What Is Almabase?

Unlock higher participation and donations from your alumni.

Almabase helps you transform your alumni and donor engagement program to build lifelong relationships, acquire new donors, drive event attendance, increase digital engagement, inspire new volunteers.

Almabase is also the #1 alumni management software for Blackbaud, Salesforce and Ellucian shops. It integrates with several other databases too.

Who Uses Almabase?

K-12 Schools / Colleges / Universities with an advancement & alumni relations staff.

Where can Almabase be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • by Almabase
  • Founded in 2012
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

Almabase pricing

Starting Price:

US$6,000.00/year
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Almabase does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Almabase paid version starts at US$6,000.00/year.

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About the vendor

  • by Almabase
  • Founded in 2012
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

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Reviews of Almabase

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Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

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Kyle B.
Kyle B.
Director of Alumni Relations in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Almabase provides excellent value for our alumni

5 2 years ago

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.

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.
Tyson C.
Director of Alumni Relations in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education Software, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great features, easy to use, fair price

5 last year

Comments: 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.

Switched From: Blackbaud NetCommunity

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.

Kelsey P.
Advancement and Alumni Relations Associate in U.S.
Religious Institutions, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Wonderful Almabase team and great product!

5 last month New

Comments: Overall experience has been very positive, especially the face to face help when encountering website questions. Thank you, [SENSITIVE CONTENT]!

Pros:

It is really easy to generate a mass email to send out to alumni, whether it be a fundraising campaign, event announcement, or alumni newsletter. There are also many design features available to be able to include links, photos, videos, etc. It doesn't take too long to build out new tabs or pages on your website, and Almabase provides so many resources for help, such as online articles and tutorials. Almabase also provides face to face help via Zoom. Shoutout to [SENSITIVE CONTENT], in particular, who has been fantastic and invaluable in every facet of helping us with our website. He is always available via email or Zoom to explain any user issues, solve website-building problems, or recommend new ideas for better engaging our alum in an accessible way.

Cons:

There are some areas of the software that are not user intuitive, but the Almabase team is always available to help with any issues that might come up. It is also a challenge to have alumni consistently update their profiles, so it is helpful to remind alum to update their profiles in every email sent out on the platform, with links to the login page.

Virginia H.
Virginia H.
Director of Publications and Marketing in U.S.
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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

3 4 years ago

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.

Monique A.
Director of Alumni Relations in U.S.
Higher Education Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great tool for alumni management

5 last month New

Comments: Great product overall, that helps us to connect with and engage with our alumni. Also, very responsive customer service provided by [SENSITIVE CONTENT] and the rest of their team.

Pros:

The map search feature is a big hit with our alumni. We also enjoy the event management module and the ability to have multiple communication touchpoints with attendees before, during and after the event. In terms of building emails, the drag and drop feature makes it easy for anyone who doesn't have design or HTML experience.

Cons:

When building directories, it would be great to be able to re-arrange/reorder/sort entries after the fact, as opposed to having to enter info in specific orders, i.e. alphabetical, etc.