Innovative Mentoring Software Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Innovative Mentoring Software

Cloud-based mentoring software for youth mentoring programs

5.0/5 (8 reviews)

Innovative Mentoring Software overview

Innovative Mentoring Software is a business management solution aimed at youth mentoring programs, with the tools for monitoring contacts, mentors, and mentees. With features including a self-service mentor portal, case notes, mentor applications, matching assistance, screening processes, custom reporting, time tracking, automatic reminders, and communications management, Innovative Mentoring Software aims to streamline and simplify the day-to-day tasks of youth mentoring businesses for both staff and mentors.

Utilizing the matching assistance tools, users can view and match potential mentees or mentors based on similarities such as shared interests, characteristics, location, gender, and age, and can create 1-on-1 or group matches based on this criteria. Innovative Mentoring Software can also help businesses to source and recruit new mentors with tools such as recruitment process workflows, mass emails, applications upload, mentor screening, background checks, and mentor training programs with time tracking and activity logging.

The online mentor portal aims to save on paperwork and time by providing mentors with a self-service solution to send messages to mentees, carry out surveys, send invitations, and track and document all meetings. Each meeting can be supported with evidence such as date, length of time, case notes, activity logs, and more, meaning custom reports can be automatically generated to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and programs.


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United States, Canada

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Innovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Mentee profiles can be created with all relevant informationInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Mentee files also include case records, communication history, documents, activities, surveys, and moreInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: The Innovative Mentoring homepage details the most recent online registrations and other important metricsInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Custom reports can be generated and exported or sent via email Innovative Mentoring Software screenshot: The mentor portal is accessible by mobile devices and allows mentors to track time, log activities, make case notes, and moreInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Users can view a list of mentees waiting to be matched, along with their screening resultsInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Notes can be added to cases to document follow ups or meetingsInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Reports can be generated for things such as mentee demographics, match lengths, match statistics, and moreInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Admin can reject or accept mentor registrationsInnovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Surveys can be created and carried out by mentees within Innovative Mentoring Innovative Mentoring Software screenshot: Mentee/mentor data can be exported to an Excel file for custom analysis

Innovative Mentoring Software reviews


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Kathleen Kelly

Comprehensive mentoring program software with great search tools!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using IMS since July of this year and it's been a great comprehensive tool to help us consolidate a lot of the information that we track and use regularly. The powerful search tool has been extremely valuable for us. We love that surveys are integrated into IMS, too. Whenever there's any issue with any function of IMS or we've needed to make a change, both the customer support and development teams are extremely responsive, friendly, and helpful. The few minor hiccups we've had have been addressed quickly and thoroughly. IMS is built for mentoring programs, has everything we need, and on top of that, has been a great team to work with!The search function, integrated surveys with Survey Gizmo, mentor application process, ease of creating relationships.

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Monte Jones

All the Support our Mentoring Efforts Needed!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-04-04
Review Source: Capterra

I am very analytical and seek to know the limits of any database I use. Innoative Mentoring Software is intuitive and simple in every way: login (yes, I've found databases that manage to make that difficult... ahem... Blackbaud... ahem...), data entry, search, report, communication... you name it. Out of the box, there is a great depth of data that can be recorded, and it is clearly created with mentoring in mind. However, the most impressive feature is the team of staff who gets to know your needs, proactively seeks creative solutions, quickly resolves issues, and continuously seeks improvement. They make custom solutions seem standard. Their staff clearly works together and I am thrilled anytime I see an update! What's more, this crew knows their strengths (databases) and partners with others for additional features. For example, they work with SurveyGizmo (the best survey software anywhere) to integrate phenomenal survey functionality for all their forms. The same goes for communication, whether by mass email or text. Ask for a demo, get to know their team, and make the right decision by working with Innovative Mentoring Software.Excellent customer support

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Faith Bosland

Youth programming database + fundraising database

Reviewed 2016-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

Our organization started using Innovative Mentoring almost two years ago and has found it very helpful. We track over 500 kids annually in 7 different programs, and the software makes it easy to keep our records in one place. We especially like that it tracks kids by graduation year, and so we don't have to start new records for them every year. Our mentoring program is small, but the match function is fantastic for tracking both mentor and mentee information, length of the match, etc. We also use the fundraising module for our donor/contact database, and really like having it integrated with our volunteer database, etc., because many people overlap. There are some features we still don't fully know how to use, but customer support is always extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly whenever we send a support ticket!

