Almabase Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Almabase

World's most loved alumni management software.

4.65/5 (89 reviews)

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Starting from: $6000.00/year

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Almabase Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • The ease of the setup and the ease of signing up to use the platform. We have received positive feedback from our constituents on how easy it was to sign up for the network.Josh A.Read the full review
  • We love the product and the Almabase team has been there every step of the way to help us get the most from the product. I would definitely recommend this software to other schools.Lisa J.Read the full review
  • 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.Kyle B.Read the full review

Cons

  • Most alumni lose touch with their institute after a few years due to lack of platform where all the updates about college can be viewed.yagnasri a.Read the full review
  • Sometimes I can forget how to do things, but that's more of a personal issue.Theodore C.Read the full review
  • This software does not "talk to" Senior Systems, so it does make it difficult when information is updated on one platform.Aslynn B.Read the full review
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18 reviewers had the following to say about Almabase's pricing:

Jonathan P.

Almabase is a great tool for alumni associations on a budget

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, satisfied with the quality of Almabase for the price. Its functional and economical.

Pros
The price of Almabase is very fair for the functionality you receive in return for your alumni platform. It has some great syncing options. For us, it syncs with Raiser's Edge, which is an extreme benefit. We can pull/push data to/from our constituent database and alumni network.

Cons
I felt that the implementation process and training could use a little work. I felt unprepared and not trained enough (as a user and admin) to handle the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Great if you have little or no experience

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Allows you to connect with alumni on different platforms, based on class year, interest, university affiliation, and social media interactions.

Cons
I am unsure of what the average price for something like this but i would change anything it would be the price.

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Alex P.

Great do-it-all product

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

For a small shop like ours, a product that could do it all for online alumni engagement and giving and at an affordable price was critical and Almabase provided that. The customer service team has been helpful and the organization seems well run and communicative between the sales team, client success managers, and engineers/product team.

Pros
Out team appreciates the diversity of the features of Almabase - it includes alumni communities, alumni database, a mentoring platform, giving platform, event management, and much more. Many other products just did one or two of these well, but almabase has it all.

Cons
Since we are trying to get the product to work for us in multiple ways and Almabase seems to be adding features frequently, there have been some growing pains with the product such as outages or bugs, but these have been minimal and the benefits outweigh the costs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mary C.

A&M-SA Alumni Affairs review of Almabase

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
All the functionality for the price. It was looking merely for a mentoring platform but was delighted to find that Almabase was so much more.

Cons
Since I also need to maintain an alumni site on the University pages, I forget sometimes about keeping both those pages and the Almabase pages updated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sarah A.

So far so good!

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great customer service and good price compared to competitors. Allows alumni to have a platform to connect and network-- as much or as little as they prefer.

Cons
Most compatible with Raisers Edge, which we don't use- so it will require some manual data entry for administrators once we get updated alumni information from the platform.

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Alexandra G.

Outstanding!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

Our team evaluated several networking platforms before trying Almabase. Since our initial inquiry with Almabase about their product, we have been nothing but pleased. The customer service has been outstanding throughout all stages of our project, from helping us understand the platform, it's functions and benefits, setting up a pilot site for us to actually use and test the model, and throughout the implementation process. All was done extremely efficiently, and ahead of our projected time frame. All of our questions have been answered clearly and quickly. The changes we've requested to our site to personalize it to our needs (we are a high school--not a college) have also been addressed in the same manner. Since we are still learning about and understanding the product ourselves, we regularly reach out to our Almabase support contact who never fails to help immediately. We are thrilled with our decision to use Almabase!

Pros
Customer service, ease of use.

Cons
The price, though reasonable, may be a stumbling block to smaller organizations, like ours. We are hoping the success of the product will help support our funding request.

Response from Almabase


Thank you so much!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gordon M.

