In order to best support cutting-edge, secure technology, we have decided to end support for Internet Explorer versions 9 and below in the NationBuilder control panel. Some features of the control panel may no longer work in these browsers, and new bugs or performance issues that appear only in these browsers will not be investigated.Read more
A successful day of giving is about more than meeting your donation goal – it’s about cultivating a community of leaders who are engaged on the big day and beyond.
Elevate supporters in your community to become leaders through personalized outreach, a clear ask, and intentional follow up.
You can now deepen your understanding of the Liquid template language, and how NationBuilder uses it, on the newly refreshed Liquid basics HOWTO. We've added in a bunch of new examples to help people figure out how to apply Liquid for their website needs.
It’s the Wednesday morning after election day. You’re tempted to turn the lights off on your campaign and pack up – but politics doesn’t have an off switch.
Win or lose, the infrastructure of supporters, donors, and volunteers you built shouldn’t be ignored until the next election cycle.
Organizing a “Forever campaign” has only been in the reach of federal office holders – until now. Using NationBuilder you can sustain your campaign from one election to the next in three simple steps.Read more
You can now use paths in conjunction with permission sets to give control panel users granular access to your database. This is useful for the wide range of situations in which you’ll need to assign tasks and distribute responsibility across your team.Read more
CampaignNOW is a new NationBuilder app that allows your supporters to quickly and easily communicate a position to decision makers. Take advantage of CampaignNOW's messaging power and your nation’s ability to track and maintain relationships with your supporters.Read more
Up until now, NationBuilder’s text blasting functionality only been available in the US and Canada. Because we have customers around the world we have been searching for an option that can better serve our customers and we think we’ve found it – Frontline SMS. With FrontlineSMS you can use that same text functionality across the globe.Read more
The end of the year isn’t just nearing, it is literally around the corner. This means one thing for nonprofits: fundraising.
Oct 16 2015
As many of our European customers are aware, the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework was declared invalid last week by the Court of Justice of the European Union. In a formal statement released earlier today, the Article 29 Working Party called for a 3-month period of analysis to determine the impact of the CJEU’s judgment. The Working Party called on US and EU regulators to use the “grace period” to work out a new Safe Harbor deal acceptable to all parties.
This means our EU customers can continue to use NationBuilder. And we are as committed as ever to continued service for our EU customers. We will continue to work with our data sub-processors to put the EU Model Clause agreements in place, and begin to sign Model Clause agreements with our customers as soon as possible. We are also continuing to evaluate long term solutions, such as placing servers and employees in the EU, in case of continued regulatory strife between the United States and European Union.
Oct 7 2015
At NationBuilder, we are fiercely committed to customer success, and customer privacy is an integral part of our commitment. On October 6th, 2015, the European Court of Justice struck down the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework, which supported data transfer from the EU to the United States. Due to the ruling, NationBuilder will soon be offering European customers a data processing agreement that includes the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses. This agreement ensures that our customers can continue to use NationBuilder services and maintain compliance with the law.Read more
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” - Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
What does it mean for a city to be created by everybody? Here in downtown Los Angeles, where I and many of my colleagues live and work, it's a question that is omnipresent. After all, "everybody" is a dizzying array of constituencies -- real estate developers, residents from Skid Row to marbled lofts, creative industries, startups, philanthropists, commuters, and small business owners among them.
These days I look to Pershing Square as a microcosm of our city's potential. A public park occupying an entire block in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Pershing Square has seen better days. "Concrete," "ugly," and "dirty" were the words poll respondents recently chose to describe Pershing Square. It is not a place where people love to congregate. Pershing Square might be dead, or at least struggling for air, but there is a concerted effort to give it new life. It's built on the premise of civic participation. If a diversity of voices chimes in to create a vision for the square, and there is a process for incorporating public feedback, the end result will yield greater utility and pleasure for all. I'm excited to see how it goes.
Civic participation depends on leaders trusting people. Civic innovation depends on leaders facilitating better solutions. Here are some cities that are using NationBuilder software to promote both:Read more
When we announced our new pricing we got a lot of feedback from you all. One of the main things we heard was that one site was not enough for folks on the Leader plan. Architects were concerned about the difficulty (actually the impossibility) of building out new sites when a nation was only allowed one. We also heard from customers with multi-lingual communities that another site was required for them to be successful.Read more
Paths solve a common challenge. As a leader, you are trying to guide a group of people from A to achieve B, but this can be extraordinarily messy.Read more
Every campaign, organization, and company has a story: Why are you running for office? How does your nonprofit make a difference? What does your business stand for? A powerful story can attract new supporters and turn existing supporters into champions.Read more
While our engineering and product teams were busy building the features that launched on Tuesday, the education team built out material to explain how to use it all. Here's an overview of the 11 new HOWTOs and 3 new videos.
- Keep track of relationships
- Use paths
- Create goals
- Upgrade from followups and contact types
- Default paths
- Manage control panel users
- Expanded custom field documentation
How to keep track of relationships - this overview of the People section will give you a sense of how paths tie together all of the other features of your people database.
How to use paths - this HOWTO covers every aspect of paths, from editing default paths to create them from scratch, adding someone to a path manually or automatically or via batch update, paths in a profile (including resurrecting accidentally deleted paths), the incredible new path view, logging interaction on a path, and filtering paths.
If you prefer learning via video, Kevin Coleman boiled the information down into a fifteen minute video. (Hey, biggest upgrade ever - can't expect the explanation to conform to the less than 5 minute internet standard.)Read more
Have you ever wanted to access your nation to add, find, or update a contact while being away from your computer? Good news!Read more