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Kalyan Kuchampudi

Co-founder & CEOAlmabase

Atlanta, GA

Member Since March 2024


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Kalyan Varma is the Co-founder & CEO of Almabase, which is a leading fundraising software provider for universities and schools around the world. He has over 15 years of total experience, has delivered a TEDx talk and multiple presentations at conferences in USA, UK and Canada. He is passionate about making education affordable around the globe and using a pay-it-forward philanthropy model to achieve that.

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How can employees advocate for themselves at work?

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Business leaders teach professionals 18 smart, practical ways to speak up and get ahead. Whether they're just starting out in their industry of choice or have been at it for several years, it's natural for career-minded, ambitious individuals to keep an eye on opportunities that could give them an edge in their professional lives.  But, in order to keep their skin in the game and gain the respect of their leaders and coworkers, it's essential for employees to first build trust in their capabilities if they want like-minded colleagues to buy into the contributions they are trying to make. To help you speak up about your concerns or ideas, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best practices with other workers who wish to present their ideas and become a better advocate for themselves at their current place of business.

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Company bio

Almabase is a leading provider of alumni engagement and fundraising software to universities and schools in the US. Almabase's mission is to make education affordable to everyone by growing every institution's donor base. Our belief is that there is a future where students have to pay far less tuition owing to generosity of alumni and donors, and they will pay-it-forward after they graduate. Almabase offers three products to customers - a digital engagement product that makes it easy for institutions to engage all their alumni using digital programs, an events product that allows institutions to manage their alumni reunions, homecoming & other events end-to-end, and finally a crowdfunding & giving day product that allows institutions to maximize their fundraising outcomes through gamified online giving pages. Universities and schools then combine data from all these three products to understand who to target and how to grow their donor base. Almabase is the only software in the world that is able to combine all the critical elements required to create a sustainable fundraising program for any school or university.



Area of focus

Non Profit

Company size

51 - 200