Boardable vs. Govenda

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Boardable
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Boardable headquartered in Indianapolis offers their eponymous board portal and board management application.N/A
Govenda
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Govenda (formerly BoardBookit) is a board portal software built to be the trusted technology partner for mid to large-size organizations and corporations in meeting modern governance challenges. The vendor states that by offering unmatched ROI, a user-experience focused design, and premium support, they hope to position Govenda supports complex governance. The vendor's approach includes an unlimited user model and free account migration services. Govenda is designed to be the governance tool…N/A
Pricing
BoardableGovenda
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BoardableGovenda
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Boardable
Chose Boardable
I personally evaluated each of these products and found Boardable was the best fit for our needs. Plus, none of these products could match the price for the features we wanted. I actually met with Boardable users and was able to ask honest questions and was pleased by the …
Govenda

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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises

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User Ratings
BoardableGovenda
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BoardableGovenda
Likelihood to Recommend
Boardable
Boardable is definitely worth the cost. It’s extremely valuable and there are new tools and updates being released all the time. Their staff reaches out for feedback and is easy to reach. It is a great resource for managing our board meetings and being effective, supportive, and interactive for our Trustees. I never want to waste our board members' time and Boardable helps us deliver an outstanding and engaging board experience.
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Govenda
BoardBookit is well suited for the following scenarios: - Brown Act compliance - Board members who attend meetings remotely It is less appropriate for the below scenarios: - Situations where you don't need a formal board meetings - Board members who are not tech-savvy
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Pros
Boardable
  • Organize and execute Board & Committee meetings through the "Meetings" which allows you to build your agenda, attach documents, create minutes, and send out a summary of the meeting once completed.
  • Provide a very versatile Document Center where you can archive all types of documents for current and future use.
  • Polls, Tasks, & Decision-making features. These tools allow for broadcasting to members at large or to committees important information to be acted upon. It also keeps a record of responses.
  • Reports--this is an area we are just beginning to appreciate since it provides overviews of board member engagement and progress made within committees and the board at large.
  • People Directory--an invaluable tool for orienting new board members to current members as well as allowing for board members to contact each other.
  • Goal Setting: this is a tool we are just starting to use. It allows for the tracking of progress for board projects and/or fundraising.
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Govenda
  • Document Management -- very easy to add attachments and push out
  • Meeting Scheduling -- very easy to add meetings and get RSVPs to make sure we have a quorum
  • Historical data -- storing of historical documents and meeting minutes is super easy.
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Cons
Boardable
  • Meeting scheduling can be wonky with polling for a date
  • A lot of the most valuable features are at a higher price point beyond the basic package.
  • Opportunity to improve the minutes builder
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Govenda
  • Voting -- there should be a mechanism for board members to vote through the system
  • Minutes -- meeting minutes should automatically be generated based on attendance and online voting
  • Public Facing Page -- we need to publish our agendas and minutes on our website. I would like it if there was a way we can put links on our website to BoardBookit.
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Likelihood to Renew
Boardable
If it was solely up to me it would be a no-brainer, however, it has to be a board decision.
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Govenda
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Usability
Boardable
Boardable is very user-friendly, easy to manage, and building agendas and setting up meetings is functionally easy.
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Govenda
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Support Rating
Boardable
Very responsive, but only through a ticketing system at this time.
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Govenda
Other than initial setup, we haven't really needed support. I do wish that they would roll out more features.
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Implementation Rating
Boardable
Boardable provides ample videos, information, and support to enable new members to learn how to navigate the platform. However, not all members are motivated to learn a new software system. Lessons learned with onboarding new members is to do a Spotlight meeting with them that utilizes as many of the popular features our board uses so that they shorten their learning curve. As with anything new, "practice makes permanent!"
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Govenda
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Alternatives Considered
Boardable
The main issue is this platform is designed and geared toward nonprofits vs. adapting a for-profit board portal. The second is the price point, while it has gone up significantly, is still in line with nonprofit budgets.
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Govenda
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Return on Investment
Boardable
  • Allows for a quicker turnaround in getting docs to board members.
  • Provides a one-stop location for all board proceedings and documents.
  • Pricing plans for getting up and running are easily among the best available with similar tools providers.
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Govenda
  • Board meetings are more organized.
  • It makes me, as the Executive Director, present a professional image during board meetings.
  • BoardBookit works particularly well when board members are not all in the same room for meetings.
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