Great Team, Product, and Company

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-16
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Almabase has been a great partner as we begin our endeavor in Alumni Relations. Because of Almabase we have been very successful in our first 8 months. They are constantly giving us strategies to improve and offering assistance. We just had an in-person visit from them that will help us immensely as we enter the second phase of our program. I truly feel they have a personal interest in your success.

Pros
At first, I was not fully bought into this company and software. However, after the first month, I realize that they truly care about your success. My main pros are: - Ease of setup - Creative solutions to problems - Partner with you to create a plan for your success - Great price - Always improving - Great communication center - Fast response

Cons
- Some bugs with the software when doing more advanced features. However, they fixed them very quickly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Charlotte A.

Almabase Alumni Software has transformed the way we interact with alumni

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Rob H.

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Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Keeps up-to-date database of information on users - Easily able to contact and communicate with users through platform - Good event registration feature - Friendly and helpful customer support

Cons
Nothing in particular, it just ended up not being a good fit for our organization given the cost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Thomas F.

Fantastic Experience working with Almabase!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The functionality and user interface really brought Almabase to our attention. Since joining them we've been able to expand our annual appeals, alumni engagement, expand our parent auxiliary groups, but most importantly it has streamlined our communications and given us the ability to continue providing value to our alumni.

Cons
There are many incredible features included in the Almabase software, but one thing that could be improved is the customization of the community admin rights. Having a large class rep program at the school it is vital that our reps can communicate effectively with their classmates. Right now giving someone community admin rights gives them full rights to the communication center. It would be great to be able to limit this to just the person's class and a specific list of email templates. This would help both the site admin and the community admin.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rakesh S.

Great solution for alumni management.

Reviewed 2014-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

Really an innovative product. This product magically produced the database of our institute's alumni.This is a powerful tool for alumni management. Pros: Intuitive,easy to use,searchable database,value for money This is not a con but a suggestion,develop an ERP type solution for an institute.

Response from Almabase


Thanks a lot for the review Rakesh, we will surely consider your suggestion.


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Calvin C.

Best value for money alumni platform out there!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

This software help us consolidate our database, emailing and website saving us a lot of money. Tracking emails and engagement has been very helpful.

Pros
-It is a website, database platform, and bulk email service. -Payments can be taken through the website, including membership payments. -The developers are constantly making improvements to the software and any improvements are made available at no extra cost. -The customer service is very responsive.

Cons
-Administrator/backend usability could be improved. This is something we have mentioned to them and they are working on. -Website pages could do with a little more layout varieties and features. I believe they are working on this also.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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M F.

Easy to use networking tool for those with little to no programming experience

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- The platform was up and running quickly. - The customer service team is extremely responsive and does their best to accommodate our needs. They are also very open to receiving feedback and considering suggestions to improve the software. - They often roll out new features and upgrades. - It's quick and easy to create new webpages and add content. - The software is affordable. - Integration of e-communication center to send automated emails.

Cons
- Some bugs were discovered in the early stages that the support team resolved promptly. - Limited templates to choose from and cannot incorporate different features from different templates into one to suit your needs/preferences. - I've been slightly disappointed by the lack of customization on the platform. It's become evident that the platform would be a great tool for an academic institution's alumni organization, but if it's anything else, it may not be the best suited. Our situation is unique in that we are not a school looking to connect with our alumni, but rather a foundation connecting with past and current grantees. Some features cannot be customized to reflect that, including the wording on some pages or email templates that one would think would be easy to change. I was reassured at the beginning through the answers to my questions and testing out another organization's beta site that our needs would be met. However, it was only after our site was fully up and running that I got a chance to fully explore and see where additional customizations would be required. Overall, the web platform meets our basic needs, but if there was a greater ability to customize it, even a little bit, it would take it to the next level. If you're not coming from an academic institution, I would highly recommend asking a wide variety of questions to ensure it will meet all your needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Steve B.

