Text and email blasting
Coordinate events by email and text messaging, including rapid response. NationBuilder takes your email and cellphone lists and puts them to work. Import your contacts and supporters and easily create professional, affordable mass emails or highly targeted texting campaigns. You can easily log results of your email and text campaigns, and target messaging to your strongest supporters. Custom text and email autoresponders for actions across the site help keep new supporters and burgeoning activists in the loop. Allow your supporters to text to join your organization, sign a petition or RSVP for an event. Get started with a free trial.
Quick-launch custom action pages
With NationBuilder, you don’t need to know a line of code to quickly customize action pages like endorsement list and petitions with supporter photos and comments, and user-generated calendars with RSVPs and event maps. Embed Flickr and Picasa photos and YouTube videos just by putting the URL in a page content editor. Fully integrated social media sharing helps actions go viral across Twitter and Facebook. Whether your campaign involves dozens of people or hundreds of thousands, take advantage of the flexibility of the cloud and transparent pricing to support your cause.
Calendars and event maps
Full-featured event management helps you plan and manage gatherings of any size, sell tickets and feature user-submitted events. Customize your event pages with Google Maps, photos and videos and get RSVPs from Facebook and Meetup. Editable email autoresponders will make sure guests get additional instructions and information right in their inbox. You can also feature a public map of upcoming events and let people search for those in their geographic area.
Flexible website templates
NationBuilder includes a full-featured content management system designed for action and community building. You get signup forms, social media sharing, email autoresponses and dozens of additional features for growing your organization. You can use official themes, customize the look and feel with basic coding skills, and even submit your own designs back to the community.
Micro-sites linked to your database and email list
Easily create a distinct campaign and site design linked to your nation’s database and email lists. With NationBuilder you can add as many new sites to your account as you like, and be up in running with a new campaign in just hours. You can automatically assign tags to new email signups, and quickly filter your lists for various actions while building up your entire organization.
Online donations with or without a merchant account
Accept credit cards and set up custom donation pages and tracking right away. There’s no need for a merchant account, 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.
Create custom lists and tracking codes for email, phone and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. You can assign goals for your fundraising team, and quickly record pledges. Use sophisticated online phone banking tools to record calls right from your browser. You can import donation histories or export them for use in other money management programs, and the finances dashboard gives you a quick look at recent fundraising goals and successes.
Phone banking from home or headquarters
Create custom phone lists and log your contacts right from your web browser. Print your phone lists as well and use data entry mode for quickly entering results of face-to-face and phone contacts.
You can customize any of your pages to be available only to members, and NationBuilder allows you unlimited pages - so you can put up a public blog and then offer exclusive content for folks who sign up for your nation. You can automatically give your supporters membership rights when they make a donation, or do it manually for paid or unpaid members.
Low prices for independent and non-profit groups
Base subscription rates for large corporations start at more than 25 times what you’ll pay for your nation. Take advantage of $19 base pricing to grow your membership, and use Democracy Engine or PayPal to take online donations with no merchant account setup or up-front fees. There are no hidden fees, and no up front costs for nations of less than 1 million supporters, just pay as you grow.
Social media management
Exclusive activity stream design gives you up-to-the-minute access to activities across the web related to your group, from Twitter mentions and retweets to likes on your Facebook page posts, Meetup RSVPs and all comments and other activities on your own site. Broadcast to Facebook and Twitter right from your control panel and interact with fans and prospects.
Online suggestion box
Allow members to make suggestions and respond to others using flexible suggestion boxes. You can customize tags like “important, feasible, impractical” and monitor feedback and conversation between members of your nation.
Feedback and friend finder
You can take custom feedback and easily let members find Facebook and Twitter friends who’ve already joined.
Leaderboards, gamification and your own virtual currency
Customize public leaderboards for top commenters, social media supporters and other fans and friends. Your members can earn and spend “participation capital” for spreading the word about your site on Twitter and Facebook and recruiting new signups. Recruiting pages make it easy for members to spread the word about your nation and track their own progress in bringing in new signups and volunteers.
Volunteer database management
NationBuilder includes a robust social customer relationship management system, designed for organizing large groups. Offer volunteer opportunities and keep track of supporters’ activities, including logging email responses, face-to-face meetings and phone calls.
Unlimited blogging, including guest posts
NationBuilder supports unlimited blogs pages and subnavigations, unlimited authors and granular settings for permissions and comments - including the ability to let any logged-in user submit a post. Plus Embedly integration for rich media publishing from more than 200 sites.
Pages to help manage your group
We’ve got a press release template for you, as well as customizable multiple-choice and yes/no surveys. You can also easily embed content from other sites or use a redirect page to send traffic from your site navigation tabs or sidebar buttons to organizations you want to support. Set up a three-strikes policy with clear rules for visitors to keep your nation civil.
NationBuilder works very well with Google Analytics, and you can set up your nation to track inbound visits generated by partner organizations. Set up activity chains to take new signups through key pages and actions in your nation.
Forget letting Facebook and Google grab random snippets of text from your pages to represent your campaigns. 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. Start a free 14-day trial now.