Alumni Channel Features

Alumni Channel

Online membership and community tool

4.49/5 (55 reviews)

Alumni Channel Feature Summary

  • Event management
  • Fundraising management
  • Post and view job openings
  • Community mailing lists
  • Member accounts
  • Member directory
  • Share upcoming reunions, events, stories, etc.
  • Membership management
  • Website management
  • Search members by name, location, zip code, etc.
  • Extract membership reports
  • Member-to-member messaging and chat option to the member
  • Donation tracking
  • News listing
  • Import and export content
  • Manage files online
  • File / upload manager
  • Unlimited email blasts
  • Administrative approval settings
  • Share directly on Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr
  • Online payments for donation, tickets & merchandise
  • Upload & view documents & pictures

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Alumni Channel Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Alumni Channel's features:

Charlie Koslosky

Alumni Channel gave us a professional website with many features.

2013-04-05

We are extremely happy with our choice of Alumni Channel. Chis Gehringer has been a pleasure to work with throughout the implementation process and after we went live. He is always accessible and will quickly respond to any questions we might have. Do yourself a favor and make the decision to move to the Alumni Channel today!

Pros

Ease of use, customizable to meet our needs, technical support, speed of site, many features and functionality, integration of social media, and cost.

Cons

None at all.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Frank Scales

Alumni Channel

2013-08-27

The ability to link data to other sources would also be helpful.

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Source: Capterra
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Johnny Nimes

Getting better. Improvements are slowly coming.

2017-08-31

We are able to get more people registered through class participation.

Pros

Ability to add classes to the software. Classes have the ability to have a page within the general site.

Cons

Need to be able to record finances better of groups.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Long

Alumni Channel

2010-03-02

The site is simple and easy to use with a quick learning curve.

Pros

The simple and easy to use system allows me to quickly upload news and other information.

Cons

It would be nice if the page creator utilized style sheets to maintain a consistent look when information needs to be moved off the main page (because of length, tracking, etc) on to a new web page.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Kelly Dychdala

HFS Alumni Site Review

2010-05-17

Highly recommended to any organization looking for a "home" for its users. Communication tools and registraton process is excellent.

Pros

Metrics for admin to track user site access is great.

Cons

Met our needs at this time completely.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Keisha Brown

Webb Institute Review

2011-03-18

I was tasked with finding brilliant minds and passionate hearts to help our organization serve our growing thousands of faculty, students, administration, alumni and parents.

Pros

Many of the pros of the system are its ease of use, customizable databases and interfaces, meet the needs of end users on all computer levels, and feature an ever changing list of enhancements that try improving the system; while maintaining superior customer service.

Cons

I to date have seen no cons with Alumni Channel.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Charlie Evangelista

5 star ratings in every category, highly value this product/service

2009-04-21

5 star ratings in every category, highly value this product/service

Pros

Very user friendly, fantastic customer support/ response time, software features, discussion boards, click and pledge feature, view finder...475 users w daily registrants...good activity from alums, 5 stars in every category!

Cons

none at this time

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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J Rolnick

Excellent value. Flexible site. Superb customer service

2012-03-14

I highly recommend Alumni Channel.

Pros

There is very little site maintenance required, and exporting data is straight forward.

Cons

But, features tend to be very easy to use and intuitively designed so instructions generally aren't necessary.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Tara Gauthier

STB Alumni Site Review

2010-05-13

As admin would like to have an easier way to edit someone's profile

Pros

Finding information is easy.

Cons

Have problem exporting individual classes to excel - doesn't work.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Alumni Channel


Exporting class data to an external file can easily be accomplished using your Membership Report in the admin page. Just pull up the report and click Revise to enter the criterion Year = xxxx. You also can easily edit another's profile by selecting the profile and clicking 'My Details'. Then select the option below the profile you wish to edit.

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Barbara Zimmermann

user friendly and useful

2012-08-10

students like to use alumni good mean to get infos accross

Pros

easy to use and update, delete, advertise short instruction on top of what to fill in/edit good features i.e. email-blast

Cons

a bit restrictive for layout features (photo editing i.e.) date format not standardized on all pages

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Source: Capterra
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David Gau

Any academic group seeking to create a web presence for their alumni or members should go with.

2009-04-21

There are some other similar sites out there, and they either offer a similar level of service for an overinflated price, or they force alumni to pay for every little feature and drive them away.

Pros

And the site features are exactly what we need for an alumni communication center.

Cons

The only Con that comes to mind is that the product advertiser that is the default on the site is nowhere near as responsive and got or name wrong for a long time. Their loss, as no alumni would buy a product with an incorrect name on it.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Dae Yi

Alumni Channel Web Services Review

2010-05-13

Recommended if you are somewhat web-savvy, and don't mind using that knowledge to get things going. Bottom line, the service works to create a community. If that is your end goal, alumnichannel.com will do it.

