Looking to create an online community for your alumni?

When you are looking to create an online community for alumni and friends of your institution, you want to make sure you are well positioned for the long run. Almabase is the world’s most loved alumni management software. Want to know why?

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Almabase vs iModules
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 Hivebrite

First, we’d just like to give a quick nod to the team at Hivebrite, they have built a strong social networking software. They empower organizations with all the tools they need to build, manage, and engage their community. On the surface both Almabase and Hivebrite will appear to provide similar features for community building but because Almabase is an all-in-one alumni management software and Hivebrite is a social networking software, there are differences that become critical in the long run.
Let’s go through the top reasons educational institutions use Almabase over Hivebrite.

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.

Reason #1

Out of the box integrations with Blackbaud (and Salesforce and others)

Almabase is a Blackbaud technology partner, and 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

Remember, you don’t need your IT team to use our APIs to develop an integration. The integration comes out of the box.

Reason #2

Alumni Engagement ≠ Social Networking

Hivebrite does a great job of creating a private online network for alumni, which 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.

Ease of use

Reason #3

Drive donations with extensive fundraising capabilities

Almabase and Hivebrite both provide you the ability to create donation forms and accept donations. Almabase additionally provides extensive fundraising capabilities like crowdfunding, peer-to-peer donations, and giving days. By combining engagement intelligence and fundraising capabilities like these, institutions are able to drive much higher alumni participation.

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 Hivebrite alternatives, Almabase is #1

Let’s talk about how we can drive
better results for your institution

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Choosing an alumni management software for your institution is an important decision.

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