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Tessa Kriesel
Tessa Kriesel

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Hello fellow community friends! I am looking for a community software solution that integrates memberships into the platform. I would have 2-3 different audiences/personas and I would need to be able to charge a significantly different rate for all. Outside of membership integration, seeking a platform that allows for rich text content, direct messaging (with limitations, non paying members can't use). Hmm the more I think about it, the more permissions and groups and settings there are, the better. All of my audiences will have different needs and different perks based on their pricing model.

I really like Circle and Forem so far, but neither seem to have integrated memberships so I may be leaning towards Mighty Networks, but would love to hear other options as my experience with Mighty Networks is fairly low too.

Thanks all!

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Jocelyn

We're using Mighty Networks right now but without paid memberships.

Based on my experience so far, you can DM whoever you want in the Network. Group chats are only available on Web and it's limited, so the Group chat is actually a Network-wide chat or a chat for a specific Group within your Network. You can opt to turn these on or off.

There are limited moderation functionalities, if that's important to you. You can't change the permissions for moderators, and you can't report specific comments (only the main post). When you most a post from Group to Group or Group to Network, all the activity the post originally had (comments, likes, etc.) disappear.

I like that you can make Public, Private & Secret Groups, and you can make specific Groups paid. Each Group (and the Network) has a variety of post types and sections you can turn on or off.

Hope that's helpful! Happy to chat more too. We've been on MN for a couple months now.

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Nina Dahlblom

Interesting to hear. I just started evaluating their platform. The free version is not allowing me to check out the events or content library and I would like to understand what formats it allows. IS it supporting zoom events, is the content library allowing any video formats (youtube, zoom, vimeo etc etc)...

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Nina Dahlblom

I planned to check it out with my leadership team and until they are boarded I will just sit and wait with the free 14 day trial, so that I get their opinions too.
Any comments on their branding options.

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Jocelyn

I'm not sure what the events and content library offer since we're not using those features right now. You can join their Hosts community on Mighty Networks to see how their team is using it. I believe their roadmap includes a lot of improvements and new features for Events.

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Andy McIlwain 🇨🇦

Are you looking for an enterprise-level solution with SLAs, a self-serve turnkey SaaS, or something more open for customization?

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Tessa Kriesel Author

Self-service, ideally. Small budget to start.

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T

Self service for the moderation or administration or both? This seems doable! curious if you are looking into using your own Stripe account for collecting payments or anything like that?

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Mac

You could use something like MemberSpace or MemberStack to add memberships to Circle or Forem!

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Tessa Kriesel Author

Definitely an option. I don't think either of those platforms have the level of permissions I need. I need two different primary roles and they each have vastly different needs... I think anyways.

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cesar

At Mindvalley we recently made the transition to Tribe.so a couple of months ago. We are able to create a focused community for each of our courses and also manage our global student community. Might be work looking into it.

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Deb

I lead a Mighty Network and also am a consultant supporting other Mighty Network Hosts, I'd be happy to give you more info in regards to the MN capabilities, features, and functions.