What Is Almabase?

Crafted for Alumni-Relations and fundraising teams to boost engagement with streamlined programs.
Know your community better with data, elevate their experience from connection to donation, and foster a sense of community with an all-in-one engagement & fundraising platform.

Streamline events, online giving, community engagement, and communication while syncing every information with your CRM with reliable automation & industry-leading integration for Blackbaud, Salesforce, and Ellucian shops.

Who Uses Almabase?

Alumni Relations, Career Services, Advancement Services, Annual Fund, and Communications teams at Universities, Schools & Colleges.

Where can Almabase be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Almabase
  • Founded in 2012

Almabase support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Almabase
  • Founded in 2012

Almabase support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English

Almabase videos and images

Almabase Software - Self-serve engagement
Almabase Software - The mentorship platform personalized for every user.
Almabase Software - Alumni can network with each other using the online directory
Almabase Software - See exactly where your alumni are on a world map
Almabase Software - Blackbaud technology partner
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Almabase Software - Self-serve engagement
Almabase Software - The mentorship platform personalized for every user.
Almabase Software - Alumni can network with each other using the online directory
Almabase Software - See exactly where your alumni are on a world map
Almabase Software - Blackbaud technology partner

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Features of Almabase

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management Software
  • Application Management
  • CRM Software
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Event Management Software
  • For Alumni Associations
  • For Nonprofits
  • Goal Management
  • Group Management
  • Ideation
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Member Types
  • Membership Management Software
  • Membership Renewals
  • Mentor/Coach Matching
  • Mentoring Program Management
  • Moderation
  • Online Giving
  • Participant Profiles
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Pledge Management
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Reporting/Analytics

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Reviews of Almabase

Average score

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

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
70%
4
28%
3
2%
Kyle
Kyle
Director of Alumni Relations in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Almabase provides excellent value for our alumni

5.0 3 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.

Tyson
Tyson
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

Alternatives Considered:

Great features, easy to use, fair price

5.0 2 years ago

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.

David
Logistics and Classroom Experience Specialist in U.S.
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

A Non-Profit's Insight into Almabase

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: My overall experience with Almabase has been phenomenal. I love the way my customer success manager is always there for me whenever I have a question or need help troubleshooting anything. I also love the skill workshops that ensure that I am a professional at what I do. Further, I truly appreciate their development team's willingness to make customized edits to suit our organization's needs. It really makes a difference.

Pros:

I like most about this software is the ease of event creation. The templates make the creation of multiple events simple and efficient.

Cons:

I don't like how their are certain aspects that are finicky. For example, when copying an event, the titles often remove your cursor as you are typing and sometimes it states that an event has that name already. Another example of finicky behavior is the time selection in an event. You need to make sure you click okay every time and you can't type it in: little stuff, but over time can be cumbersome.

Virginia
Virginia
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

3.0 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.

Rachel
Director Alumni Relations in U.S.
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Minnesota Independent High School Rates Almabase High for Online Fundraising Platform

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall, we have had a very good experience with Almabase. We found Almabase provided the features we were looking for at a much more reasonable price compared to other platforms. The social influencer piece has been really helpful in advertising and growing our donor base. The use of social media helps us cast a wider net and we have had year-over-year growth. We also like the integration with Blackbaud as the donor information flows into the donor record once we sync our systems. This was a really helpful attribute and produced a much cleaner tracking system for our database manager.

Pros:

We really like the Almabase platform and have used it for three consecutive years. Our office is limited in size as we are a relatively small fundraising unit but the Almabase platform has given us a robust system for online fundraising within our community. We use the software primarily for an online giving day. This year, we generated nearly $700,000 with 650 gifts. The platform helped us show real-time totals, map gifts into our CRM system (Raiser's Edge/Blackbaud), acknowledge donors, and track progress. The system is easy for administrators to use and allows the user to upload photos, videos and customized text. The customer service with Almabase is outstanding. Our service representative answered our questions and provided on-going support throughout the campaign. There is also a tech team to assist with engineering and website issues. Overall, Almabase was the best value when we compared our needs with other platforms on the market. We primarily use the online fundraising function but we may consider add the alumni community tools in the future.

Cons:

Although we are very happy with the Almabase software we wish there was a way to securely use Venmo during a campaign. This is likely a function of using BBMS as our payment processor and integrating the two systems. We also tried using Paypal but the functionality with BBMS was not there. Hopefully, that will be corrected in the future. We also had a few gifts that were missed even though the constituents were mapped ahead of time. This is an issue we are working through with Almabase. Finally, it is worth noting that at times, we were limited on the template and form customization options.