About Graduway

Graduway platform allowing schools, universities, non-profits and corporates to break departmental silos and work together to build powerful virtual networks that cater for the full constituent lifecycle - from prospect to student, alumnus/na to donor, and everything in-between.

We believe that the success of every school rests on its ability to build, cultivate and leverage its network of supporters.

The foundation of such a network is built on engaging students, alumni and donors first before asking for anything in return.

Our digital communities enable schools to bring social and professional value to the lives of its constituents and as a result, the opportunity for them to give back in a meaningful way.

Why Graduway?

3 Robust Solutions. 1 Powerful Platform.
Go virtual with one community to recruit and mentor students, engage alumni and cultivate donors. With Graduway you can break down departmental silos to improve campus partnerships and reduce your overall cost base by building an exclusive network with more ambassadors, more mentors, and more donors.

Easy For You. Easy for Your Community.
Easy to set up, launch and build your community, with Graduway you can go virtual in no time!
We seamlessly integrate and complement your existing software and while your community grows, so does your network of ambassadors, mentors and donors. Easy right?

We Support. We Guide. We Partner.
Benefit from your very own dedicated Account Manager who’s with you every step of the way, whether you’re looking to make the move from physical to digital, break down silos or build a network that’s willing to help. And with over 2,000 partner communities, we’ll constantly bring you the latest thought leadership to ensure your success.

Your Branding. Your Message. Your Vision.
Providing the control you need - a white-labeled URL and 100% customizable platform features allow you to create an exclusive branded network for your school with relevant look and feel, language, permissions and data collection.

Financed. Flexible. Futureproof.
With $72 million in funding and 5 market acquisitions, we’re a partner that’s with you for the long run. Backed by K1, a leading investment firm with $3 billion under management, we have the security and financial flexibility to adapt to your needs and a team that continues to invest, grow and delight our customers.


Key benefits of Graduway

  • The web platform and mobile applications are customized and branded for each client, and can be integrated with existing websites, content management systems, CRMs, and databases.

  • Alumni register using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, giving access to their personal information so that alumni records can be kept up-to-date, and alumni can invite their connections to join the network.

  • The verification of new alumni can be controlled to ensure that only genuine alumni can access the platform.

  • Users can view alumni activity statistics, including page views, posts, photos, events, likes, messages, connections, networking, jobs, updates, and more, all of which can be downloaded to sync with other systems and databases.

  • Donations can be processed through integration with PayPal, allowing alumni to make donations securely, directly through the Graduway platform.

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    Graduway Software - An interactive, personalized feed, designed with the user in mind. Engage your alumni with automated widgets for mentoring matches, suggested connections, donation requests and more.
    Graduway Software - All your alumni in one place - whether looking to connect with an old classmate or looking for professional advice, the directory makes your network reachable at the click of a button.
    Graduway Software - Groups are an easy way to give your platform users an exclusive space to network with others in your community and to share dedicated and relevant content.
    Graduway Software - Fundraising event, annual gathering, networking luncheon - centralize all your event information in one, easy to access place. Our events module integrates with your 3rd party RSS feed to ensure your alumni don’t miss a beat!
    Graduway Software - Graduway combines technology and big data to empower schools to build mentor-mentee relationships in the thousands through automatic matching processes based on data such as mentors’ industry, location, position, capacity to mentor and responsiveness.
    Graduway Software - All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact.
    Graduway Software - One centralized area to post, or view, job opportunities and internships. The board seamlessly integrates 3rd party RSS feeds such as Handshake and Indeed.
    Graduway Software - Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.
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    Graduway Software - An interactive, personalized feed, designed with the user in mind. Engage your alumni with automated widgets for mentoring matches, suggested connections, donation requests and more.
    Graduway Software - All your alumni in one place - whether looking to connect with an old classmate or looking for professional advice, the directory makes your network reachable at the click of a button.
    Graduway Software - Groups are an easy way to give your platform users an exclusive space to network with others in your community and to share dedicated and relevant content.
    Graduway Software - Fundraising event, annual gathering, networking luncheon - centralize all your event information in one, easy to access place. Our events module integrates with your 3rd party RSS feed to ensure your alumni don’t miss a beat!
    Graduway Software - Graduway combines technology and big data to empower schools to build mentor-mentee relationships in the thousands through automatic matching processes based on data such as mentors’ industry, location, position, capacity to mentor and responsiveness.
    Graduway Software - All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact.
    Graduway Software - One centralized area to post, or view, job opportunities and internships. The board seamlessly integrates 3rd party RSS feeds such as Handshake and Indeed.
    Graduway Software - Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.

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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Very good online community

    Reviewed on 2018/09/25

    It's been the best online community we've used so far. It's functionality is very specific to...