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Angie Woodford

Great product and customer service

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

I have been with Innovative Mentoring for about 3 months. My program went through a name change and at the same time we needed to look for new options for collecting and organizing our data. I contacted Innovative Mentoring and they were wonderful. I am not the best with technology, so I tend to need a lot of guidance. The support that I have received has been the best. They always get back to me and never make me feel like my questions aren't important. I recommend them to anyone that wants to get their data under control. It helps me to be organized and is way more intelligent than I am.

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Jerod Petersen

Making Mentoring Managable

Reviewed 2016-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

Kinship of Greater Minneapolis and our case coordinators are happy with all that Innovative provides. We use it for all of our case file record keeping, bulk and individual emailing tasks, follow up and check in reminders, information tracking, reporting, and much more. It makes attending to everyone in our program a manageable task as we are a small non-profit team serving 500+ individuals in a regular fiscal year. We recently upgraded to include evaluation and surveys a part of our database package. We are happy with this product and will continue to utilize it to maximize our role as an evidence based and effective expert partner in the mentoring field.

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Innovative Mentoring Software pricing

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Basic: $25.00/user/month (1-5 users)

Premium: $35.00/user/month (3-30 users)

Enterprise: $45.00/user/month (10+ users)

All billed annually.

Innovative Mentoring Software features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Reminders
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Email Integration
Reporting & Statistics

API (33 other apps)
Access Control (33 other apps)
Attendance Management (37 other apps)
Communication Management (29 other apps)
Contact Database (40 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (37 other apps)
Custom Forms (26 other apps)
Customizable Branding (32 other apps)
Electronic Payments (42 other apps)
Grants Management (26 other apps)
Mobile Integration (26 other apps)
Recurring Billing (26 other apps)
Third Party Integration (31 other apps)

Additional information for Innovative Mentoring Software

Key features of Innovative Mentoring Software

  • Program management
  • Mentor matching
  • Custom fields
  • Contact management
  • Recruiting management
  • Email integration
  • Prospecting tools
  • Workflow management
  • Automatic reminders
  • Follow-up scheduling
  • Activity dashboard
  • Job application management
  • Training management
  • Project notes
  • Contact history
  • Time tracking by client
  • Self service portal
  • Survey management
  • Surveys & feedback
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Data storage management
  • Case management
  • Learning management
  • Document storage
  • Photo albums
  • Activity logging
  • Data filtering
  • Search functionality
  • Performance reports
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Customizable reporting
  • Data import/export
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Users can send mass emails, texts and mail merge from Innovative Mentoring Software to aid communication between mentors and mentees. Integration with Constant Contact also allows users to send out email newsletters to all, or selected, contacts.

The mentor portal allows mentor to document and log their meetings and activities from anywhere. From the portal, mentors can receive automated follow-up reminders, generate surveys, add meeting notes, contact mentees, and more.

Built-in reports and charts on things such as length of matches, breakdown time, mentoring activities, demographics, breakdown of match types, and more provide insight into program effectiveness. Plus custom reports can be generated.

Activity and training hours can be logged on any device using Innovative Mentoring Software’s timer. Mentors can also add notes relating to a meeting, and upload any relevant documents.

Mentor application forms can be customized and added to the company website, with data sent automatically to the database when applications are submitted. Innovative Mentoring Software also facilitates and records mentor screening processes.