Almabase

Increase alumni participation by 3x in one year

4,7 /5 (75 reviews) Write a Review!

Almabase Overview

What is Almabase?

Traditionally most alumni engaged with the institution at events, but that has changed with the evolution of social media. Young alumni want to engage with their alma mater digitally and institutions have to respond by meeting them where they are.

Navigating the social media and digital engagement landscape with its innumerable possibilities is complex, especially for small shops with limited resources. Almabase provides a systematic approach to growing alumni participation efficiently and sustainably over years.

You can manage your events, email marketing, online alumni directory, alumni map, job board, mentoring program, all using Almabase's integrated software. Almabase automatically tracks every alum's engagement (Facebook, email, volunteering, gifts, events) and gives you the insight you need to drive your program forward.

Almabase Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7 000,00/year

Pricing options

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Value for money

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Almabase Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

A single platform to engage all your alumni
The mentorship platform personalized for every user.
Alumni can network with each other using the online directory
See exactly where your alumni are on a world map
Almabase screenshot: A single platform to engage all your alumni Almabase screenshot: The mentorship platform personalized for every user. Almabase screenshot: Alumni can network with each other using the online directory Almabase screenshot: See exactly where your alumni are on a world map

Almabase Reviews

Almabase Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
53

Very good
21

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,8
99% recommended this app
Tyson C.

Great features, easy to use, fair price

The alumni community platform provided by Almabase is helping us connect with alumni who have fallen off our radar. The system facilitates the communication of alumni with one another and encourages alumni to invite their classmates to join the system. Our alumni are able to update their information on the community profile page and then Almabase integrates with our CRM (Raiser's Edge NXT) to update our local alumni records. It has been a wonderful partnership so far and I look forward to seeing where the next several years leads us as we continue to develop this partnership.


Charlotte A.

Almabase Alumni Software has transformed the way we interact with alumni

Overall just love it, we looked at other companies including Graduway, Almaconnect, Salesforce, Raiser's Edge, Mentor City, Alumni Channel, 360 Alumni and just so much more but we found Almabase to be the best option for the price, service, and functionality. As a small size school, we wanted an alumni network but knew that it wasn't going to have 10,000 alumni so they were able to work with us to find a pricepoint that was right for us.


Virginia H.

Used to set up an alumni database for our existing and lost alumni

It was a useful tool in having all of your alumni information in one area and offered options that we ended up not using.


Bob Z.

Easy to use platform both school Admins and alum users

Our overall experience with AlmaBase is very favorable and positive. They have been a welcomed addition and partner to our school.


Kyle B.

Almabase provides excellent value for our alumni

Almabase is at the center of our alumni strategy. The goal is to provide alumni with a high-quality, tangible benefit to grow their affinity for our school and inspire volunteering, fundraising and more. The Almabase team is great to work with — not only addressing questions and issues quickly, but being a partner in devising our strategies.


Tyson C.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Great features, easy to use, fair price

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/12
Review Source: Capterra

The alumni community platform provided by Almabase is helping us connect with alumni who have fallen off our radar. The system facilitates the communication of alumni with one another and encourages alumni to invite their classmates to join the system. Our alumni are able to update their information on the community profile page and then Almabase integrates with our CRM (Raiser's Edge NXT) to update our local alumni records. It has been a wonderful partnership so far and I look forward to seeing where the next several years leads us as we continue to develop this partnership.

Pros

Almabase is a very intuitive platform for alumni community management. The system is easy to use no matter whether you are an end-user or a platform administrator. Creating content pages, events, campaigns, and job postings is a snap as the system leads you through providing the details you need to complete each task. As a former webmaster, I appreciate the ability to go into the code view for content pages so that I can manipulate pages to display according to my personal preferences.

Cons

There is very little to dislike. Being pickey, I can say that the back-end of the platform does not always work the way I would want it to work. However, that is based on my own personal preferences for how I use the system and is not based on how the system was designed to function.

For example, If I upload a spreadsheet of names and email addresses so that I can send out email communication to a group of constituents, the system will sometimes overwrite the name I associated with an uploaded email address because someone else (usually a spouse) has used that email address as their email address of record for their alumni community profile. So, Almabase will default to the name associated with the community profile instead of enforcing the name I uploaded with the spreadsheet. So...if I wanted to use the Almabase communication center feature to send a birthday greeting to Jane Doe...I would need to make sure that her spouse, John Doe, is not already using the email address I have on file for Jane as his community profile email address. If that does happen, Almabase will insert "John" into the dynamic first name field of my message instead of using "Jane" that I had associated with the email address in my spreadsheet.

This platform-based setting to enforce the first name associated with an email address is my only issue but it is minor when compared with the robust features we enjoy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Charlotte A.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Almabase Alumni Software has transformed the way we interact with alumni

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall just love it, we looked at other companies including Graduway, Almaconnect, Salesforce, Raiser's Edge, Mentor City, Alumni Channel, 360 Alumni and just so much more but we found Almabase to be the best option for the price, service, and functionality. As a small size school, we wanted an alumni network but knew that it wasn't going to have 10,000 alumni so they were able to work with us to find a pricepoint that was right for us.

