Collaboration application for a community collaborative network


We are a collaborative network of approximately 360 partners started during COVID. We are looking for an application which we can use for collaborative and network building purpose for our partner community.

Some of the features which we require are -

  • Enabling partners to discover each other
  • Have partners list their asks, have them volunteer to fulfill each other’s requests
  • For us to be able to create standard toolkits and share with partner networks
  • (preferably) be accessible by a phone app
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Dear Siddhant,

A warm welcome to the community on behalf of all of us. Thank you for the important work that you and the partners are doing!

Considering the use-cases that you have mentioned, We would recommend Discourse.

You can read about the specific Benefits Vs Features in this link Discourse - Create an engaging online Discussion Platfrom (like this one) to build and handle large-scale communities

Here are a few quick ones,

  1. Increased engagement: Discourse offers a user-friendly and intuitive interface that encourages engagement among members of a community.
  2. Improved communication: With Discourse, community members can communicate and collaborate more effectively, improving the overall quality of discussions and interactions.
  3. Better organization: Discourse allows users to organize discussions and topics in a logical and intuitive manner, making it easier to find and participate in conversations that are relevant to them.
  4. Enhanced security: Discourse is designed with security in mind, providing features such as secure login, spam protection, and other safeguards to protect the community from threats.
  5. Customizable: Discourse allows users to customize the platform to fit the specific needs of their community, including custom branding, themes, and plugins.


  1. Categories and tags: Discourse allows users to organize discussions into categories and tags, making it easy to find and participate in relevant conversations.
  2. User profiles: Discourse provides user profiles that allow members to share information about themselves and their interests, helping to build connections within the community.
  3. Notifications: Discourse sends notifications to users when there are new posts or replies in discussions they have subscribed to, keeping them informed and engaged.
  4. Search functionality: Discourse includes powerful search functionality, making it easy to find specific discussions or posts within the community.
  5. Moderation tools: Discourse provides a range of moderation tools that allow community managers to monitor discussions, flag inappropriate content, and enforce community guidelines.
  6. Integration with other tools: Discourse can be integrated with a range of other tools, such as social media platforms, analytics software, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

Please do feel to reach out to us here/email if you need any further help in thinking this through or an installation. Discourse if open source and easy to install & maintain on an AWS or Digital Ocean Instance/Droplet.