The centre, which is part of the Cass Business School at City University in London, is appealing for volunteers to help test the site, which aims to help those establishing or running new community groups or voluntary organisations.
The site will enable people to share knowledge and best practice. The centre hopes that people who get involved in the testing will themselves learn from the experience.
Online user groups will run throughout July and August and a number of test evenings will also be held, the first of which will take place in London on 25 June.
If you would like to take part testing, contact Sonja.firstname.lastname@example.org.