I love stories, everyone has at least one great story to tell (you can watch mine at The Internet Is My Religion), but some of the most important stories go untold. The stories of the leaders and creators getting their hands dirty creating a new world. The people who matter.
That's what our new podcast, Leaders and Creators, is all about.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, this podcast will feature interviews with the world's best organizers. Forget about the talking points on Meet the Press, now you can listen to real stories of the people truly changing the world.
NationBuilder chief organizer Adriel Hampton, a former newspaper journalist and founder of the Gov 2.0 Radio podcast, is producing and hosting the show. As a journalist and podcaster, Adriel has interviewed hundreds of politicians, technologists and entrepreneurs, from former CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Arianna Huffington and tech guru Tim O’Reilly. He’s excited to explore and learn with NationBuilder’s community as we take you into the minds of organizing super stars, from their beginnings to inside stories behind their biggest successes and challenges.
Today’s inaugural show features Austin Guest of ALIGN NY and Olivia Leirer and Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change, three key organizers behind Occupy the Board Room, an ambitious online project that in its first week gathered more than 6,000 personal stories directed at top bank executives as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Adriel talks with these organizers about the gift economy at work in #OWS and their own personal journeys. There is a lot to learn from them no matter what your cause or worldview is.
And that's an important point, this show will feature organizers across the ideological spectrum. There is one key thing that organizers on the left, right, inside and outside all agree on - the awesome power of connecting people to create change. This power is what has propelled civilization forward for thousands of years from Moses to Martin Luther King, and the potential of the internet to accelerate this impact is what inspires us every day at NationBuilder.
We hope this first show inspires you in your own organizing efforts. Please sign up to get the show Sunday mornings (You can subscribe via email or iTunes)
You may have seen President Obama's job speech last night, well... we're job creators too!As our customer base grows, we’re finding ourselves making frequent referrals to consultants for design, implementation, strategy, training and other custom work. And we’ve rolled out a new feature that allows designers to share and update custom themes for clients from their free NationBuilder sandbox nations. Theme sharing is also great for parent organizations or political parties that want to offer a custom design for chapters, regional groups and candidates.
NB actually is structured so that each address is an independent object, except the difference is that we might have 10 address objects all with the exact same address. The address objects aren’t unique.
The way you’ve structured it makes a lot of sense, to make each address object unique. It will require us to change the way we save and update the addresses, but it will make identifying people who live in the same building, or who live in the same household, much easier. Not to mention it will cut down on the time it takes to geocode and district everyone. And when updating an address, we can make it easy for people to update everyone at that address if they want to. There are quite a few UI and importing changes to make to support this, but it does seem like the right approach.
You can do the work around you are talking about, just importing a list of ids… not as comma delimited , but if you make a straight text file with the nationbuilder IDs each on one line, you can just import that straight into a list. You don’t need anything but the NB IDs to do that.