device

    Tech Accelerate

  • 3.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Oct 05, 2018 09:15
    What is the purpose/need requiring this search for solution? If you can explain your story a bit it would help us to recommend a good solution to consider.

    K. Howard Enterprise Solutions LLC
    Kyle O'Donnell

    Tech Accelerate

  • 4.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Oct 05, 2018 10:05
    Hi All,

    Our association President adopted BoardEffect a few months ago and loves it. He didn't need any assistance from IT in getting it up and running and the board members have been engaged in a way they weren't with communications via email or our old board intranet. Part of the reason he chose it is because we're aimed at higher education professionals and many colleges as well as CHEMA organizations use this same platform so there was familiarity. The "base" price is $5000 per yer for 40 users but he negotiated that down to some more friendly non-profit pricing.

    Stephanie Henyard
    Information Technology
    Society for College and University Planning

    Tech Accelerate

  • 5.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Oct 05, 2018 10:03
    Hi John,

    We currently use DirectorPoint, partially because some of our board members already use DirectorPoint for other board they are on. Functionality-wise, it seems fine for board members to view the materials prior to the board meeting (though I'm not the one who personally uses it). We previously also used it for all of our staff, for them to see the board materials that are prepared. However, that was not well used among staff (and did cost money for each account). Once we implemented SharePoint, we had a better solution for internal staff members to view files so now DirectorPoint is only for the board members' use.

    Keisha Carr
    Systems Support Associate
    Bainum Family Foundation
    Bethesda, MD

    Tech Accelerate

  • 6.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Oct 05, 2018 13:32
    We provide a Salesforce-based Board Portal - its pretty cool!  Check it out Turn a Salesforce Customer Community into a Nonprofit Board Portal
    Vimeo remove preview
    Turn a Salesforce Customer Community into a Nonprofit Board Portal
    Learn how NAMI uses Salesforce Communities to create a functional, low cost, intuitive portal for board members. The success of any board meeting in part depends on preparation. Using Salesforce Communities, board members can easily see board rosters, committee assignments, board documents, and vote on key issues (relevant for a consent agenda board meeting).
    View this on Vimeo >

    Lisa Rau
    Executive Chairman
    Washington, DC

    Tech Accelerate

  • 7.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Nov 13, 2018 12:38
    Our board portal is the only one available that can not only help with board management (document hosting, meeting management etc) but can also help with your strategic planning (creating, adopting and monitoring goals).

    Happy to arrange a demo for you!

    Find out more at Board Portal Software - Board Management & Governance Solutions
    Nxtboard remove preview
    Board Portal Software - Board Management & Governance Solutions
    The NXTBoard platform is a first-of-its-kind board portal that combines management and strategic planning features so that board members and executive teams can not only increase efficiencies and decrease dysfunction but can also increase member accountability and give boards the ability to truly drive results.
    View this on Nxtboard >

    Louise Finlay
    Austin, TX

    Tech Accelerate

  • 8.  RE: Board Portal Recommendation

    Posted Nov 14, 2018 12:00
    If you're comfortable with a DIY approach and you happen to already be using Office 365, I think you could do it in SharePoint fairly easily and very low-cost. I created one in Salesforce for my org a couple of years ago using on-premise Sharepoint but I think the basic building blocks of what Sharepoint on-line provides are about the same and would be well suited to meeting the needs of a secure portal - Documents, Calendar, communications, etc. Good luck!

    Rob Foley
    IT Director - The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

    Tech Accelerate