Official response from Adriel Hampton
Political capital ("PC") is NationBuilder's currency system. In nonprofit, business and government editions, it's called "social capital" by default, and all nations can customize the name of their currency.
Political capital is earned through scores of activities, such as RSVPing for events, mentioning a nation's broadcaster(s) on Twitter, recruiting new signups to a nation, and having many Twitter followers who are also members of a nation. You can customize the defaults for political capital in your control panel under Settings > Defaults > Political capital.
Political capital is a useful metric for quickly identifying influential and active members of your nation. Under the "People" section of your control panel, you can sort any of your lists, tagged groups, or saved filters by their amount of political capital (Watch Kathy and Adriel discuss currency search options on this clip from NationBuilder Live). You can also use political capital and public leaderboards to promote your nation's supporters.
More on political capital:
in this clip from NationBuilder Live, C.J. explains how to use leaderboards:
Every year since 1988, Campaigns & Elections has recognized the best and the brightest in politics by crowning a new class of Rising Stars. The inaugural class included David Axelrod, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, and Ben Ginsberg among its ranks.
We're excited that our very own Adriel Hampton has been included in this year's group of 25 remarkable leaders who are making an impact in the political community. The list includes people from across the political spectrum including democrats and republicans, as well as nonpartisan and international folks. You can read Adriel's story of how his challenging run for congress led him to his current role as NationBuilder's VP of Community.
The list also includes individuals that we've had the pleasure of working with at NationBuilder including Tom Rossmeissl of Trippi & Associates, Henri Makembe of Beekeeper Group, and Victor C.E. Richardson of BuzzMaker.
Congrats to all of this year's Rising Stars!
We’ll also look at how to update this documentation with screenshots and more information.