Networking and Mentoring Systems
Alumni relations is all about networking and facilitating bonds between and among alumni of all ages as well as students. Connecting alumni beyond regional associations builds a strong community based on the shared values of the institution. Mentoring, whether alumni-to-alumni or alumni-to-student, is a supportive bond that adds value to the alumni affiliation. With today's technology, it is easier than ever to offer these benefits to alumni and students.
In order to facilitate these connections effectively, requires highly functional software that connects alumni to the institution, to each other and to students. This table provides a comparison of platforms with information provided by the vendors based on key areas of functionality.
Company Univibe Network Pvt Ltd Coherendz India Private Limited 360Alumni, LLC MEVIA Switchboard EverTrue Aluminati Network Group Ltd
System Univibe Vaave 360Alumni AlumnForce Switchboard Alumni Community Aluminati
Founded 2016 2011 2013 2008 2013 2011 2002
Employees 7 20 16 19 60 16
URL univibenetwork.in http://www.vaave.com/ https://www.360alumni.com/360alumni-features https://www.alumnforce.com/ switchboardhq.com www.evertrue.com www.aluminati.net
Target market 10,000 - 100,000 10,000 - 100,000 10,000 - 100,000 10,000 - 100,000 100,000+
CRM capabilities Y Y CRM integration All CRMs with APIs can be fully integrated through automated syncing with 360Alumni Blackbaud, RaisersEdge, Eudonet, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Various Y Y
Platform managed by volunteers or a professional team? V/P P V/P V V/P P V/P
Custom branded website Y Y N Y N Y Y
# of customer profile fields Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Groups (Alumni, Students, other) A/S A/S A/S A/S A/S A/S A/S
Multi-institution Y CRM sync All CRMs with APIs can be fully integrated with a custom programmed sync solution with 360Alumni For alumni and students of a single institution Automatic data pull supported for Blackbaud NetCommunity, others
Social media updates Facebook, LinkedIn Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter Subgroup system Y Y Y Y N N Y
Admin levels Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Events Yes, publish and promote
Invitations Y Y Y Y Ticketing Multi-price point Multi-price point Multi-price point On-line payment Y Y Y Y Attendance tracking Y Y Y Y Calendar of events Y Y Y Y Add'l calendar features Y Fundraising Y Y Y Y N N N
Job board Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Mentoring match Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Languages English English English, Spanish, Add'l options English, French English English English
Map feature Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Communication Admin to all Y Y Y Y Y N Y
To segments Group leader Group leader Any user Group leader Y, Admins, group leaders and group members
Newsfeed Y Y Y Y N Y Email feature Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Mobile campaigns Y Y Y Y Private messaging Y Y Y Y Y N Y
Implementation cost 0, it is part of the first year cost $1 - $2,500 $2,501 - $5,000 More than $5,000 0, it is part of the first year cost Approx annual starting cost 1000 1500 2500 1788 No Cost structure $2,500/yr for nonprofits (including small groups within higher ed) $4,000 for K-12 $8,000/yr for higher ed/enterprise clients. Multi-school solutions with multiple sub-communities will be available in Summer 2017. We offer discounts for community colleges. The system allows for emails to all or some of the population Upgrade costs included Y Y Y Y Y Y
Included support time 96 hours Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Statistics Weekly Active Users, Monthly Active Users, Unique Logins, Mobile Downloads, Individual Page statistics, Impressions, Visits Any kind of statistics and reports from alumni profiles ; statistics and reports from engagement on the network ; and any other statistics that the institutions and alumni associations need to plan, assess and improve their operations Our User Insight report shows the breakdown of activated and inactive accounts, number of valid emails, how many users have logged in in the last day, week, month, etc; and "power users" posting multiple jobs, joining multiple groups, attending multiple events, etc. An engagement scorecard will be available in Summer 2017, allowing our clients to assign point values to various activities to determine who their most engaged people are. Mean of contact Current working situation Professional wishes Top 20 - Work function, sector in current experience, Current position level, Skills, hiring company. Entrepreneur info. Company size Waiting period before the first job New users activated User updates Group activities Mentoring Demography Geolocalation Contributions Engagement Donations Other information Along with custom web and mobile apps, we provide alumni engagement services through content for outreach and adding value to alumni interactions Vaave is a one-stop solution for all the needs of the alumni associations and institutions to handle all their activities at a single place. 360Alumni is an easy to use, all-in-one solution designed to provide the full value of the alumni directory to our client's users. Our mission is to build their goodwill, and get more community members to provide more support to each other and our clients. Groups/chapters management system Surveys features Emailing / Newsletter Weekly or monthly digest Full Responsive platform Online directory Profile update campaign Fully responsive platform. Customisable
Highlighted Feature Self Development & Mentorship for Alumni Unlimited Support Multi-featured interactive map Reconnect with lost alumni Automated LinkedIn career data Can manage multiple types of mentoring that may require different levels of admin moderation under one system
Here is a list of Networking and Mentoring platforms for reference while we gather more information:
|360Alumni||Alumni Portal||Easy Alumni||Member365||Univibe Network|
|AlumNet||Amixa Alumni Management System||Hivebrite||Switchboard||WildApricot|
Here are some related resources that might be useful for you in your alumni connection and engagement efforts:
LiveAlumni - find your alumni on LinkedIn. You can read more about it at http://livealumni.com/.
2Actify - a course and program that teaches students, grads and alumni career seekers an in-depth, step-by step process on how to strategically network online. They learn techniques and concepts that prepare them for attaining a rewarding career in their field of study, create career options for themselves, learn online communication and life skills for their future and how to "beat the job board jungle". More at https://2actify.com/
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