Best alternative to Hivebrite

Learn why customers including Cambridge University, CASE and The London School of Economics chose Aluminati – the education sector specialist.

We understand that customers today need more than a platform. They need a strategic partner aligned and committed to their long-term success.

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More value for your money

Build your platform to fit your community.  Not the other way around.

Aluminati is the world’s most customisable community platform. And offers limitless users.

See why the top institutions choose Aluminati over Hivebrite.

Feature Aluminati Hivebrite
Fully Customisable
Admin Control
Advanced Search
Campaign Microsites
Integrated CMS
Email Templates
Event Ticketing
Groups & Forums
Limitless Users
Video Calling Coming Soon!

The World’s Most Customisable Community Platform

Build your platform to fit your community.  Not the other way around.

Aluminati has been designing and building bespoke alumni management solutions since 2003, and in those 20 years, we have gathered a deep understanding of how every customer has different goals and unique expectations.

A platform, built with your community in mind.

We recognise that customers are looking for a solution provider who isn’t merely interested in the hard sell and do not want a rigid, ‘cookie-cutter’ community platform that can be easily outgrown.

Don’t be restrained

We designed Aluminate Community Builder to be the most customisable community platform in the world, where you only pay for the modules you use, not on the number of alumni in your community.


Aluminate Community Builder

The dashboard is the core of your platform.

It is an ever-changing landing page that shows the user everything that is happening on the platform and is tailored to their interests. 

Match mentors to mentees.

Community members can easily discover their perfect mentor.

Create an unlimited number of groups.

Target regions or interests, giving your users a collaborative space to exchange ideas.

Everyone on the platform has their own unique profile.

The directory allows your members to build connections and find each other.

A flexible repository of content that you can share with your members.

Shared in an attractive and easily searchable interface. 

With you every step of the way

Full Support

We also have a dedicated Client Success team who are on hand to support you and your community, every step of the way.


Customers who have previously considered platforms such as Graduway eventually chose Aluminati for our reliable server uptime, personalised user experiences and a platform that was specifically designed to drive community engagement.

Trusted by leading organisations

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“The Aluminate Community Builder’s flexibility and speed with which it could be configured to meet our needs was a major factor in the decision to partner with Aluminati”

Jon Lambert – CEO

The Cannon


“We appreciated the platform’s ability to export data and content, its security with member logins and being COPPA Security Compliant”.

Betsy Seymour – Project Lead


university of cambridge

“Aluminati know what development and engagement teams are trying to achieve, and have built a product that supports those objectives. The features are specifically designed to engage our audience, and have been developed over time to grow with us.”


Head of Alumni Engagement