Who Uses Almabase?

K-12 Schools / Colleges / Universities with small advancement teams (typically less than 20 FTE).

What Is Almabase?

Almabase provides a suite of modern advancement softwares for schools, colleges and universities to improve participation from alumni, parents and donors. We help with - giving days, crowdfunding, online giving forms, event ticketing, online alumni community, alumni directory, mentoring, job boards, etc.

Almabase is used by over 250 educational institutions across the US and is an ISV Partner with Blackbaud and Salesforce.

Almabase Details

Almabase

http://almabase.com/

Founded 2012

Almabase Pricing Overview

Almabase does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for Almabase below.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Almabase Features

Alumni Management Software
Event Management
Fundraising Management
Jobs Board
Mailing List Management
Member Accounts
Member Communities
Member Directory
Member Portal
Membership Management
Website Management
Chapter Management
Committee Management
Dues Management
Election Management
Email Marketing
Event Management
Financial Management
Fundraising Management
Jobs Board
Member Communities
Member Directory
Member Portal
Membership Management
Website Management
Content Management
Content Moderation
Discussions / Forums
Event Management
Group Management
Ideation / Crowdsourcing
Member Directory
Membership Management
Social Media Management
Website Management
Campaign Management
Donation Tracking
Donor Management
Event Management
Gift Matching Management
Mobile Giving
Online Giving
Payment Processing
Pledge Management
Receipt Management
Recurring Giving
Alumni Management
Auction Management
CRM
Campaign Management
Contribution Tracking
Donor Discovery
Donor Management
Event Management
Gift Matching Management
Grant Management
Membership Management
Mobile Giving
Payment Processing
Pledge Management
Recurring Giving
Volunteer Management
Application Management
Committee Management
Dues Management
Email Marketing
Event Management
Member Directory
Member Portal
Member types
Membership Database
Membership Renewals
Payment Processing
Website Management
Action Item Tracking
Appointment Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Client Management
Course Management
Goal Management
Mentor Matching
Program Management
Progress Tracking

Almabase Reviews

Showing 5 of 61 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Lauren A.
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Higher Education, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/07/2018

"Outstanding! Most responsive customer service and support for any product we've ever used! "

Comments: Not only are we housing all our alumni website here, but we've increased our alumni engagement and awareness because they make it easy for alumni to connect. We found a platform that worked for our constituents, not one that made them work.

Pros: I love the flexibility that they have offered us. We have been using the software for two years and have seen the software grow at a rapid pace to match our needs. They created a skeleton for us and helped us to flesh it out into a working, attractive, and useful site. Our alumni have given such positive feedback--it's better than anything we've had before (and we're 125 years old). The Almabase team is truly interested in what the customer has to say. They are passionate about their work and you, as the customer, can sense it in every interaction with them.

Cons: If there was one thing I could change, I would want more page editing space. The box where you create the page is small and you have to scroll to the top to use the editing tools. I've accidentally moved by cursor more than once while scrolling and had to fix a mistake, then do what I was trying to do. That being said, I have VERY LITTLE experience building website pages or using html and they make it so easy to make great looking pages.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/07/2018
Charlotte A.
Marketing Specialist/Alumni Relations
Higher Education, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/09/2019

"Almabase Alumni Software has transformed the way we interact with alumni"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/09/2019
Kyle B.
Director of Alumni Relations
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2019

"Almabase provides excellent value for our alumni"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/11/2019
Virginia H.
Director of Publications and Marketing
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/07/2018

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/07/2018
Tracy M.
Director of Community Engagement
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2019

"Great for Re-Engaging Alumni"

Comments: Our alumni are excited by the new ways they can engage with the school and each other, making it easier for us to be able to contact them about opportunities for them to help the school community through volunteering or fundraising, while offering them the types of events and activities that appeal to them.

Pros: This software helped us find new and needed ways for our alumni community to become re-engaged in the school, offering internship and job information, communication options through affinity groups, and more.

Cons: The software is still building on, adding features regularly, because they are so responsive to their client requests.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2019