What can my organization achieve with Welcome app?

bigger reach through activities

A bigger reach

An easy and effective way to reach all newcomers in your municipality. Through Welcome app, organizations become visible to a large audience. Organizations provide the activities, and we provide the target audience. Let’s help each other.

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Collaborate with other organizations

Discover which other organizations are active in the neighborhood and collaborate with them to collectively create more impact.

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Learn from feedback

Gain insight into how newcomers experience your activities and what is needed in the municipality.

What can you do on the web portal?

Your activities in our web portal!

Only together we integrate! This asks for a platform that easily facilitates this. That’s why Welcome app launched a web portal for all organizations interested in supporting newcomers. This way you can easily activate the activities of your organization for the Welcome community in your municipality. At the moment we are active in Venlo, Leiden, Dordrecht, Almere and Den Bosch.

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  • What can I as an organization do with Welcome app?

    As an organization, you can work together with us to welcome newcomers to your city. Events, workshops, language or sports classes, fun activities for children, drop-in hours, as well as information or announcements about your organization can be uploaded by you to the Welcome app to make them known to newcomers. You can do this through the web app in your own organization portal. There, you can also easily see which other organizations exist in your city and what activities they are organizing. You can contact other organizations to facilitate collaboration. Additionally, you can send messages to newcomers who have expressed an interest in attending your activity. At the same time, we ensure that the Welcome app reaches newcomers in your city, making the offerings of organizations visible to them through our app.

  • How does Welcome app differ from other social maps?

    Welcome app is different from the ‘traditional’ social map. Traditional social maps are often websites with a lot of text and a dry overview of projects or organizations. These maps are often not designed with the target audience in mind: information is centralized but not easily accessible (often only in Dutch) or action-oriented. They do not encourage participation.

    Welcome app is different because it was designed in collaboration with the target audience. It is a platform that informs people at the activity level and motivates them to participate. The activities displayed are organized into categories (language, sports, creative, culture, etc.), presented in the user’s own language, and linked to their location. Additionally, Welcome app is more than just an app: we are also a community. We continuously gather feedback from our users and provide a needs-driven offering. Moreover, we have a personal approach and are always available for questions via the Support function in the app.

  • Can anyone make an account in the app?

    Anyone can create an account on the app. For organizations, we have developed a web app to make managing activities easier. This web app is free of charge.

  • Has attention been given to the management and maintenance of the app? Who keeps the app up-to-date?

    Maintenance of the activities is the responsibility of the organizations themselves. We regularly conduct checks on the activities in the app and reach out to organizations if we see that their activities are no longer relevant or up-to-date.

  • Is there a special portal for organization on Welcome app?

    As an organization, you can log in to the web app. You don’t need to download the app for this; you can log in on your computer and add your activities. You can log in to the web app or register here.

  • What do you do for the security of the users of the app?

    We take the security of our app users very seriously. Activities uploaded by organizations are always checked by us first.

  • We organize dozens of activities every week, do we have to put everything on the platform?

    We understand that it can be a lot of work to list all the activities. Therefore, we recommend focusing on activities that are of interest to newcomers. For example, consider activities where the language spoken by the visitor doesn’t matter, activities that are free, or activities that are accessible to newcomers in other ways. For recurring activities, you only need to post them once!

  • Are organizations compensated for the hours spent managing activities on Welcome app?

    No compensation is given to organizations for providing activities. We think we can be a useful tool to make it easier for your activities to reach the target group. The app is designed for them. This makes us different from other social maps.

  • We use our own website/social map where we already post our activities. Can we make an API with Welcome app?

    We share this desire with you. At the moment, it’s not yet possible, but it’s something on our radar. We would appreciate your feedback on usage to make the web app as user-friendly as possible. Even with the creation of an API, there will still be a need for human involvement in managing activities.

  • How do we prevent all kinds of social maps from coexisting, so that newcomers can no longer see the wood from the trees?

    Welcome app aims to support newcomers in various stages of their integration process. All these initiatives are excellent and precisely the type of offerings that should be included in Welcome app. Our goal is to provide information to people in the language of newcomers in an accessible way, informing them about all the possibilities available. We aspire to be the tool that newcomers can use to find all the information, activities, and contacts in one place.

  • What is the target audience of Welcome app?

    Welcome app is designed for newcomers with a refugee background. As a local, you can also create an account. You can answer questions from newcomers and participate in activities or organize your own. Additionally, the app is intended for organizations to provide them with an easy and effective tool to reach all newcomers in the municipality and gain insight into which other organizations are active in the community.

  • Do I have to pay to use Welcome app?

    The use of Welcome app is completely free for organizations, newcomers and locals!

  • How do I create an account as an organization?

    As an organization, you can create an account by setting up a profile on the web app. You can then list your activities so that newcomers in your municipality can find and book them. Additionally, you can gain insight into how newcomers experience your activities and what the needs are in the community.

  • Is Welcome app something for my organization?

    If your organization offers activities that are of interest to newcomers, then Welcome app is something for you! This applies not only to activities that directly contribute to the integration of newcomers, such as language classes or informative counseling, but also if you organize cultural, social, or sports activities. Integration is important because newcomers should be able to participate in all aspects of society.