Lumen: online group discussion platform

Lumen is a group discussion platform designed for people collaborating across different non-profit organisations. It features:

  • Dual web/email access with a range of digest options – so people can keep up to date in a manner that suits them
  • Easily searchable member profiles – it’s like having an always up-to-date address book of the movement
  • The ‘participant pane’ – allows users to easily discover more about the participants in a conversation
  • An integrated events calendar – to publicise events and avoid clashes
  • Daily summaries of news stories tweeted/shared by members – to understand what on members’ minds
  • Integration with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ – to allow people to connect in other ways and avoid duplicating information
  • Maps feature – to see a glance where people and organisations are based
  • Google Docs integration – to maintain more permanent information in an easily-editable form
  • Surveys – to seamlessly collect members’ opinions on topics that matter

Read more about Lumen on NEF’s blog.