Aluminate Engagement Platform
A platform that places at its heart the formation of meaningful inter-member relationships. Let your community shine by providing them a safe online space that understands their needs and inspires personal connections through clever, intuitive design.
Modules & Features
Enabling meaningful relationships
Attractively displayed & fully tracked
Premium Engagement Modules
Enhance your platform with a range of relationship-driven, content-driven and administrative modules.
A dynamic discovery module to enable your members to find and communicate with one another – even those who haven’t yet registered.
The Directory can be configured to include all or specific user groups of the platform. It can also be configured to only be shown to certain groups.
Members may filter the Directory via filters such as graduation dates, industry experience, subject area and you may also configure additional filters to help with their search.
The Directory also supports the inclusion of ‘stub’ accounts which allow you to include all members of your community, even those who are yet to register, with only public domain information available. These profiles can be contactable without exposing private email addresses – so from now on you can direct those frequent re-connection requests to Aluminate!
A self-organising, peer-to-peer mentoring platform that scales globally with minimal staff resource. Aluminate eMentoring avoids the resource-intensive process of manually matching mentors with mentees but includes all the necessary functions to safeguard the user experience.
Mentors complete a highly structured profile ensuring they feel confident about participating within their capacity. Mentees are then able to find and request specific interactions, such as arranging a phone call, asking for advice on an application or even requesting work experience.
Mentors remain in complete control of their involvement by being able to specify exactly which services they offer and the number of mentees they can accept simultaneously. The system ensures that mentors are not inundated with requests.
Admins have full visibility over every stage of the mentoring relationship through reporting and data exports and are also able to intervene in the exceptionally rare case a user requests moderation.
Advanced Mentoring Programmes
Launch multiple focused mentoring programmes where you have staff resource to fully approve mentor applications and mentee connection requests. Efficiently manage all of your existing ‘offline’ programmes across your institution
Advanced Mentoring Programmes
Whilst the eMentoring network might scale to tens of thousands of participants, institutions often run much more focused hand-on programmes with specialist staff resource. These programmes, whilst smaller, are often incredibly high quality due to the expert stewardship of mentoring professionals. Aluminate’s Advanced Mentoring module exists to make their lives easier by blending the best of both worlds: the efficiencies of using an online interactive platform with the management tools required for effective stewardship and quality control.
Programmes are highly configurable:
- Set a programme name
- Upload branding images and descriptions
- Start and end dates
- Visible only to certain groups or users
- Programme specific mentor application forms
- Set mentor options (eg different programme lengths)
- Set relationship durations with auto-close options
Moderation options include:
- Reviewing mentor applications before approval
- Returning incomplete applications
- Removing mentors from a programme
- Approving mentee requests to mentors
- Forwarding requests to mentors for acceptance
- Accepting requests on behalf of mentors
- Returning requests to mentees with alternative suggestions
- Messaging mentors or mentees at any time
- Reviewing interactions and moderating messages
- Closing off and reviewing partnerships
- …and much more!
Inspiring prospective students to come to your institution by connecting them with current students or alumni.
Your ambassador network is a key recruitment tool in the quest for attracting the best candidates from around the world. This module is often deployed with the aim of converting those already holding an offer. By making your best ambassadors available to offer holders they can describe how much they enjoyed their time at your institution and how valuable their experience has been.
This module is particularly effective for international student recruitment with its ability to connect applicants from countries with students and alumni who also arrived from that same country. Additional fields can be tailored to also allow filtering by course taken or subsequent career path.
We understand that prospective students likely should not have full access to the Aluminate platform so Aluminate’s powerful ‘Account Groups’ feature allows their restriction to only the Ambassador module.
Advanced Chapter Management
Give your international representatives the tools to manage online membership of regional or special interest chapters, with group-exclusive discussions and event promotion, whilst maintaining institutional branding.
Advanced Chapter Management
Effectively run membership groups and alumni chapters to strengthen your global brand presence and alumni participation rates.
