Mentoring Software

Written by Hilary Cooke on 16 February 2017

Hi lovely people - some advice please...

Do any of you have a recommendation for mentoring software? I have been asked to set up and manage a mentoring programme for a group of clients (so there is no shared intranet or platform because they all work for different organisations) 

I was wondering if there is a software package you would recommend that would help match people up? - so willing mentors can put their stall out and mentees can look for a match and get in touch. I know some software and sites work on algorithms to match people up, but I don't necessarily need anything that fancy because they all work in the same industry, so interests will be similar. The numbers are small - for the first year I will be facilitating mentors for about 20 mentees. 

Is there anything out there that you would recommend?

Also any tips from experience in running and managing a mentoring programme?

Many thanks in advance


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Submitted on 6 March, 2017 - 12:20

Hi Hilary, have you found out any more on your travels?


Submitted on 7 March, 2017 - 14:10

Hi Hilary, I would recommend a conversation with CRB Associates, they have a specifically designed mentoring tool that is customisable for organisation requirements. It's created around the mentoring process and therefore very easy to use and get value from. Here's a link to their site:​

I've worked with the team in the past, great bunch of folks. Hope you find it useful, best wishes,





Submitted on 7 March, 2017 - 16:13

Hi, Hilary. River Software ran a webinar a few weeks ago on designing a mentoring program. It might be of interest to you. You can access it here.

Full disclosure that I work for River, but our software may be more than you need right now.  But I'd be happy to talk to you about your project and help in any way I can.




Submitted on 8 March, 2017 - 10:38

Hi Laura Francis, thank you for posting the link to your webinar on mentoring. I have tried to access it once I receive an email from River and unfortunately it won't let me access it. Can you assist?


Submitted on 8 March, 2017 - 14:00

Hi, Emily.

Absoultely. I'll connect with you via email.



Hilary Cooke

Submitted on 8 March, 2017 - 08:55

Hi Jo, Steve and Laura,

Thank you for your responses. I will certainly access that webinar Steve - thank you and Laura for your offer.

I have looked at River Software and it is great - but a bit like using a race-horse to deliver the milk! At the moment for me anyway - one day....

I will definitely look at the webinar though so thank you for that and for your contact.

Happy days




Submitted on 8 March, 2017 - 14:02

You have me laughing this morning, Hilary. Love the analogy. I hope our resources can help you and that your program is a huge success. Best wishes with the project, Hilary!