Almabase is a powerful platform that helps elevate your alumni relations program!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

We were in need of an online directory and Almabase has provided that and so much more. The current rollout of our alumni business directory is something that will add even more value for our alumni base. Also, the ability for our group contact lists to be updated in real time has been so important when communicating to our segmented alumni groups and not needing to create new contact lists.

Pros
From the very beginning, Almabase and their team have been very supportive and focused on the success of our alumni program. The setup and rollout was quick and seamless and the various tweaks and adjustments that we have requested over the years have been met with openness and a "can do" attitude. The Almabase platform has made my job so much easier whether it's managing events or sending out segmented communications to a wide range of alumni groups. Keep up the great work Almabase!

Cons
Very little to complain about. Customization of the actual platform is somewhat limited but when I have reached out and requested certain changes, the Almabase team has been very accommodating and met my requests.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bharath N.

Changing Paradigm of being a scholar

Reviewed 2014-12-24
Review Source: Capterra

You would like to jump & Jive during college life with your friends .But , until you are into real corporate world you don't appreciate the value of networking. Being an alumnus of NIT Warangal and IIM Calcutta ,I am happy to say this product is one extra brick in the wall building alumni connect and grow your career. While you grow , you can also contribute to the growth of your own alumni and college by donations , guidance and placements. I wish Almabase great success in building alumni networks for colleges in India and abroad.

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Cortney C.

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

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

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. 

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jonathon R.

Extremely positive - incredibly helpful service and a very intuitive service to use.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Allows us to communicate and interact with a wide user-base in a way that we couldn't previously.

Pros
The software is incredibly easy to use and offers a wide range of options and features. It makes maintaining relationships with our userbase incredibly simple and is a marked step up from the previous system we were using. It is very intuitive to search and manipulate data, and it interacts with social media as well as email addresses to capture the widest range of data. The site itself has a very clean and modern looking front end, and is very customisable to suit our growing and changing needs. The team at Almabase were extremely helpful, and always available for calls and support. There was a clear path and development strategy provided from the team and they explored all the features we wanted to use so that the software was tailored exactly to our needs. The software is a delight to use, with new updates and features regularly added and is incredibly cost-efficient. It also interacts with most commercially used CRMs should you require a more heavy duty database. I would recommend anyone in this field explores it as a front end to enhance their relationships with users.

Cons
There aren't any - it's that good! If you have any reservations about using the software, contact them for a chat.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Vamsee D.

A brilliant tool to stay connected to the roots of alma mater

Reviewed 2014-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

IMPRESSED is the word. I have started using this product since my under grad school introduced this to us one year after we graduated. Though I was apprehensive initially about it being just another variant of linkedin, I was proved wrong pretty soon. The sign up was pretty simple with the option of connecting with Fb or LinkedIn. Also, the profile was always synced and up to date. This is a simple, no-nonsense, to-the-point software which does what it says - "Alumni Management". There are no other strings attached. With the graph search(remember the facebook searches which go like "Who are my friends studying in California and are single?") and the various filtering criteria available, looking up for someone from my college is just a breeze. Also, masking of personal email ids put my fears of spamming to rest. The newsletter I receive from my college admins every month through this portal, brings a wide smile across my face along with a flurry of memories. Well, the depth to which this software goes in finding the alumni is also pretty excellent. I was amazed to find alumni from even the early 1960s. Also, at my post grad, I got an opportunity to be part of the audience where AlmaBase was pitching. Boy was I surprised !! <Tech Alert> They implemented Machine Learning which took some seed data of alumni and used that to pull the details of other Alumni from Social Network spaces. Also, the ease with which the alumni site can be customized is very good. Supported by a strong back end, the majority of look and feel is made up of pluggable components. It's totally up to you to decide how your alumni site would look like. </TechAlert> In short, having a strong alumni base is a low hanging fruit ignored by most colleges and this software solves the problem spot on. I do not see any major shortcomings, except that I wonder how'd they support the product with the size of the team they presently have. P.S: The total time they usually take to get the site up and running is around 7 days which is pretty cool !! :D

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