Many of the groups we talk to about organizing share a common concern: they want to grow their parent organization while empowering chapters and local groups to branch out on their own. With our new subnations feature and the Enterprise edition of NationBuilder, you can do exactly that.
NationBuilder’s subnations are suitable for national and international nonprofits with active chapters, political committees and parties, religious groups, service organizations, labor internationals and more.
The subnations add-on allows nations to:
- share custom designed themes exclusively with their subnations;
- auto-import contact info for staffers and supporters of their subnations;
- post a bulletin to the control panel of all subnations;
- search for staffers and supporters by which subnations they are active in;
- pay for subnations entirely, pay for a portion of each subnation, or let the subnations pay for themselves – NationBuilder can handle all the billing.
By default, new subnations signed up through your nation will be on standard NationBuilder pricing (starting at $19 a month) with full access to our entire feature set. Subnations will not have the ability to log into your nation (unless you want them to), nor will your nation be able to login to your subnations (unless they want you to). With subnations, you get a new page type, “nation signup” which looks just like it does on NationBuilder.com, except it’s entirely in your own theme. Send that link out to your local groups and let them sign up.
To learn more, contact your organizer, or just drop us an email.
You can view the FAQs related to subnations here:
Brett Thomas commented 2012-12-02 16:56:58 -0800Question, are their sub nation levels or tiers? Can there be a sub nation as a region, then smaller local groups sub nations under that regional? Or is there just two levels, the parent nation and then as many subnations as I want?
Adriel Hampton commented 2012-07-23 08:28:53 -0700Steve, do you have a scenario in mind? A subnation has all the features of a regular nation, except that supporter data is shared with the primary nation. The subnation’s admins would not have access to any data but that in their own nation, while the primary nation’s admins get access to all their nation’s supporters, plus basic signup info for members of the subnations. You would not want to give access to the primary nation to anyone who should only have access to signups from a particular subnation.
Steve Fletcher commented 2012-07-23 07:43:45 -0700Are all supporters shared, or can you limit user access to just the ones who identify with a “subnation”?
Adriel Hampton commented 2012-07-18 09:18:29 -0700Supporters are shared up. Voter data is not as that would be massive amounts of prospect information that local organizers should be responsible for. But, if a voter is identified as a supporter, that information would go to the nation that has subnations enabled. Data is not automatically shared down.
Michael Sims commented 2012-07-18 09:11:48 -0700Are supporters or voter file data shared up or down between nations and subnations? If not why not? :)