About Graduway

Graduway is a cloud-based platform allowing schools, universities, nonprofits 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$5 000,00/year

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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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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 14 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$5 000,00/year

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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact.
    One centralized area to post, or view, job opportunities and internships. The board seamlessly integrates 3rd party RSS feeds such as Handshake and Indeed.
    Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.
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    Graduway screenshot: 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 screenshot: 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 screenshot: 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 screenshot: 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 screenshot: 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 screenshot: All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact. Graduway screenshot: 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 screenshot: Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.

    Features

    Total features of Graduway: 104

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Action Item Tracking
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Alumni Management
    • Applications Management
    • Appointment Scheduling
    • Assessment Management
    • Authentication
    • Built-In Database
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Campaign Analytics
    • Campaign Management
    • Campaign Segmentation
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Colleges / Universities
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Contact Database
    • Content Management
    • Contribution Tracking
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Curriculum Management
    • Customer History
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Categories
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Donor Discovery
    • Donor Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Management
    • Email Marketing
    • Email Templates
    • Engagement Analytics
    • Evaluation Management
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Management
    • Event Ticketing
    • File Transfer
    • Filtering
    • Forms Management
    • Fundraising Management
    • Geographic Maps
    • Gift Matching Management
    • Goal Management
    • Jobs Board
    • K-12
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • List Management
    • Live Chat
    • Location Tracking
    • Member Accounts
    • Member Communities
    • Member Directory
    • Member Portal
    • Membership Management
    • Mentor/Coach Matching
    • Mentoring Program Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Giving
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language
    • Newsletter Management
    • Online Booking
    • Online Forms
    • Online Forums
    • Payment Processing
    • Personalization
    • Progress Tracking
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Recurring Giving
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Login
    • Self Service Portal
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Media Integration
    • Subscription Management
    • Tagging
    • Third Party Integrations
    • User Management
    • Visual Analytics
    • Volunteer Management
    • WYSIWYG Editor
    • Website Analytics
    • Website Management
    • XML / RSS

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (128)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Russell J.
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    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    I love our Graduway platform. It has brought our alumni relations platform into the 21st...

    Reviewed on 2018/03/05

    An engaged and re-invigorated former pupil platform that attracts alumni on a global scale and...

    An engaged and re-invigorated former pupil platform that attracts alumni on a global scale and encourages them to interact and respond.

    Pros

    Our Graduway platform is engaging and sticky and encourages users to interact on the site. They post photos and message each other independently.

    Cons

    The UK searching fields by location are ridiculous - there are thousands of towns on there listed that I've never heard of - too many to make it of any use...
    It would also be useful to have the 'work' filter in the invite and message function too.

    Yesh P.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A platform I'm proud to provide to my network

    Reviewed on 2020/11/02

    Where to begin? The customer service is top notch! I don't think of Graduway as a vendor, I think...

    Where to begin? The customer service is top notch! I don't think of Graduway as a vendor, I think of them as a partner in my work. Not only have they ensured that what I'm presenting to my network is beautiful and user friendly but they are always innovating and sharing best practices so that our users can get the most out of this product.

    Pros

    It is beautiful and intuitive to use (as an administrator and as a user). Every time I share the platform with someone new they say, "wow" and get what we're trying to do immediately.

    Cons

    This is tough to say because as soon as I come up with something new that I want the platform to have, the team tells me it is already in progress and within months, we have it.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Easy platform for pushing information to alumni. Could be more customized but otherwise good.

    Reviewed on 2018/02/27

    Alumni are able to engage with one another and get more information from the school all in one...

    Alumni are able to engage with one another and get more information from the school all in one email.

    Pros

    The weekly digest is a great way to aggregate info and send it to all alumni. The job posting feature is fantastic and provides a great way for alumni to share job opportunities, as well. The updates section is a nice feature but lacks the ability to sort into categories. The events page is a great place for the school to update alumni about events without sending another email to their inbox.

    Cons

    The software isn't as customizable as other softwares that I've used. For example, in the posting section, there isn't a way to create categories for posting. It would be great if alumni could tag the post with a category (mentoring question, general question, etc.). Plus, when people reply to the post, it doesn't ping you or let you know a reply was received. You have to rely on logging in to see if you got a reply. The reply doesn't show up on the next news digest, which would be helpful if it did.

    Bruno C.
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Other for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    One of the alternatives considered as my Alumni platform

    Reviewed on 2021/02/09

    When we went to implement the new platform of our Alumni, this was one of the 4 main alternatives...

    When we went to implement the new platform of our Alumni, this was one of the 4 main alternatives considered, along with AlumnForce, AlmaShines and Hivebrite. However, it was not chosen, because although it is a good platform, it has less functionality than the competitors and has a relatively high cost.

    Pros

    It has a very beautiful aesthetic, it is quite easy to use, for both administrators and users. Very low usage learning curve. Its use is pleasant. Excellent technical assistance. Good deployment cost. The [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] of the company that owns the product has a great vision on Alumni, and his book is the basis for the implementation of a successful Alumni.

    Cons

    In the short term, the company provides a low cost of implementation, but in the long term, the platform's annual fee is high. It is a well-built product, but it lacks many features that already exist in competitors. The cost-effectiveness of competitors is much better.

    Patrick S.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Implement this platform immediately

    Reviewed on 2020/11/16

    Excellent, fantastic, and superb.

    Excellent, fantastic, and superb.

    Pros

    If I have to limit my response it would be the support of the Graduway staff. They are super responsive and extremely knowledgeable about their product. Another pro, is they always seem to be improving the product by adding functionality and I believe they really understand their user and their needs. This product really has everything that we need and would want to virtually engage our constituents. They also prepare marketing to help us reach our audience. They want us to be successful.

    Cons

    2 things: first I wish that there was some functionality that would allow our users to post on Graduway and then instantly post that same thing on LinkedIn or another social platform.

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    Graduway offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$5 000,00/year
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
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    Graduway has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    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:

    Authorize.Net, Blackbaud CRM, Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Handshake, LinkedIn for Business, PayPal, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Zendesk

    Graduway offers the following support options:

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

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