This new module provides a sophisticated solution to help manage your real-world groups, whether based on geographical area or special interest. Every chapter also received their own privacy protected public website page which is fully discoverable via Google and other search engines.
Appoint trusted chapter leaders and provide them with this tool to help you manage group membership, content, conversations and events. Easily re-delegate leadership when chapter leaders change.
Easily configure group branding, group visibility and eligiblity to join, as well as be able to broadcast messages to group members. Integrate your chapter’s existing social media content, and link and highlight related groups.
Full reporting allows tracking of chapter activity.
An online archive allowing you to publish protected downloadable resources with full tracking statistics.
You may prefer to make certain documents or publications only available to authorised members of your alumni community. You might also be very interested in knowing which alumni are viewing what resources.
Digital Library allows you to securely publish any type of media including images, videos, links and documents for viewing online or download, within a flexible list and gallery. This module will track who views each resource and allow you to report not only the number of views but find out who the readers are themselves.
Jobs & Events
Promote curated jobs and events on beautiful and easily searchable boards.
Jobs & Events
These modules provide an elegant and searchable board showcasing employment and event opportunities that you choose to promote. Whilst not a full application/ticket management solution, you can link the relevant action pages so that your users can click take action.
Each board allows an admin to define their own categorisations so users can filter jobs by level of seniority, industry sector or even salary band. Events could be filtered by type, location, date and whether they are free or ticketed. Add as many category filters as you wish. You can also allow employers to directly access, add and manage their own postings.
Social Media Centre
Social Media Centre is the perfect way to display an unlimited number of social media feeds from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These can be displayed both on their own page as well as at the forefront of your portal dashboard, keeping your members engaged.
Social Media Centre
The perfect way to embed and display live social media feeds on your platform. The intuitive design of Social Media Centre allows you to group feeds together as a carousel or display as separate social feeds.
A visually enticing and ever-changing landing page showcasing
all your portal has to offer.
First impressions count. When your members log in to your community they are presented with a vibrant, richly branded interactive page showing their worldwide community on the interactive map.
Depending on the modules you have enabled on your own tailored platform, additional boxes will appear showing the latest jobs, events plus newly available mentors and resources. With each being clickable, this page is the springboard to the area most relevant to that visitor.
Your Interactive Community Map
Visualise your community on a fully zoomable, draggable map of the world, supporting up to 500,000 plots and including the ability to click on a location to see who is there.
Interactive Community Map
Members who are happy to share their general location (down to city granularity) can appear on a map and see who else is nearby. Integrated with other modules, our mapping technology is extended to also visualise mentors or ambassadors around the world.
My University Record
Give your members a full and private view of their official database record and invite them to submit updates directly to you.
My University Record
My University Record (MUR) is a module that is available for those who purchase both Aluminate and SNS Sync. It leverages SNS’s bidirectional data sync capabilities to give users a private view of information held about them by the university.
This data may not be appropriate for their public profile as it could include things like mailing preferences, opt-ins and more detailed employment information such as salary band or a self scored willingness to donate.
With MUR all personal data entered into any of Aluminate’s profile pages can be managed via the sophisticated data manipulation and deconflicting interface of SNS Sync which is configured to accept and supply data in the precise schema of your own in-house database.
To find out more see the SNS App page.
You can customise the design, profile fields and every word within your tailored platform so that your members feel truly at home.
To create a safe and high-trust environment, all registrations are put through a rigorous but efficient identity verification process.
Authorised staff have access to a powerful management area from which they can steward the community, run reports and manage data.
Data Imports and Exports
Use your own data to ‘seed’ the profiles of users and then export fresh data that users have updated, all tied back to your own database ID.
SSO & Integrations
Advanced installations of Aluminate can benefit from standard or bespoke single-sign-on and data integrations.
Custom User Groups
Support all your communities! Aluminate allows you to customise the full experience per user group, be they alumni, students, staff, offer holders and more.
Stories of SUCCESSFUL Aluminate services
The e-Mentoring scheme that has been set up at Lincoln College, Oxford, is now one of the College’s proudest achievements in my view, giving career advice to students that very few will have access to.