Get Started with Humentum Connect

Get Started with Humentum Connect

Humentum Connect is Humentum's networking and collaboration platform. It hosts over 4,000 verified international relief and development professionals.

Connect provides Humentum members with an invaluable space to seek advice, to share news and updates, and to work together to make the sector better.

Wondering how to get started? This guide will give you everything you need to know.

These short videos will help you and your colleagues get accustomed to the platform and everything has to offer.

Jump in, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Step 1 - Request Access

Everyone who has an email address with a Humentum member approved domain can sign up to Humentum Connect.

You can request access to Connect by following this link. Fill out that short form and send it through to us - we'll verify that you work for a Humentum member organization and will send through an email so you can set a password and access your user account.

The video below takes us through the process from start to finish.

Step 2 - Set Up Your Profile

By setting up a profile and adding a photo, you can better connect with colleagues from within the sector all around the world.

You can access your profile through your photo or icon in the top left corner, or by following this link. We'll take you through in more detail in the video below.

Step 3 - Join a Community

Connect’s communities are where all the connecting happens. There are a variety of communities, mainly split up between areas of expertise and sector-relevant topics. You can join as many as you like.

In addition, there are some closed communities. If you believe you should have access to these, get in touch with us at

Take a look at the communities Connect has to offer here, and if you'd like to follow us through on an example, check out the video below.

Step 4 - Add or Reply to a Post

Now it’s time to actually start interacting. If you're here, that means you're a sector professional - you have vital knowledge and experience to offer the community, and any contribution you make to this platform could be make a serious positive impact on the work more than 3000 of your colleagues are doing around the world.

You can take a look at all our discussions here, and if you have a question or something to share, go ahead and start a discussion thread. And if you want to see that in action, check out the video we've put together below.

Step 5 - Resources, Community Libraries, The OpEx Library, and Our Toolkits

Connect’s resources are one of its key attractions. Over the years, we’ve developed a thriving community of sector professionals who are all invested in one aim - making the sector better. We share resources in order to make our lives easier and our projects more effective.

You can find resources through using the search function or by going through community libraries. The OpEx Library contains all sorts of foundational resources, and you can find that, and our toolkits, here.

If you want a walk-through, this video will take you through our library system, the resources we here at Humentum have organized slightly differently, and how to contribute useful resources yourself.