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$6 000,00/year

  • Free Version
  • 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

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Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$6 000,00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

Features

Total features of Almabase: 117

  • @mentions
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Application 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 Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Feedback Management
  • Filtering
  • Financial Management
  • Forms Management
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gamification
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Group Management
  • Ideation
  • 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
(94)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Kyle B.
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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

Almabase provides excellent value for our alumni

Reviewed on 2019/11/19

Almabase is at the center of our alumni strategy. The goal is to provide alumni with a high-quality,...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Graduway

Reasons for Switching to Almabase

We had a much better experience with Almabase during our demo/trial period. The top-notch customer service really stood out! Also, Almabase has a more complete product — complete Raiser's Edge connectivity, interactive alumni map, full email capabilities, Engagement Snapshot, group functionality and more.
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.

Alternatives Considered

Graduway

Reasons for Choosing Almabase

NetCommunity was cost prohibitive and did not offer the robust features that come as a standard part of the Almabase platform.

Reasons for Switching to Almabase

Almabase was a more cost-effective solution and it integrated easily with our CRM. The baseline features offered by Almabase were more robust than those offered by their competitors and they were offered at a price that was more tenable for our budget.
Anne M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Almabase from a new Admin's perspective

Reviewed on 2022/06/05

Overall we've had a good experience with the software and the service. Almabase assigned us a...

Overall we've had a good experience with the software and the service. Almabase assigned us a dedicated tech, [SENSITIVE CONTENT], who has gone above and beyond to make sure that I understand what to do. He also leads live classes, delivering well-organized, relevant content.

Pros

I most appreciate the powerful search capabilities of the Member Directory. I like the flexibility and array of choices in creating other directories.

Cons

I would like to have more interactivity available throughout the website. For instance, when a member posts, "We just had a baby!" on the Milestones Directory, other alums should be able to reply, "Yay! Congratulations!" Everyone benefits when we can respond back and forth.

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

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.

Reasons for Switching to Almabase

Just overall ability to customize the platform to what we want, like brand colors, look/feel so it was in line with the university.
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Almabase offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6 000,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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

Almabase has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

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 360, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Microsoft Power Automate, PayPal, Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud, Stripe, Zapier

Almabase offers the following support options:

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

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