Which is right for you?
When deciding on which alumni network software is right for your institution, it’s important to carefully consider all of your options. Graduway is the industry’s top community engagement platform and it’s proven to deliver the most value. Here, we walk you through the differences between Graduway and Hivebrite so that you can make the best choice for your organization when it comes to alumni relations platforms.
Dedicated team to assist with implementation + optimization
Easily customizable platform + additional support services with no extra fees
Knowledge base of instructional videos current trends, best practices, guides, templates and how-to articles
Access to a community of thought leaders (Gravyty Leaders Community)
Access to Gravyty’s ecosystem of products that provides end to end coverage from alumni recruitment and mentoring to donor cultivation and stewardship
Gamification features including badges,
Alumni engagement data, as defined by Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Trusted by the world’s leading institutions + organizations
Your brand.Your message.
Graduway delivers the control you need—a fully customized website for an exclusive virtual alumni network that’s always on-brand, translated and localized. Our tools make it easy to manage user permissions, platform features and widgets and change email templates. Additional customization requests can be submitted to our support team. Take complete control of the message and image presented to your alumni community.
Hivebright sells itself as an all-in-one solution to centralize all your content data and tools in one place. The platform also customizes colors and logos to meet your brand requirements but lacks in gamification tools such as badges to assist with engagement.
where it counts.
Graduway is built with your community in mind and provides in-depth insights and analytics to demonstrate the impact of user activities on your institution’s strategy and mission. Explore multiple analytics dashboards such as engagement metrics, willing to give, job post success and virtual chat usage. Industry benchmarks against thousands of organizations such as National Association of Colleges and Employers First Destination data and CASE Global Alumni Engagement Metrics are also included. Every Graduway platform also has its own Google Analytics account for deeper insight.
Hivebrite also offers analytics on their platform. However, the data shared is not as in-depth with fewer dashboards. The platform analytics are limited to email analytics, engagement analytics and user scoring. Analytics from Hivebrite cannot be exported or filtered for certain time periods.
Personalized user experiences.
Graduway utilizes soft and hard data to create a fully personalized experience for users. From the feed, mentoring, premium groups, photo albums, job board and directory search, each user is served content which is unique based on their interests, location, and educational and professional history to ensure optimal value and higher levels of interest and engagement.
Hivebrite has a bigger focus towards corporate and nonprofit communities and is not prevalent in the higher education arena. Their platform is less likely to bring value to the end-user as they do not have a mentoring focus and do not offer smart matching and program milestones to encourage connections.