    It's been the best online community we've used so far. It's functionality is very specific to online communities (is not a replacement for a CMS, or an event registration software) However it may be a good choice for many institutions looking for an online community solution, easy to implement and to use.

    Pros

    The time to go-live with a fully branded community, the usability, the app included and the one-click prebuilt reports.

    Cons

    Lack of online integration with active directory (or other authentication mechanisms) and CRM software.

    Leslie
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    • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Graduway was the clear choice

    Reviewed on 2020/10/05

    The entire process has been delightful. Our Professional Service Manager was available whenever I...

    The entire process has been delightful. Our Professional Service Manager was available whenever I needed her during the set up process and our Account Manager has answered all my questions promptly and they are always interested in our feedback and needs. They are always looking to improve the platform for their users.

    We like the ease of registration for our alumni. You need to make it easy for them.

    As an Admin of the account I have very much enjoyed the free webinars Graduway offers along with recording of many topics on their Graduway TV. Hearing best practices and meeting other Admins has been extremely beneficial.

    Pros

    We needed a platform that would allow our alumni to connect with each other more organically and the Graduway platform allows this to happen. Their platform offered the most extensive package with the mentoring piece being something we were very excited about. We were also delighted that an app version was available!

    All these features would thrill our alumni while allowing us to capture the information we didn't have.

    Cons

    The only issue I have is that the great add ons are quite expensive especially to K-12 schools. We don't have the budgets that large universities do.

    Verena
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Having the platform is good in we try to channel all our alumni communication and projects...

    Reviewed on 2018/02/28

    Offer our alumni the possibility to reconnect and interact (for example in interest groups) in a...

    Offer our alumni the possibility to reconnect and interact (for example in interest groups) in a environment especially adapted to them.

    Pros

    Interesting features. For example the directory is a great tool for our alumni to reconnect.
    They can sign in with LinkedIn, which makes it very easy to use. It can easily be switched between the user and admin interface, which facilitates daily work.

    Cons

    Quite hard to precisely know, which and how notifiactions will be sent, so sometimes you'll have to create a fake account, to actually see it. Customization possibilites are quite limited (e.g. newsletter picks out parts of the webpage without the ability to adapt), adaption to client's needs is in, many cases, not possible (events are automatically deleted after event date, although we'd need the space for after event surveys etc., to create events for a closed group of selected alumni you'll first have to create a group with these profiles, then create the event in the group and then invite them by name etc.).

    Jim
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    SVSUConnect

    Reviewed on 2017/04/10

    In my 37 years in Higher Education, I have not had a platform that truly can impact our brand...

    In my 37 years in Higher Education, I have not had a platform that truly can impact our brand (stories) to enhance our reputation and engage our alumni like Graduway has in a short period of time. Everything they have promised they have delivered and more. They are incredibly responsive to our suggestions and their customer service is outstanding. The campus wide community has embraced this tool, understanding its value to the long-term success of our university. Weekly we have generated new ideas and strategies due to the opportunities this platform provides that had not existed in the past. SVSUConnect is now playing an essential role in our university strategic plan. I would highly encourage you to have a demo to see first hand with key players in your university the possibilities this platform could provide your university - you will not be disappointed!

    Pros

    It provides our alumni and students significant career navigation, mentoring and networking opportunities. Enhancing our reputation and brand through stories. Providing prospective students and their parent's value (outcomes ) to our degree. Mentoring opportunities for our alumni to mentor our students. This tool can also have a big impact on meeting enrollment and retention goals

    Cons

    It takes time to navigate the university academic side of the house to create win/win scenarios -- one needs to be patient but no doubt the effort will pay off in the long run . Need to create champions through out the university to maximize what the effectiveness of the platform.

    Response from Gravyty

    Thank you Jim for the review.

    Bonnie
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent tool to connect students and alumni

    Reviewed on 2020/11/02

    We have had an excellent experience with Graduway. The customer service is amazing, they are always...

    We have had an excellent experience with Graduway. The customer service is amazing, they are always making improvements and changes to meet the needs of their clients and they take great pride in their product - all wonderful qualities of a great partner!

    Pros

    The Graduway product offered an excellent solution to our community by providing a user-friendly and dynamic directory, which was the main feature we were looking for in new software. In addition to the directory, we have been able to engage students and alumni through mentoring and group connections as well as promote our events through the system. The digest feature is one of the best tools on the platform and really promotes interaction and user engagement. We are very pleased with the product!

    Cons

    If Graduway had a simple integration with BBCRM that would be ideal for our campus.

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    • Pricing model: Subscription
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    Pricing information is available on inquiry. Please contact us at: https://graduway.com/pricing/

    Graduway has the following typical customers:

    51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

    Graduway supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

    Graduway supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Graduway integrates with the following applications:

    Blackbaud CRM, Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Handshake, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, PayPal, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Zendesk Suite, authorize.net

    Graduway offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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