NationBuilder is a unique nonpartisan community organizing system that brings together a comprehensive suite of tools that today's leaders and creators need to gather their tribes.
Deeply social. We don't bolt on some share buttons and call it social media - we interweave Twitter mentions of both your broadcaster IDs and your website into the administrative dashboard and activity stream. Likewise, Facebook page activities and Facebook and Meetup events are tightly tied into your nation, helping you to create a database that reflects the true scope of your nation's support across the social web. You can interact with your Facebook and Twitter supporters and prospects right from your NationBuilder control panel and collect event RSVPs and market ticketed events. NationBuilder profiles aren't some sterile and contextless lists of names and email address, but rather rich social profiles with pictures and bios linked to people's social media profiles. We also help new members of your nations find and follow their friends from Facebook and Twitter right in your nation.
Real-time activity stream. Instead of running reports once a week, NationBuilder shows recent updates from your site, Twitter, Facebook pages, events, donations, any activity happening that you should care about. This activity stream is highly filterable, and provides field organizers, finance directors, social media managers and other parts of your organization a "now time" view of activity in you nation. This real-time newsfeed is similar to a Facebook activity stream, tailored to help you track and guide the health of your nation. It’s very addictive.
Runs your whole site. NationBuilder is a unique community organizing system (COS) that empowers you to run your entire site, supporter and prospect database and donor recruitment and finance tracking from one site. You don't need an extra content management system (CMS) with NationBuilder - it is one, with rich customizable themes that make it like a WordPress for organizing. NationBuilder allows you to quickly build a slick public-facing website complete with blog pages, calendars with Google maps, petition pages, customizable surveys and much, much more. Its got a whole social customer relationship management (CRM) built right in for keeping track of everything from mail and face-to-face contacts to your social media. And yes, we use NationBuilder the platform to run NationBuilder the software company.
No tech team required. NationBuilder is highly customizable without a line of code. If you have a designer, you can create anything you like with HTML/CSS and SCSS customization of our themes. We can refer you to great designers and consultants if you don’t have one, and have free screencasts for web play or download on how you can do it yourself. NationBuilder is not for coders who love to play around with plug-ins and integrating various tools - you'll probably be happier with WordPress, Drupal, Django, or Ruby on Rails.
Campaign aware. We provide access to the voter file for political causes and campaigns, with tight database integration and easy to use call and walk lists, including a turf cutter to narrow down target voters on an interactive map. You can email and text your supporters using NationBuilder, whether yours is a nation for 100 or 1 million.
John Thomson commented 2012-01-15 09:58:19 -0800Neat concept. Love to see effective, real-world applications of these social technologies!
Kimberly Reynolds commented 2012-01-15 09:37:38 -0800Awesome. I didn’t get the concept at first but now I do & it rocks! Thanks!
Michelle Gilstrap commented 2012-01-15 09:12:12 -0800I hope some of my friends who are running for Congress will check this out. It may help them in their campaigns.