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25 cool ways for your non-profit to grow on NationBuilder
· July 21
Beyond beautiful websites, NationBuilder has an insane amount of built-in tools for leveraging the passion of your volunteers and staff - at about the cost of simply hosting a website and the ease of a wordpress.com implem...
Five killer ways to do events with NationBuilder
· July 10
Among its many cool engagement-centric features, NationBuilder allows you to easily create events and organize them across platforms. For creative campaign managers, there are few boundaries to what you can do with online...
Quick-to-launch site aids apartment fire victims
· July 01
When an apartment fire in Madison displaced dozens of households this week, friends and neighbors turned to NationBuilder to quickly spin up a site to take relief donations via Democracy Engine, aggregate news about reli...
Adding Tumblr to your nation
· June 29
Update: Since Tumblr removed the embed code from its "Goodies" section, Adriel discussed this topic on a recent episode of NationBuilder Live. You can see the clip and learn how to add Tumblr to your website in a newer blo...
Globe-trotting with NationBuilder, Twitter and Klout
· June 14
I've been road-tripping a bit lately, from CityCamp Raleigh in North Carolina to DC and Maryland for the InsideNGO annual meeting and the Health Data Initiative (rough #healthapps video here). This week, I'm out to Minneap...
Fundraising with NationBuilder
· June 13
NationBuilder makes it wicked easy to fundraise for your non-profit, political campaign, and more. This morning I was brainstorming with a non-profit client on different ways to use the platform to drive donations: C...
NationBuilder on the road
· May 31
NationBuilder lives in the cloud, and so do we. But whenever we have the chance, we like to get outside of the video chat, phones and email to meet IRL with other on- and offline organizers, activists, developers and commu...
New official theme: Resolve
· May 19
Resolve theme. Click to zoom. If you take a look in the theme area of your control panel, you'll notice there's a new official theme available called Resolve. I just finished this up and am really happy with the resu...
The voter file was meant to be free
· May 16
When I announced a bid for an open SF East Bay Congressional in early 2009, I had it in mind to take on a U.S. political system that no longer works for the common person - a system where parties are about power and dealma...
· May 11
We are thrilled to announce that we just closed $500,000 in funding from a handful of angel investors including Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and the chief online organizer for Obama's 2008 campaign. Ramin Bastani o...
New screencast on customizing sidebars
· May 09
The excellent nation builders over at Richir Outreach put together this screencast on how to customize sidebars. Well done! And thanks for sharing it with everyone. They've been doing some great stuff over at Action NC...
Revolution in Scotland
· May 07
The Scottish National Party was down 15 points in the polls to Labour in February when Kirk Torrance approached me about using the still-in-alpha NationBuilder to power a new snp.org website and their plans for a social me...
Adriel Hampton: I am NationBuilder
· May 06
It was one of the more artful job descriptions I've read: A description of a person – a personality, not a set of qualifications, endorsements and achievements held together by a resume or some faceless candidate. "Chief ...
· April 22
As you probably noticed, NationBuilder along with many sites on the internet, including Reddit, Quora, Foursquare, and others, were down all day long yesterday. Many sites are still down 26 hours later (we were down for a...
Simple image sliders
· April 19
We noticed several people trying to install jQuery image sliders to feature specific content. This can be a hassle to setup, so we decided to make it super simple and built this feature into NationBuilder. Here's how it w...