Almabase Reviews

Almabase

Increase alumni participation by 3x in one year

4.67/5 (48 reviews)

M Fontaine

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

- 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.

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Increase alumni participation by 3x in one year

Jessica Harvey

The Almabase platform and its team are amazing!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-07-28
Review Source: Capterra

Almabase allows us to connect with our alumni on multiple levels based on interest, class years, university affinities, and social media interaction. It also allows us to communicate intentionally and deliberately with our alumni through targeted emails and our e-newsletter. It saves our team time by streamlining the way that we post to our social media platforms and data-mine the site. This platform also allows for us to include pages for our chapters that have controlled access for the chapter administrators. We can also set-up event registrations, pay portals and interest forms and have the data collected to be imported into Raiser's Edge whenever we want to do that. Almabase directly impacts and helps to facilitate the majority of our office's mission and goals. With Almabase everything is at one central location which is a huge time saver for us. No more multiple disconnected software and inefficiencies. It also seamlessly integrated with Raiser's Edge. The response from alumni has been amazing since the launch - they love the social media integration! Our board members, faculty and staff love the platform because its very easy to use. Almabase also provides the possibility to involve our students for an alumni mentorship program that has been heavily requested by our alumni. The best part though, is that their customer service is exceptional and unparalleled! It is truly a pleasure to be able to work with such an amazing team of professionals. I know that it is extremely rare to find a software that is pretty much perfect, but we really have not found anything about the software or the customer service that we do not like. The handful of items that we could not do, or did not work quite the way that our team would have liked were solved by the Almabase team, usually within a few days of mentioning it to them. We have no reason to rate them any lower than 5-star across the board. I would recommend Almabase to any organization that is looking for this type of alumni platform.

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Lauren Aguas Bevill

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-20
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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.

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Increase alumni participation by 3x in one year

Aaron Dunkel

Almabase platform and customer service is everything I was looking for!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

When I became the alumni relations coordinator for Thomas Aquinas College, I immediately began searching for a replacement for a print alumni directory. This platform exceeded expectations in that it provides the directory service that I was looking for AND provides a full service engagement platform for all facets of alumni relations. From emails to events to chapters and more! Most of all though, the team at Almabase is 110% top notch. They are personable, responsive, and complete. Whether I have a question on hot to best use some functionality or have a suggestion from my users regarding improvements on the platform, the Almabase team is always helpful, thoughtful, and responsive. This customer support you enjoy speaking with!

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Michael Wurtz

Well thought through platform to enhance alumni relations

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

_Ongoing support_ Once our organization decided to partner with Almabase, we were transitioned to an operations team to ensure that our alumni data and site features were in order and functioned as we desired. The operations team adjusted to our needs and became much more attentive as our needs required. Currently, it seems like our admin team has continuous access to the Almabase support team. They are friendly, professional, and always strive to communicate clearly, even with feature requests that are not part of the platform. One benefit that showed how willing our Almabase support team goes above and beyond as a partner is how they initiated a regular quarterly review of the platform and features after we launched. They demonstrated how ongoing support is part of the fabric of their company. _Features_ The main reason behind choosing Almabase as an alumni relations partner was how they come alongside our efforts to keep our alumni information current. Our alumni benefit because they can easily stay updated on what’s happening with their alma mater and effortlessly network with one another. Our current students benefit because they can begin networking for future placement opportunities. Our staff benefit because this active directory, updated by each alumnus, enhances all our communications about news, events, placement efforts, and services. - End user experience - user friendly and easy to navigate, not cluttered with extra features - Sign-on experience is elegant and simple - Admin portal (Data Studio, Communication Center are strong) - Directory and user profiles - organized, easy to navigate - Ongoing support - Almabase support partner with you to enhance efforts - Career Center - easy to use and maintain

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Vamsee Dilli

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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Jonathon Reid

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. 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.

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Calvin Chuang

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.-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.

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Increase alumni participation by 3x in one year

Gordon Mathews

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. 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

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Joby John

Amazing tool to build the alumni engagement & enable us to keep the network with alumni

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

Feel great that we now have the capability to offer a platform for alumni networking. Alumni are able to stay connected after graduation and help other members in the community by sharing wide range of opportunities (career/internship...). This has been the one of the best investment to keep our alumni and students connected.

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Anonymous

Everything "Alumni" in One Place

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Almabase has been excellent. They truly want us to be satisfied with their product and are open to suggestions and ideas that we may offer to add or improve something. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.We are very pleased with our new alumni network through Almabase. What I like most is that the platform has everything we need in one place, including the ability to manage our alumni database, send out targeted emails and monthly newsletters, incorporate social media feeds, help fundraise (recently had a 24-hr giving day where we raised over $150,000), plan and promote alumni reunions and events, post school and alumni news stories, allow alums to network for jobs, business opportunities and internships, and much more. We’ve only just begun and are so excited with this new platform!

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Joanna Kovilpillai

A great alumni management tool with an amazing support team

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-18
Review Source: Capterra

I love that this software is able to integrate with LinkedIn and Facebook to automatically capture alumni updates. Also that mailing lists are dynamic and change accordingly when an update is made to the profiles. It automates so many things and that takes the hassle out of the administration of the alumni office so that we can focus on actually engaging with alumni. The event management module is especially helpful in managing RSVPs. The support team has also been very gracious and patient with a non-technical person such as myself and taken the trouble to explain each function thoroughly. They are always ready to help.

