Groups - a better way to organize

We believe in the power of community

Community is a treasure. Joinable is on a mission to bring people together to build local community. We make it easy to share resources, ask for help, and, most importantly, create opportunities to connect with others in person. 

For group organizers, Joinable is a powerful community engagement tool. For members, it’s as simple as receiving a message.

Reach everyone where they are

Rather than replacing reliable communication channels such as email and SMS/text messaging, Joinable works in partnership with them, making them even better. Learn more about how we leverage email and text messaging, in addition to providing native apps and a web app. 

The app offers friendly and engaging ways to communicate, coordinate, share resources and get together with your friends, neighbors, activity groups, or local community members.

With great power comes great responsibility

Since Joinable can be used like a group email or app message tool, it's important that it's used responsibly. It is designed for both private and semi-public groups, with an implicit opt-in agreement by the inviter to the invitee that they would like to receive messages from the organizer.

The power of choice

Every email sent on behalf of a group comes with an option in the email footer for a user to change their notification preference for that message. We'll also remind members receiving messages through SMS, that they can change how they receive their messages and download the app.

Getting this right is hard

It's tricky to get app notifications right for everyone, let alone email and text messages. Finding the right balance of removing friction, reaching everyone, respecting privacy and limiting interruption is impossibly hard. 

We've been thinking about this problem for a while (one of our co-founders has been working on this problem for more than a decade). Have ideas? Send us some feedback.