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    • #15812
      Una Morrison
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      Hi, we’re keen to create an Alumni database for one of our schools – is their first foray and welcome any suggestions. Looking for an entry level offering. Thanks Una

    • #15813
      Vincent Ramos
      Forum Participant

      Hi Una. I work for the Holmesglen Foundation, a TAFE/higher ed foundation. We’re establishing a philanthropic and alumni engagement program, and we looked closely at two products. We went with the bigger, and more ‘higher ed’ of these, CRM Advance from Ellucian, but we also looked at Thank Q, which offered a quite sophisticated package for alumni and donor management without a massive price tag: https://thankq.com.au/

      I believe it’s used by a few schools and universities, and by a range of charities and NFPs.

      I hope you gain a wide selection to choose from. Good luck with the search and implementation – it’s a huge job.


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      Holmesglen Foundation
      PO Box 42 Holmesglen Victoria 3148 Australia
      T 03 9564 1803 | M 0478 407 053
      vincent.ramos@holmesglen.edu.au
      holmesglen.edu.au

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    • #15814
      NeilMcWhannell
      Forum Keymaster

      Hi Una
      One of our Platinum Partners, Potentiality, offers a great system that quite a few of our members use. If you are interested you can contact their CEO John Batistich on john@ptly.com Regards Neil McWhannell CEO Educate Plus

    • #15816
      Bobbi Aralica
      Forum Participant

      Hello Una,

      Both Neil and Vincent offered great suggestions. Are you after a CRM (database) such as Synergetic or do you want to build an online alumni community?

      To build an online alumni community (software) you have the following options.

      1) Potentiality (Aust company)
      2) Troop. (Aust company)
      3) Graduway (overseas company)
      4) Toucan Tech (UK company)
      5) Build your own (expensive option)

      Each product has own pros/cons so it’s a good idea to determine why and what you want to achieve.

      Happy to provide introductions to company reps, alumni consultants (if needed) or schools whom use any or all of the products.

      Happy to chat and provide guidance.
      bobbiaralica@lismn.com.au or 0423 40 30 20
      Cheers Bobbi

    • #15819
      Vincent Ramos
      Forum Participant

      Great distinction, Bobbi! I second your list of online alumni community providers.

      V

    • #15848
      Michelle Blackman
      Forum Participant

      We use Potentiality, my data is drawn down from MAZE for initial setup and updated every time a new class graduates. This way our alumni can access their contact details and update themselves and add news etc to make it their space.

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