Mentoring Platform for Companies and Professionals

Let the pioneers of mentoring platform make it easy for you to launch, manage, measure, and scale your mentoring initiatives.

Launch, manage, measure, and scale your mentoring platform

Launch, manage, measure and scale

your mentoring programs

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River is an award-winning mentoring platform trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, small and medium size businesses, and professional associations since 1999.

Manage, Track, and Grow

From our proprietary matching algorithm and competency-based focus to our program-driven reports and expert training and support, River mentoring platform has all of the factors you need to be successful with mentoring.

Discover how our expertise and longevity as a mentoring platform pioneer can translate into a successful mentoring program for you. With River, you can do more with mentoring!

Mentoring Platform vs Mentoring Software

Mentoring software? Mentoring platform? Mentoring this and that... What are the differences? Or are they even different from one another at all? Let's demystify that!

Mentoring software and mentoring platform essentially refer to the same concept but can be seen from slightly different perspectives.

Mentoring software emphasizes the technical aspect of the tool (such as matching mentors and mentees based on specific criteria, scheduling meetings, setting goals, tracking progress, and providing communication tools). Mentoring platform is not just about the tools it provides but also about the community it supports. It offers a structured setting for mentors and mentees to connect, interact, and grow.

In the simplest terms, both terms describe technology that helps organizations or individuals implement and manage mentoring programs effectively. The choice of term often depends on what aspect of the technology one wishes to emphasize—the technical infrastructure, "mentoring software," or the community and interactive environment it supports, "mentoring platform."

Key Features of River Mentoring Platform


Configure River mentoring platform to suit the needs of your mentoring programs.

  • Run multiple mentoring programs from one interface and control who participates.
  • Brand the platform with your unique name and logo, and brand programs with distinct messaging and imagery.
  • Choose any mentoring formats you want to offer, e.g., paired mentoring, group mentoring or mentoring circles, situational mentoring, reverse mentoring, and cross-functional mentoring
  • Identify who can be in your mentoring program and which role(s) they will play.


Get smart and easy matching with River’s proprietary algorithm.

  • Configure and weight the matching algorithm for each program.
  • Decide how matches will be made in each program, from self-directed, administrator-matched, and/or bulk match.
  • Get smart recommendations based on competency growth areas and strengths.
  • Link people across functions, locations, and generations.
  • Facilitate/seed learning relationships for program participants.


Monitor and manage your mentoring programs through a single, centralized administrative portal.

  • Manage your mentees’ and mentors’ participation in one or more programs via user and audience management tools.
  • Measure impact by scheduling check-ins with program participants using River’s proprietary Monitoring Tool.
  • Curate learning resources for specific program audiences to ensure access to mentoring best practices for program participants.
  • Ensure ongoing participant engagement via built-in notifications and program-level communication.


Get the data and metrics you need to measure success. Key measures to assess include:

  • Participation numbers
  • Mentoring activity
  • Satisfaction metrics
  • Speed to competency, which measures the competencies people focused on in their relationship(s) and the gains they made

Mentoring Platform Use Cases

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is a natural fit for mentoring. In fact, research has shown that a diverse network can help support deeper learning, spark more innovation, increase performance and productivity, and generate better overall collaboration.

With River mentoring platform and services, you can support D&I through a range of mentoring programs that bring people together regardless of age, gender, location, or title.

As the numbers show, diversity-focused mentoring programs are one of the top ways companies can develop a diverse and inclusive workforce. Let River help you create dynamic and diverse mentoring networks.

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When someone joins your company, how easy is it for them to learn the ropes, build a new network, get up to speed, and dive into the work you hired them to do?

With a mentoring program powered by River mentoring platform, you can help your new employees tap into the knowledge resources of your company from day one—and make them feel like they are cared about right from the start.

Contact us today to learn how you can make mentoring part of your onboarding success story.

High Potential Programs

Mentoring and high-potential programs go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, this often also means a huge administrative burden that goes along with running a mentoring program for your high potentials. Well, not anymore…

River mentoring platform easily automates the matching process and administrative tasks for you so you can run your high-potential mentoring program more efficiently. As you build your program and run it more smoothly with River, you can simultaneously increase your high-potential bench strength. How? Because 84% of high-potentials actively identify and develop potential in others. It’s the ultimate win-win!

Contact us today to learn how River can bring your high-potential program to the next level.

Succession Planning

Workforce demographics are changing. Millennials are rising in numbers, and Baby Boomers are retiring. Yet, just 5% of companies have implemented specific policies and management practices to address the skills gap as older workers retire. (Source: SHRM-AARP Strategic Workforce Planning Survey, 2012.)

Let River help you address the skills gap and get more out of your succession planning efforts—before it ever becomes an issue.

A mentoring program powered by River mentoring platform can help you effectively connect key employees with trusted leaders so they can share critical knowledge before they leave. This helps guarantee a functional “bench” for your organization’s leadership and a smooth transition as the old guard leaves and the new generation takes over.

Contact us today to learn more about how a mentoring program driven through River mentoring plaform can play a role in your succession planning efforts.

So what are you waiting for? Contact River today to schedule a demo of our mentoring platform.

So what are you waiting for? Contact River today to schedule a demo of our mentoring software.

“River is really a special product because it takes all the elements of social interactions and wraps them into a learning structure that leverages a company’s competency model and the experiences of their employees. The participants have very intentional and focused conversations that help them attain a specific learning goal or do their jobs better.”

Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group

Mentoring Software Results & Feedback

What Our Clients Have To Say

Our clients have told us how River mentoring software improved their mentoring programs, impacted their users, and put them on track to solve real business problems.

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our clients have to say in their own words.

So what are you waiting for? Contact River today to schedule a demo of our mentoring software.



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