Made Open enables communities and networks to harness the skills and strengths they already possess.
Depending on the configuration of your platform, members (individuals, groups and organisations) can share a whole spectrum of ideas, information and resources, whilst also helping to spread your resources, knowledge and best practice further.
The usability of our platform has been, and continues to be, extensively user-tested with our clients and their customer base. Here are ten things people love about our platform (and take a look at our video showreel too):
1. User accounts
When members join their community platform, they can build their profile, message other members, manage their contacts, measure their impact and keep a track of all the activities they have created or are involved in.
2. Best Match
Members can add 'tags' to their profile to quickly search for activities or members that match their saved profile. They simply click on the Best Match button and we do the rest!
Members can find information about all sorts of community groups, events, volunteer opportunites and more. They can also add new activities so others in their local community can benefit or get involved.
Members can find the people, groups and organisations who share their interests and care about the same things as they do. They can view their profiles, send them a message and get connected.
Members can pledge their support to the campaigns that will make a real difference to their community or network. They simply add the relevant campaign 'tag' to their activities or to their profile.
Members can set up private or public project teams. Here they can upload and download files, engage in group conversations, manage tasks, invite new members, embed Survey Monkey and Trello boards.
Members can offer to help other members in exchange for time credits, and then use their earned credits to request help from others. They can also donate their credits to other members.
Members can use the guides tool to access the tools, resources and knowledge of (licensing) organisations; and then engage in activities to build on current thinking and spread best practice.
9. Social impact
Members can record their activities, interactions and contributions on their platform; using this information as a form of 'social CV' to demonstrate THEIR impact within their community or network.
Members can apply for community 'badges' on their platform (as defined by the licensing partners). Badges are an online representation of a skill, interest or achievement within this platform.
I really recommend the healthcare skill exchange platform. I've found a QI coach, gained an improvement seminar and accessed a tour of a neighbouring trust's QI systems. Useful for all of us.
Dr. Deborah Dover, AMD for Quality Improvement & Consultant Psychiatrist
We want perinatal peer support to flourish and the awesome Made Open platform is helping us to make that happen.
Celia Suppiah, CEO, Parents 1st
The [Hexitime] timebank is inspirational. A wonderful means of harnessing our intrinsic kindness for the benefit of all.
Professor Michael West, Visiting Fellow, The King's Fund
For queries relating to our community platform, please email email@example.com.