About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$5 500,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Almabase

- 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$5 500,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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
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Features

Total features of Almabase: 118

  • @mentions
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Applications Management
  • Built-In Database
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Chapter Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Portal
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Discovery
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Election Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Feedback Management
  • Filtering
  • Financial Management
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forms Management
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gamification
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Group Management
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Invoice Management
  • Jobs Board
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mailing List Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Communities
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Member Types
  • Membership Management
  • Membership Renewals
  • Mentor/Coach Matching
  • Mentoring Program Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Moderation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Forms
  • Online Forums
  • Online Giving
  • PCI Compliance
  • Participant Profiles
  • Payment Processing
  • Personalization
  • Pledge Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Summary Reports
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(84)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Tyson C.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great features, easy to use, fair price

Reviewed on 2020/10/12

The alumni community platform provided by Almabase is helping us connect with alumni who have...

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.

Charlotte A.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Almabase Alumni Software has transformed the way we interact with alumni

Reviewed on 2019/09/13

Overall just love it, we looked at other companies including Graduway, Almaconnect, Salesforce,...

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.

Cortney C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Necessary tool for our small alumni association; especially during COVID-19 era.

Reviewed on 2021/04/12

Pros

Almabase has been a necessary addition to our alumni association as we seek increased engagement, especially during the COVID-19 era.

The ability to bring alumni together on a platform has been ideal and allows for an "exclusive" benefit for our membership.

The team, specifically [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] have been a great help customizing the site to our needs.

Our team is small and volunteer, and as someone who is tech-challenged, I was still able to "create" the site with their continued help.

The giving pages, recurring donation option, event management and map are some of my favorite features that add tremendous value.

Overall we look forward to using this platform as our one-stop-shop for alum and supporters of our Academy.

Cons

-The salesforece integration is not an integration at all. It only communicates basic details, like name and contact info. This was not communicated clearly during our initial conversation regarding our needs. However, the team is in the process of expanding that integration. I'll give a follow-up review once that's completed.

- The mobile view is less than desirable, and an app would make this platform so much more valuable as most members are on their phones more than computers—especially when visiting the campus for events.

- An e-membership card with a barcode and individual ID, that can be used in a mobile wallet would be a great addition, especially when checking in for events, purchasing items, etc.

- Admin rights can be built out a bit more.

- Overall the pro's outweigh the cons but will give a follow up review as we are only 5 days into the launch.

Virginia H.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Other for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/07/16

It was a useful tool in having all of your alumni information in one area and offered options that...

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.

Theodore C.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

This product makes my job easy!

Reviewed on 2021/01/15

Overall, I enjoy this platform. It allows us the opportunity to engage alumni inside of the area...

Overall, I enjoy this platform. It allows us the opportunity to engage alumni inside of the area and in states and regions outside of the DC Metro area. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is a guru when it comes to customer service and he makes everyone's day a bit easier when he's involved.

Pros

I really enjoy the communities feature on the platform and the fact that it is customizable to the needs of the client. We opt for a lot of mentorship and this platform makes that easy.

Cons

There isn't much to dislike about the feature. Sometimes I can forget how to do things, but that's more of a personal issue

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Almabase offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5 500,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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Almabase has the following typical customers:

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

Almabase supports the following languages:

English

Almabase supports the following devices:

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

Almabase integrates with the following applications:

Authorize.Net, Blackbaud CRM, Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, BluePay, Ellucian CRM, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Microsoft Power Automate, PayPal, Salesforce.org, Stripe, Zapier

Almabase offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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