About PeopleGrove

PeopleGrove is an alumni management software designed to help non-profit and faith-based organizations, law schools and universities create mentor-focused communities to connect students with mentors and advisors. It provides a matching algorithm, allowing teams to receive automated connection recommendations.

The platform enables administrators to view unread messages, share thank-you messages and send meeting requests to nurture relationships. PeopleGrove allows students to save search criteria for searching jobs and receive alerts on the availability of mentors. Additionally, managers can create documents to guide members, post articles and facilitate communication via discussion boards.

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19 Reviews of PeopleGrove

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.61 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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June 2020

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Dori from Ohio University Alumni Association

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

5 Stars for PeopleGrove

Before PeopleGrove, we were not using a centralized mentorship platform for the whole university. Colleges and units were using their own devices (often Excel documents) to match and connect students with alumni. This platform allowed for a collaboration between the Career and Leadership Development Center and the Alumni Association to help streamline these programs and provide them with a tool to connect their alumni to alumni and alumni to students in a much easier and traceable way.

Pros

PeopleGrove has an easy-to-use format on both the user and admin side. We have users of all ages so it was important that they could navigate the site as much on their own as possible. We also love the analytics functionalities which provide us with a very robust picture of all our users' experiences. We worked with both our Advancement Services team and our Registrar to help ease and quicken sign on for our alumni and student users respectively. Additionally, the PG team has been very responsive and resourceful by adding new features in response to changes in higher education and nationally. For example, their response to the COVID-19 pandemic was quick and well-executed. It prompted conversations on our end that we hadn't even thought about yet.

Cons

None to note. Concerns or areas we wanted to grow or add to have always been heard and responded to by the development team.

Reasons for Choosing PeopleGrove

We felt the price was reasonable, the site was easy to navigate for users of all ages, and the customer service was outstanding. It fit our immediate needs but also had some room for us to grow into other future goals we had.

June 2020

Katie from Ashford University

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

Enhance your alumni offerings with PeopleGrove!

The customer service at PeopleGrove is top-notch, and inquiries and responded to within 24 hours. Answers to questions are specific, and examples are cited for additional context and understanding. PeopleGrove continues to develop innovative features to improve the platform, to include aesthetic updates and engineering improvements. Our choice to switch to PeopleGrove greatly advanced our department, providing better service to our growing alumni network.

Pros

The data and reporting functionality is robust, and it's user friendly! With ease, administrators can manage user accounts to include merging duplicate accounts, adding new information, and importing records.

Cons

At times, the Bulk Email tool moves processes requests slowly when sending to 25,000+ users.

Reasons for Choosing PeopleGrove

Our University selected PeopleGrove because the product offers the best experience for both administrator and user for a great price. The experience includes the software itself and the entire PeopleGrove team, to include its innovative leaders. We highly recommend PeopleGrove to universities and institutions looking to improve their offerings and provide a leading solution to students and alumni.

Reasons for Switching to PeopleGrove

Our team was dissatisfied with both the service and product provided through our previous vendor. When switching to PeopleGrove, our department sought unmatched customer service and a more robust technology to offer alumni.

June 2020

Eleanor from Bronx Science Alumni Foundation

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2020

PeopleGrove: Alumni Connections, Networking and Community

PeopleGrove has phenomenal customer service. It seems whenever I need something, someone gets back to you in seconds with real solutions. They have been great partners in hearing our ideas and concerns and working quickly to make changes.

Pros

The best part of PeopleGrove is that it is comprehensive. It has enabled us to take multiple features and streamline them into one system. We now have our alumni directory, networking, job board and mentoring matching all in one place rather than managing multiple ad hoc systems.

Cons

I think with all new systems it can be hard to get alumni to sign up and in the habit of using it. It always takes far more time than any of us anticipate. We did find the registration process a bit extensive but worked with PeopleGrove to streamline.

Reasons for Choosing PeopleGrove

LinkedIN was making it harder and harder for us to see the info about our very own alumni so we knew we needed a solution that we could manage more ourselves.

April 2021

Jihye from Georgetown University

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2021

Excellent platform for forging impactful connections

Overall, PeopleGrove has it all - excellent product, excellent service, and excellent customer education.

Pros

PeopleGrove provides an excellent platform that makes end-user and administrator experience top-tier in every way possible. The product is easy to use, easy to configure, and meets the most critical needs in forging student-alumni and alumni-alumni connections for professional networking. Additionally, the customer service from the support team is superior to any other product I have used. The support team answers inquiries swiftly and provides the right solution the first time around.

Cons

The platform has a standard look that can be outfitted with institution logo/colors, but not customizable in its "look" in more depth ways.

June 2020

Katie from Rhode Island School of Design

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2020

Rhode Island School of Design PeopleGrove Review

My overall experience with PeopleGrove had been very positive. Their staff is incredibly helpful, patient, and kind. Customer service is so important, and I've never had an issue or question with the platform that wasn't answered extremely fast, and if they were unable to solve the issue immediately, I had full faith that they would eventually get to the bottom of it.

Pros

I love the Alumni Directory and how it allows alumni to reconnect with old classmates. I love being able to see all of our information in a quick glance on my dashboard and how Insights provides more detailed information. The bulk email function is so easy to use, and I love how I can create templates and drafts and then schedule them to go out weeks in advance.

Cons

We wish that we could have more control over the look of the platform since we are an art & design school. It would be nice to make it look more unique to RISD.

Reasons for Choosing PeopleGrove

We like the look of PG more (felt less like Facebook than other products) and we loved the 'suggested templates' available to students.