Ning allows you to create an affordable custom social network and can be a great platform for your fans and supporters to hang out and chat. NationBuilder does many of the things that Ning does, plus gives you a highly customizable public website, a social CRM and email and texting features. A key differentiator is that while Ning is a community platform, NationBuilder is designed to help a leader or leaders move volunteers and loosely aligned supporters towards a common goal. Ning is more about hanging out, and NationBuilder is more about action.
Adriel Hampton commented 2012-10-30 07:45:01 -0700Anna, NationBuilder does not have Ning or Facebook-like groups. However, we now support “subnations” which are autonomous groups where basic supporter information is shared with a primary nation. You can read more about subnations here – http://nationbuilder.com/nationbuilder_subnations_empower_your_local_groups_with_their_own_nations
Anna Keenan commented 2012-10-30 05:02:24 -0700Any update on group functionality?
Adriel Hampton commented 2012-03-16 08:16:04 -0700We have not built out a full group functionality, however, there is an ability to make sections of your sites available to members only.
Will Kemp commented 2012-03-14 05:24:12 -0700Hi,
Does Nation builder have a similar group management system to Ning. Coucl a supporter join and leave public and private groups held within Nation builder?