Pros

I love this software because it has many great features such as a giving platform which lets you organize campaigns for donations, an alumni map so you can see how big your alumni community has grown, the alumni database/directory which is so helpful for me to write notes/keep track of job placement/address information---it also syncs with Linkedin so when alumni get new jobs i don't have to manually add it. The customer service team is so helpful, they are available by email, chat, or phone and answer my questions almost immediately or within the day. There's also a job board for us to add jobs or alumni can add it too. There's also an email system so that's helpful. They even built me a student directory so students can have a profile too which we can transition into alumni accounts.

Cons

Nothing, it works great. We've been really happy with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Virginia H.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Used to set up an alumni database for our existing and lost alumni

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

It was a useful tool in having all of your alumni information in one area and offered options that we ended up not using.

Pros

The support staff was very helpful in the setup and in addressing any issues that we had. The overall building of the "base" was fairly easy.

Cons

It didn't stand out enough as unique or needed to continue the yearly contract. We ended up using our new web platform to incorporate a signup form and keep alumni up to date.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Bob Z.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Easy to use platform both school Admins and alum users

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/28
Review Source: Capterra

Our overall experience with AlmaBase is very favorable and positive. They have been a welcomed addition and partner to our school.

Pros

As a member of the Advancement team capturing correct data is critical and it is something I feel the site does really well. It then transitions pretty seamlessly into our primary database. A special word of thanks to our Almabase Service rep Krishna Kant. He is terrific and so easy to work with. He makes himself available frequently, and if for some reason is unavailable, always lines up additional support staff for us.

Cons

Not many complaints at all. The prebuilt fields may not be appropriate but I feel they are easily amended.
I feel the product is easy to work with and when adjustments to filters need to be made it is easily managed and executed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kyle B.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Almabase provides excellent value for our alumni

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/11/19
Review Source: Capterra

Almabase is at the center of our alumni strategy. The goal is to provide alumni with a high-quality, tangible benefit to grow their affinity for our school and inspire volunteering, fundraising and more. The Almabase team is great to work with — not only addressing questions and issues quickly, but being a partner in devising our strategies.

Pros

Product itself is super easy to use and the customer service is top-notch. Map feature is impressive and we have received great feedback from our alumni since launching recently. Almabase allows us to provide our alumni with a high-quality experience — keep them in touch, but also giving them networking/career opportunities they desire. The email functionality inside Almabase is so much better than other products like Constant Contact. We can easily segment and send communications by graduating class, location and more. The Engagement Snapshot is also a very useful tool — we can easily see how engaged our alumni are.

Cons

No complaints so far! We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Almabase team so far.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
Based on 75 user ratings
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Almabase Pricing

Almabase Pricing

Starting from
US$7 000,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Almabase evaluates your needs and goals and recommends the best package.

Almabase evaluates your needs and goals and recommends the best package.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 75 user ratings
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Almabase Features

Almabase Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
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Additional information for Almabase

Additional information for Almabase

Key features of Almabase

  • Alumni Directory, profiles and Map search
  • Alumni Event Management Tools
  • Alumni News and updates
  • Alumni career guidance
  • Automated birthday/anniversary emails
  • Automatically updates database from Facebook/Linkedin
  • CRM Integration
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Export into other CRMs
  • Data Import
  • Donations Platform
  • Dynamic Email Groups
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Dynamic Search based on multiple filters
  • Email Analytics
  • Email integration
  • Free setup, hosting, maintenance and support
  • Full fledged website
  • Job Portal and Placement Tool
  • Location Tracking
  • Mentorship Module
  • Mobile compatible/responsive design
  • Newsletter Management
  • Payment gateway intergration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting and Statistics
  • Role Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Site Launch in 14 days
  • User Management
  • Website Management
  • Widgets

Benefits

- Ability for alumni to connect with each other (online alumni directory)

- Event ticketing and RSVP management

- Email marketing - email all or a segment of your alumni with a targeted message

- Mentoring platform for alumni and students to connect, build a relationship and benefit.

- Online giving pages

- Reporting - Reporting on all the engagement activity

- Job board - Alumni and students can exchange job and internship opportunities with the community.

Almabase FAQs

Almabase FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Almabase.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Almabase offer?

Almabase offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$7 000,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Almabase evaluates your needs and goals and recommends the best package.

Q. What are the main features of Almabase?

Almabase offers the following features:

  • Alumni Directory, profiles and Map search
  • Alumni Event Management Tools
  • Alumni News and updates
  • Alumni career guidance
  • Automated birthday/anniversary emails
  • Automatically updates database from Facebook/Linkedin
  • CRM Integration
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Export into other CRMs
  • Data Import
  • Donations Platform
  • Dynamic Email Groups
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Dynamic Search based on multiple filters
  • Email Analytics
  • Email integration
  • Free setup, hosting, maintenance and support
  • Full fledged website
  • Job Portal and Placement Tool
  • Location Tracking
  • Mentorship Module
  • Mobile compatible/responsive design
  • Newsletter Management
  • Payment gateway intergration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting and Statistics
  • Role Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Site Launch in 14 days
  • User Management
  • Website Management
  • Widgets

Q. Who are the typical users of Almabase?

Almabase has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Almabase support?

Almabase supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Almabase offer?

Almabase has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Almabase support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Almabase supports

Q. What other apps does Almabase integrate with?

Almabase integrates with the following applications:

Authorize.net, Blackbaud CRM, BluePay, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Google Maps, PayPal, Raiser's Edge NXT, Stripe

Q. What level of support does Almabase offer?

Almabase offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Online Support, FAQs, Forum