An online community from Alumni Channel is moderately priced so that organizations of all sizes can start connecting and forming stronger bonds with alumni and members.
Included in the annual fee are site enhancements and features, upgrades, data backups, support documentation, and technical support for administrators.
All communities include:
- Setup and Training
- Member Search
- Member/Class Directories
- Upcoming Events module
- News and Features module
- Photo Slide Show module
- Links module
- Reports and Statistics; Data Export
- File Manager (for images, PDFs, icons, etc.)
- Online Payments & Donations3
- Member-to-Member Messaging; Admin-to-Member Messaging
- Member Profile (name, e-mail, address, phone, graduation year, date of birth, personal statement, personal photos)
- Address Fields
- Phone Fields
- Employer Fields
- Occupation Tracking
- Secondary School Tracking (US and Canada)
- Resume/CV Upload
- Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and personal web site linking and integration
- Payment & Donation Tracking
- Technical Support
- Message Boards / Discussion Forums
- Setup and Training2
- Up to 25,000 Members1
- Unlimited E-mail Blasts
- In Memoriam Directory
- Lost/Missing Directory
- Multiple Photo Banners
- Domain Registration
- Admin E-mail Alerts
- Social Networking Buttons
- Multiple Photo Hosting
- Custom Admin Signature
- Google Analytics4
- Additional Web Pages
- Phone Support
- Browsable Document Library
- Domain Alias(es)
- Simple Surveys
- Custom Fields
- Email Aliases (Up to 5)
- Sports, Clubs and Activities
- Event Registration
- Class Pages
Cost of Setup
A one-time setup fee is $300 to $500 and includes building your site, 2.5 hours of training, assistance with adding starter content into your site, and an import of your existing data into our standard fields. There may be an extra charge should you wish to import data into custom fields outside our standard field set.
Cost of Yearly Maintenance
The annual software hosting, and technical support, fee
Rates are subject to annual inflationary adjustments. Payments can be made annually, or quarterly.
- Small organizations (under 500 records): $480 per year
- Medium (500 to 2500 records): $800 per year
- Large (over 2500 records up to 25,0001): $649 + $.10 per record.
The one-time setup fee includes a 2.5-hour personalized training session. This training is conducted over the phone / Internet with one to three trainees, ideally, each sitting behind his/her own computer. If necessary additional training will be available at $40/hr.
Additional options (with one-time set up fees) include a custom site header ($200), a menu ($200), and a data import with special fields ($40 for each additional field). We can also install SSL (https) for an additional charge of $50 per year.
|Custom Site Header Examples on 'Customer' Page
|Data Import (each upload)
|Top Menu Navigation Example
|Recruiter Sub-Site Example
Frequently Asked Questions
1Our online communities are best suited for organizations having up to 25,000 members.
2One 2.5 hour training session is included. Additional training available for $40/hr.
3While we are not a payment processor, we do support the integration of third-party forms/tools/widgets that provide for online giving, payment processing, and merchandise sales.
4Upon request, with a Google, or Gmail account.
Please note that we issue free trials based upon
About our pricing..
Fees are based on the hosting of a single community. Discounts are
available for multi-community implementations (school districts,
Each site requires a local person to administer the site to upload
photos and files, post news and announcements, answer alumni questions,
post links and event announcements, occasionally police the site, etc.
Very little technical knowledge is required. If you can send
attachments, use a word processing program, and handle a digital camera,
then you know what is needed.
What Customers are Saying...
“Alumni Channel was the perfect fit for Oklahoma Christian School. We wanted a community that could include our families, faculty and alumni. We desperately needed a forum that was easy to use and update, great for collecting contact information, sending classy e-mails and also could link to other online communities. It was a seamless transition to incorporate this onto our current website and the Alumni Channel’s expertise in setting it up was professional, attentive and expertly designed. We give the Alumni Channel the highest recommendation for an online community service that can fit even the most conservative budget. You will definitely get your value per dollar and much more!"
– Jeanean Castle, Director of Development, Oklahoma Christian School, Edmond, OK
“A web site with Alumni Channel gives us the quality look, the variety of functions, and the dependability that we value."
Joe Laufer, Alumni Coordinator, Lenape Regional High School District, Shamong, NJ
"Company is a pleasure to work with - they respond quickly to problems, questions, etc. Customer service support is amazing. Product works well, and we have received many compliments on how easy it is for alumni to use. Would recommend to anyone trying to build an alumni program."
– Ray Brush, Director of Advancement, Mater Dei High School, New Monmouth, NJ
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