Guild is purpose-built for professional communities, making it the perfect platform for sharing knowledge and connecting with peers.

Comparing Guild and Hivebrite

Hivebrite is an all-in-one community management and engagement platform, boasting tonnes of features and customisation options.

One of its main benefits over other platforms is its event management feature, which allows community managers to organise events, tickets, and payments. Its powerful search and targeting filters make it easy to segment users, and invite them to events they may be interested in based on their group, industry, location, or other custom fields. Additionally, its integration with social media platforms makes it quick and easy to promote events.

Content can also be shared through the platform via email and mobile campaigns, helping to boost engagement.

Because of its integration with online payments, Hivebrite also offers a way to monetise communities, and membership fees can be managed and collected within the platform, eliminating the need to use a third party payment service provider.

There is no free version of Hivebrite available, and support from an in-house designer or developer may be required to make the most of its more advanced functions.

Whilst Guild doesn’t offer as many advanced features as Hivebrite, it is purpose built for professional groups, networks and communities. Its simple and elegant layout, designed with mobile-first in mind makes it an ideal option for B2B community managers on the go. Guild does offer the ability to conduct polls and share events within its platform, so if you want to keep things simple, and want to get set up quickly, Guild is the better choice. Also, unlike Hivebrite, Guild is completely free for communities of all sizes, unless you need an Enterprise plan (see our pricing page for details).

Both Hivebrite and Guild facilitate networking, offering direct messaging, however, within Guild, individuals have the choice of making their profile and communities/groups private, or discoverable so that other Guild members and searchers can find them. Guild is a much more flexible and advanced networking space for professionals.

This is not something that is possible with Hivebrite, but Hivebrite does have check in and trips features, allowing members of the same community to connect with each other in person more easily.

Guild - an alternative to Hivebrite

Guild is the community platform of choice for companies and organisations of all sizes and industries.

Deloitte, Econsultancy, CIPD, The Lawyer, PRCA, The Marketing Society, Cambridge University Judge Business School, Haymarket, Incisive Media, and the National Education Union, as well as a number of other professional service organisations, tech companies, B2B media businesses and non-profits trust Guild to host their communities.

Guild's clean, mobile-first UX is purpose-built for professional communities
Guild's clean, mobile-first UX is purpose-built for professional communities

Why Guild?

  • Free for unlimited groups and members
  • Community-first with a focus on quality and a real sense of belonging
  • GDPR compliant, to protect the privacy of you, and your members
  • Purpose-built for professional communities - providing a safe space for professionals to connect, communicate and collaborate
  • Elegant and simple to use, offering a clean, mobile-first UX
  • Custom branding, analytics, and support for all community owners
  • Professional profiles for all members
  • Dedicated account management and customer support for Enterprise plans

Ready to try Guild for yourself?