Our Platform Never Stops Growing

Below the surface of every great PeopleGrove community, lies a great PeopleGrove product that encourages students and alumni at every stage of their journey to flourish.

Not Just Another Network - 

Your Network

Imagine a world of 1st-level connections, all with one thing in common: your community, its needs, and real-time opportunities.

One Community, From Enrollment to Alumni.

PeopleGrove guarantees:

Designed For More Meaningful Connections

Advanced Matching Algorithm

Who should I talk to? It's question #1. Users receive recommendations to connect with others who are both like-minded and likely to respond, based on their activity levels.

Steps to Grow Your Network

Reaching out can be intimidating. With best-practice, step-by-step guidance delivered in three simple steps, even the most novice networker can have the confidence of a pro.

Time-Delayed Automatic Greetings

And yet, sometimes fear gets the best of us. On LinkedIn, when a new user joins but doesn’t start a conversation with another user within their first 24 hours, does that new user receive a personalized welcome message directly from a community veteran? No? Well, they do on PeopleGrove.

Customizable Templates

They’ve worked up the courage to reach out. Now, what to say? Provide them with not just one, but up to three tailored templates to take out the guesswork of authoring. 

Pro Tips

For both old and young, experienced and otherwise, taboos can often be our undoing. With PeopleGrove’s text-triggered tips, your users will ask good questions, present themselves professionally, keep messages to an appropriate length, and even better, reach networking success. 

Success Metrics

Highly Engaged Users

Move your community beyond just initial involvement. Give them the tools for perpetual engagement.

A Deep-Rooted Community

Be it one-to-one connections or one-to-many discussions, PeopleGrove unleashes the power of your community.

  • Built-in video chat & dial-ins honor privacy and enable virtual connection

  • Email passthrough & SMS streamline messaging — no login required

  • Discussion forums allow users to share insights & spark new conversations

  • Availability settings & calendar sync to remove scheduling headaches

  • Google Maps visualizations of your community to discover connections

  • Staff-authored & user-generated articles, webinars & podcasts

  • Faculty-to-student & peer-to-peer connection & mentoring options

  • Alumni business directory to promote more connections

You’ve got the people. We’ve got the platform. Let’s bring them together.

Enhancements That Users Love

Grow your grove beyond the basics by adding in one or more of our premium add-ons. Groves grow stronger in masses.

Build New Bridges

Bridges by PeopleGrove is your community’s collection of experiential learning opportunities supported by an army of alumni and other external constituents, designed to drive student and alumni engagement, catalyze career-skill development, and increase alumni affinity.

  • Real-world, short-term work projects sourced directly from alumni and families
  • Step-by-step guidance from industry mentors
  • University branded and centrally-controlled platform

Events Simplified

Why send your users to event tools that sit off in a silo? Manage your event listings, registrations, payments, and even check-in tracking right here, in PeopleGrove.

  • Simplified event registration, even for those who are not yet fully signed-up users
  • Optional virtual event integrations with Zoom Webinars and Brazen

Pathways to Success

Integrated, inclusive, and instantaneous, Pathways provides you with an unlimited number of fully tailorable developmental experiences, which you can set to dynamically deploy to your users as and when they qualify.

  • Create pathways for training, orientation, and certification
  • Customize branded badges awarded to users upon pathway completion
  • Leverage instantaneous progress tracking tools to intervene with those who need support

Support Tools for Groups

Organize the natural affinities that already exist within your community, and provide them with the tools they need to support one another, including a dedicated discussion forum and resources page.

  • Provide academic units (colleges, departments, majors) a corner kingdom of their own, complete with bulk email and analytics capabilities
  • Manage alumni association or other membership status-tracking, including accepting dues payments through Stripe

Alumni Job Referrals

Open up the hidden job market. Enable your alumni to help other alumni by sharing job referrals and vacancy announcements that they’re aware of, perhaps before they’re even shared publicly.

  • Expressions of interest in job referrals serve as an impetus for effective networking
  • For vacancies available already online, our Indeed integration pulls in descriptions and qualification data, simplifying the process significantly


Have a hand in what happens. Programs enable admins to manage long-term, structured mentorships that occur over a set period of time, to accomplish a predetermined series of goals.

  • Program-specific registration questions for optimal bulk matching
  • Automated email reminders ensure milestones are reached, at scale
  • Progress tracking is centralized—goodbye spreadsheets!

Data & Insights

Beyond connections, PeopleGrove produces data so you can understand how your community is engaging.

Insights Into Your Community

Derive value from the data inside of PeopleGrove, plus, manage and administer your community, your way.

Data for Fundraising

Use your data to help with your outreach and fundraising efforts and provide value to your community.

GroveConnect: Apps & Integrations Marketplace

We do what we do best, and integrate with others for the rest. That way, you enjoy specialization, without fragmentation.