NationBuilder's community organizing system has been compared to an F1 racing machine. It's high performance software that's driven by many of the world's top campaigns. And we want you piloting your candidates, initiatives and advocacy groups on NationBuilder.
Who's running their campaigns on NationBuilder? Consultants and campaign managers from Kenya, Scotland, England, Australia, Spain, Canada, and throughout the U.S. and more. It's the technology behind everything from school board elections to nationwide campaigns. Our five-minute signup, free trial, and month-to-month billing make it easy to mange your websites, events, volunteers, voter data, email campaigns, social media, and even text-based outreach.
Transparent pricing means you can budget for your campaign and your growth, and you won't throw away money on big contracts during your primaries. It's simple – you grow, we grow. Our NationBuilder Architects – independent specialists in NationBuilder implementation and design – can supplement your in-house team for and special needs. There are no setup costs for databases up to two million voters, and your data is securely hosted and accessible to you and your team through the internet.
We are purely a software company and regularly recommend folks from our network to our customers. NationBuilder does not provide consulting services - we handle the technical support by phone and email for you and your clients, and you take care of the strategy and other custom work. That kind of partnership is why more and more consultancies are running their campaigns on NationBuilder.
Accessible voter file
NationBuilder maintains a nationwide voter file and access is free for our political subscribers. You can also easily supplement our records, or request cost-effective custom builds. We include tools for online phone banks, and printable walks lists and a tablet-friendly canvassing interface.
Email for campaigns
NationBuilder takes your email lists and puts them to work for your campaign. Import your email contacts and supporters and easily create professional, affordable mass emails. NationBuilder automatically creates a text version of your HTML emails to ensure high delivery rates, and gives you actionable intelligence on who's opening your messages and which links they are clicking on. You can easily log results of your email campaigns, and target messaging to your strongest supporters.
Log contact with supporters
Your NationBuilder dashboard includes contact histories and rich profiles and activity histories for your volunteers and supporters. You can track your organizers' performance, and manage candidate call time – including taking pledges and online donations from call mode.
Point people and autoresponses
Make sure new signups aren't lost in the crowd by automatically assigning them to a point person in your campaign. When they log in to your site, they'll see their point person's profile and contact information right away. Customizable email autoresponses also ensure that donors, volunteers and other participants in your campaign nation get a quick and personal response to any activity.
Text marketing and GOTV
NationBuilder has a built-in texting service that allows you to easily harness the power of mobile. Allow your supporters to text to join your campaign, sign a petition or RSVP for an event. Mass text volunteers for rapid response. Use texting for GOTV. Our forms prompt supporters to leave their mobile numbers so at GOTV time you're ready to go. HOVER ON IMAGE BELOW
Detailed donation listing
Accept credit cards and set up custom donation pages and tracking right away. There's no need for a merchant account unless you want one, and you can set up a site and be taking donations in the same day. NationBuilder integrates with Democracy Engine, PayPal, Authorize.net, ActBlue and more. Measure donor response rates to your email campaigns with custom tracking codes and keep track of pledges and daily, monthly and quarterly fundraising with our convenient dashboard analytics.
Our easy import and export of donation information helps you keep track of your donations while easily preparing data for fundraising compliance reports. You can also import your NationBuilder fundraising details into other compliance tools like NGP and CMDI.
Clean, flexible websites and blogs
NationBuilder has several flexible official themes that will help you set up a basic site with blogs, action pages, featured endorsements and volunteer signup forms quickly and easily. If you want something more, our templates can easily be customized by your in-house designer and our consulting network can provide everything from basic implementations and customization to high-end unique designs on our world-class content management system. Our full web design suite is included in your account as a standard feature.
NationBuilder helps you reward top supporters with leaderboards for top commenters, social media activistsand other fans and friends of your campaign. Your supporters can earn and spend “political capital” for spreading the word about your site on Twitter and Facebook and recruiting new signups.
Event RSVPs and promotion
NationBuilder supports free events and ticketed fundraisers, with tight integration with Facebook, including adding all RSVPs to your database of contacts and supporters. Customize your event pages with photos and share a public map of all upcoming events. NationBuilder automatically prompts social media sharing when your supporters register for an event.
Social media management
Social media sharing is a big part of NationBuilder and is baked into every page and activity your supporters take. We also track public social media activity related to your campaign and let you manage unlimited Twitter and Facebook pages from your dashboard.
We bring data back to life, highlighting the people who make up your campaign. Prospects and supporters from Twitter and Facebook are automatically imported into your database for follow-up, and you can interact with social media supporters and review historical contacts right from the NationBuilder control panel.
Forget letting Facebook and Google grab random snippets of text from your pages to represent your campaign. NationBuilder lets you customize key search engine and social media sharing text either at the page level or from your dashboard. Tailor your tweets as well as search results.
Parties, IEs and PACs
NationBuilder makes it easy to support your favored candidate or candidates and to identify key supporters for independent efforts. Use custom tags to identify group members, and support a slate of candidates from a single nation or from micro-sites attached to a master database. You can also manage a master data set and launch multiple campaigns with your own standardized login.
NationBuilder offers free demo accounts for consultants.