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Alexandra Guest

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!Customer service, ease of use.

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Steve Bondurant

Their customer service is top-notch & they've taken our feedback & applied it immediately.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

Whenever we had questions about the platform or how to use a certain function, the onboarding team was available through conference calls or timely emails to answer all of our questions and help clarify. They were also great in providing a marketing and communications strategy when we were planning to roll the platform out to our alumni. They took the time to learn our culture and built a plan around that culture to be most effective. The site setup process was quick and easy once we provided the necessary information. We had a presentable version in days and I can't say enough good things about their responsiveness to our questions and needs throughout the entire process. Overall, working with Almabase and their team has been an absolute pleasure.

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Aslynn Belancic

Small school that uses Senior Systems

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-13
Review Source: Capterra

Like I said above, we are saving a lot of time filtering out groups and specific people for mailings and emails. The communication has improved greatly and we are excited to bring more alumni to the platform so that they can start benefiting from Almabase. The ability to communicate and filter specific groups or people is literally as easy as a few clicks of a button. The amount of time we are saving by using Almabase to reach out to our alumni is immeasurable. We are still new to Almabase and are learning new things all of the time. As we learn more, we are more impressed and excited about our decision to use Almabase.

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Joanna Feldman

Almabase provides an amazing product that has helped our school increase our alumni engagement.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

Almabase has a plethora of features that help our school interact with our alumni in different and meaningful ways. We are able to host events, share news, and fund raise all in one location. Almabase is a true investment in our alumni and they really appreciate the efforts we are making beyond the years they spend on our campus.

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Justin Zimmerman

Great Product & Even Better Service

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-15
Review Source: Capterra

Our goal was to communicate with our alumni in new and more efficient ways, and we wanted to be able to see and track engagement. Almabase has made that possible and their team has answered every question we had in a timely manner. The people at Almabase have been very supportive and helpful. Almabase has an outstanding communication center and data studio that allows the right people to see and get the information they need to communicate with alumni.

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Anonymous

It's been an excellent tool for day to day to Alumni management services.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-24
Review Source: Capterra

It's very user friendly and helps keep up to date Alumni contacts, who are notified of the latest events and updates on Campus and help interact with other alumni and students.

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Michelle Darko

Working with Almabase has been great! We've connected with alumni from all across the country!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-09-21
Review Source: Capterra

Almabase software is extremely user friendly and very nicely organized. The platform allows us to connect with Alumni through emails and keep them up to date on current events and activities happening on campus! With the help of Almabase we were able to sell and distribute tickets for our 40th Anniversary Gala which was amazing! There was such a great turn out. Technical support for this software has been exceptional. If we were had any questions or concerns we would received immediate support from Naveen, one of the Almabase representatives. He would explain everything very clearly, and made us aware of new features of the platform. Overall, customer service is truly amazing!

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Kerri Allegretta

Easy to learn platform with excellent customer service.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Much more user friendly experience then previous software. Easier to stay up-to-date on alumni information and to communicate with alumni. Also easier for alumni to communicate with Webb and with each other. It's extremely helpful that this software links up to alumni social media accounts, providing you with the most up-to-date job information, headshots, and email addresses. It also allows you to track their engagement through eblasts, events, and social media. The map feature is extremely help for the Admissions Dept., Development Dept., current students, and alumni.

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Dani Martin

This is a great company with an amazing product.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

The team that we get to work with. They are amazing. I have really enjoyed my experience with Almabase and would recommend them to anyone.

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Helmuth Fuchs

Great solution for Alumni-Management

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

Very good, very responsive, always here to help.Ease of use, constant development, modern interfcae.

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Srinath Ponduri

Networking tool for new age alumni

Reviewed 2014-12-29
Review Source: Capterra

As the world is increasingly becoming connected, by ever changing communication technologies, staying connected with those who matter has also become important; "those who matter" are also changing as rapidly as anything else. In this context, the platform created by Almabase to reach out to your fellow alumni is a decisive resource. Examples that I liked so far are: Advertising the job postings to the right audience. Finding aptly qualified alumni in your surroundings, far away from ones own place of origin, who can empathise with your background, to seek advice on a range of things. These are only initial examples-with limitless creative ways yet to be envisioned and exploited. Apart from the concept, almabase excels technically, in providing an effortless, user friendly interface with minimal intervention on the part of user. Its artificial intelligence based algorithms ensure that publicly available information is automatically updated making it very reliable.

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Anonymous

Almabase has been an incredible asset to our alumni mission and vision.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

A connected and engaged alumni database!Almabase's team and their support is always quick, efficient, and the features that the team rolls out continue to improve both the user and admin experience. They are dedicated to the customer and their product to provide the best possible experience and continuously improve.

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Lisa Connor

Excellent from start to finish

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

Much improved alumni engagement, donations, online event bookings and a great platform to showcase our amazing people.It's easy to use, intuitive and looks great. It's packed with really great features that you didn't even know you needed - the team are great at taking feedback from current clients and developing new features ahead of the curve.

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