Pros

Operator is very involved, has good recommendations to create a successful alumni site, keeps on top of things. Implementation of requested features happens relatively quickly. The service does work to create a community.

Cons

No way to easily re-design the site, but I'm sure it would be added if asked (I haven't asked yet).

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Crystal Mowrey

Alumni Channel Review

2010-05-13

I would recommend Alumni Channel for organizations who want to increase communication between members.

Pros

Easy to use Template makes starting up the website quick

Cons

Customization is somewhat limited

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Source: Capterra
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Tuesday Hagiwara

great customer service

2011-06-29

I would recommend this to other groups in our position.

Pros

great customer service, easy to use

Cons

it would be nice if there were a cleaner, less cluttered interface

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Source: Capterra
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Megan Underwood

My experience has been pretty good once I figured out how the site works.

2017-08-31

Pros

I like the ability to modify student searches to look for specific information (like if they did co-ops).

Cons

Sometimes the site can be a little hard to navigate, especially when you are trying to figure out how to do something in the site.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Greta Musu

Excellent for our needs

2011-03-23

Chris has been excellent working with us individually to design a site that suits our needs.

Pros

Excellent customer service The platform is easy to use Excellent tool for our needs and our Alumni community Several interesting features.

Cons

None thus far

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Source: Capterra
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Leslie Shields

The A&A website really is a great way for our members to connect.

2009-04-27

The A&A website really is a great way for our members to connect. Several alumni have reunited through this medium.

Pros

The "search by state" feature is a big hit round these parts.

Cons

I dislike making Chris take time to do this for me.

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Source: Capterra
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Owen Anderson

Alumni Channel is great for all Alumni worldwide.

2017-04-24

I am still learning and hope to do amaising thing with this site.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Alumni Channel


Thank you, Mr. Anderson, for the good review. We work hard to provide a reliable service to assist you manage, and communicate with, your alumni.

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Kathy Huelsmann

Mater Dei Alumni Channel Review

2010-05-13

The product is fine if the administrator has time to be on the site.

Pros

The profile section is good with all the links available. Our rep is good about helping answer alumni questions and using the product.

Cons

Actually, they are not that easy for me to add either.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Alumni Channel


Kathy, let's connect some time this week or next for a review of the site, including signing up seniors, adding Upcoming Events, adding photos, new photo options, etc.

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Jared Meyer

Alumni Channel is Easy, Fast, Fun, and Can Even Be Free

2010-01-19

While there are plenty of competitors in the current market for alumni and membership groups, I wouldn't recommend any other than Alumni Channel. The products and services offered, features and benefits, and excellent customer service and support - combined with extremely reasonable price points will be the reason that my alumni network will continue doing business with AC for many years to come. Finally, with a very generous referral program, alumni and membership group leaders can run their networks virtually for free by promoting the power and potential of Alumni Channel.

Pros

While I had a background in graphic and web design, pratically none of my expertise was needed from a design perspective.

Cons

However, from my experience, based on the needs of my alumni network, there are no issues I can think of at this time.

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Source: Capterra
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Ryan Adkins

Very helpful tech contact

2013-08-29

The structure/functionality of the data library is a little confusing for folks who don't know their way around computers already, but once you get a feel for it everything operates as expected.

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Linda Pettigano

Excellence

2010-01-19

100%, would recommend highly.

Pros

Always open communication and the best customer support I have ever had.

Cons

Absolutely none.

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Source: Capterra
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Marianne Bero

Very Good

2010-04-07

I absolutely recommend this product. In today's technological world, it is vital to provide this online community outreach to alumni.

Pros

The Alumni Network is an excellent vehicle for interactive communication with alumni.

Cons

Their is some transition to implementation/usage...with picture storage/retrieval, etc. The Alumni Channel has wonderful support in place and is accessible when needed.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Nancy Cunningham

I would recommend the Alumni Channel to any school or group that would like to reach out to.

2009-03-19

I would recommend the Alumni Channel to any school or group that would like to reach out to their community !

Pros

Great site...great support...the community has responded very well to the site. The stie can support a lot of features the alumni find interesting and informative.

Cons

I wish I had more time to devote to developing the site.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Antoneta Glod

Comprehensive platform, excellent quality team

2016-03-12

As ideas I need: - for the preparation of changes on the platform, improvements, change appearance, proposals, ideas to know about 1-2 months before, - for the Romanian language, to be able to use all diacritics - I can not currently use , (if is possible), - a possibility to have permanent access to the number of graduates of all promotions/all data entered on them - if the graduates may delete their account, this is no longer possible - we have the institutions that require these data as numbers or files with the complete data.

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Source: Capterra
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