Brightest Platform

We Know There Are a Lot of Tools Out There - Here's What Makes Us Different.

As a software buyer in 2020 you have a lot of options. Maybe even too many. So why us? Why Brightest? We'd like to suggest two reasons. First, Brightest is designed from the ground up to be an integrated system for events, social impact campaigns, and community-building. You don't need Eventbrite plus Meetup plus an email tool plus a bunch of widgets, marketing tools, and social media outlets - you just need Brightest.

Second, Brightest is a new type of company designed for a safer, healthier, and more responsible future. We're a net zero environmental impact company that plants trees and carbon offsets everything we do. We care about user privacy. We don't sell or monetize data. We don't tolerate hate speech, diviseness, or anti-Democratic values. We pay attention to the impact we're having on the world and our communities, and make sure it's a positive one. And, at the end of the day, we make good software designed to be used by good people (like you).

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Comparing Tools? Here are Some Resources to See If We're the Right Fit For You

No Other Tool Does Exactly What We Can.

Buying and comparing software is complicated, and finding the "right" tool for you is as much an art as a science. We get asked a lot "how does Brightest compare to X?" and the answer we usually give is "it depends" - primarily based on what you're trying to accomplish and what your existing workflows and context are.

That said, generally we've designed Brightest to meet a few principles. First, simpler is better. If we can save you time and reduce the number of tools and tabs you use, we're going to do our best to make it happen. Second, we try to be as flexible as possible: different organizations and people have different types of needs, so we try to make Brightest easy to use, learn, configure, and customize. We're also very friendly and open to integrations, and can integrate with a lot of systems (including some of the ones on the left) directly or via Zapier webhook. Third, we try to be ourselves and be honest: we might not always be the best system for you. We think we have a really great product (we use it ourselves and one of our founding inspirations was frustration using stuff made by other people), but ultimately it needs to feel great for you.

We designed these resources on the left to provide a basic comparison and overview of some common systems we get asked about, like Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Facebook Events, Squarespace, Action Network, and NGP VAN. If you'd like a more in-depth conversation and consultation about your needs, please get in touch anytime.