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We understand you have a fiduciary responsibility towards your institution to consider all options before picking the best alumni management software. Almabase is the world’s most loved alumni management software. Want to know why?

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Almabase vs Graduway
Source: Real user reviews from Capterra & G2 Crowd (world's leading software review sites)

Why do customers love Almabase so much?

Our founders started the company to make education more accessible to everyone. That mission is our measure of success, so we provide a dedicated alumni success consultant to work closely with every single one of our customers and ensure they are succeeding. We exist to transform your alumni program in a way that creates value for all stakeholders. We win when you win.

“We increased our event attendance by 50% in a year"

What do you like best?

With Almabase, everything is at a single place which is a huge time saver for our staff. We have been able to tremendously simplify our event management process & boost participation over the last 4 years!

“We grew our homecoming event participation by 2X in 2 years”

What do you like best?

Almabase is user-friendly, easy to learn, and the customer success team is always quick to help us with troubleshooting or even adapting the platform based on our needs.

“We witnessed a 2X increase in giving day donations in 3 years.”

What do you like best?

Our annual day of giving has always been successful, but we feel our outstanding success this year was definitely enhanced by bringing Almabase on board to create our giving site.

“We saw a 38% increase in alumni engagement in one year

What do you like best?

Almabase integrates several different systems into one easy to use location. I especially appreciate its integration with Raiser's Edge. Almabase has allowed us to combine several different products into one easy space - website, directory, email process, event registration, etc.

“We raised over $108K in online donations in just 6 months”

What do you like best?

Fantastic Customer Service! Almabase is the perfect solution for our needs. Almabase has allowed me to work more efficiently and engage more alumni and constituents while I do that. We particularly love the event management, giving platform, and email tools.

“We grew our homecoming event participation by 400% in one year

What do you like best?

The on-boarding, customer service, and responsiveness is top-notch. The Almabase team took the time to learn our culture and were great in providing an effective marketing and communications strategy to roll the platform out to our alumni. Overall, working with Almabase and their team has been an absolute pleasure.”

“We have successfully updated 92% of our alumni records.”

What do you like best?

Almabase is a great tool for us to reach our alumni. The team not only answers operational questions but also advises on how to strategize for engagement and giving in the future.

“We're witnessing 97% alumni engagement over emails”

What do you like best?

Customizable, innovative, great communication, adjust website to fit the strategy of the program, completely supportive and flexible, go out of their way to understand my vision.

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The top reasons why universities & schools prefer Almabase over Graduway

First, we’d just like to give a quick nod to the team at Graduway. They’ve built a great product to help institutions create an online community for alumni, and a great sales team. There are features that are different between the two products and we can get into that in more detail, but let’s go through the top reasons educational institutions use Almabase over Graduway.

Similarity #1: All-in-one solutions

With both Almabase and iModules you need to just maintain one contract and one relationship to cater to all your alumni engagement and fundraising needs.

Similarity #2: Software plus consulting

With Almabase, as with iModules, you get not just a software solution but also the expertise to help you drive your alumni programs forward and improve engagement.

There are similarities in features that are offered by the two solutions and a few differences, and we can get into those details, but let’s go through the top reasons educational institutions use Almabase over iModules.

A product that drives participation vs enabling participation

Reason #1

Alumni Engagement ≠ Social Networking

A private online network for alumni is an important part of a good alumni engagement program but that isn’t all. Almabase is a truly holistic approach to alumni engagement, providing you the tools to run any program - chapter management, class agent programs, directories, surveys, email newsletters, affinity groups, mentoring programs, virtual and in-person events, career guidance programs, and more.

Almabase helps you create programs that your alumni benefit from wherever they are, whenever they want, and then measure engagement across all these programs. Almabase is the Swiss Army knife for alumni engagement programming, not just a social network.

Reason #2

A product that drives participation vs enabling participation

Picture this. You build another Facebook, with all the features it has, but none of the people. Would it be useful? Certainly not! For any community to be successful, it’s not just about allowing your members to connect but to truly create reasons to drive their participation. Almabase has been built from scratch with participation in mind. From your alumni success consultant to built-in gamification elements, Almabase drives more people to your programs. Whether it is to drive more virtual engagement, to increase attendance at events, to inspire more volunteerism, or to drive more donors to fundraising campaigns, Almabase is the go-to for schools and universities.

Truly all-in-one alumni management

Reason #3

#1 Alumni management software for Blackbaud shops

Almabase has worked closely with product teams at Blackbaud to develop ways for Almabase to talk to Blackbaud. Our seamless integrations allow you to connect Almabase with Raiser’s Edge, Raiser’s Edge NXT, and BBMS in an unparalleled way. Our integration allows you to:
- Sync alumni contact and profile information
- Update event registrations in bulk
- Process gifts easily
- Process payments via your existing BBMS account

Want to see what your peers are achieving with Almabase?

How the College of Idaho doubled its homecoming event participation in 2 years

$25,000

generated in event revenue

How Archbishop Riordan High School leveraged peer-to-peer fundraising to grow Giving Day donations

550%

Increase in donations
in 1 year

How Mercy High School Burlingame keeps its Raiser's Edge database updated automatically

95%

up-to-date alumni records

How The Master’s Seminary maintains an updated alumni database with an automated process

100%

up-to-date alumni records

When it comes to Graduway alternatives, Almabase is #1

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