Phone banking from home
NationBuilder allows you to create and assign lists to staff and trusted volunteers for home-based voter ID, donation and GOTV efforts. Pull up your list and quickly log contacts and results from any browser, anywhere. NationBuilder also goes beyond barcode scanners with an online data entry mode for quickly entering results of face-to-face and phone contacts from paper lists. Start a free 14-day trial now.
Lists, tags and filters
Easily segment out your ID effort using custom lists and tags, and save your advanced searches and selects with filters. Tags can be assigned when people sign up on specific pages, or can be added in bulk during imports of batch actions. You can support a slate of candidates from a single nation or from micro-sites attached to a master database. Maximize the impact of in-kind donations through solid voter ID efforts. We also make it simple to import your own data into your nation, or to export custom lists.
Free voter data
NationBuilder provides free access to high-quality voter data for your independent campaigns, from local to state level. Make selects for high-propensity voters and by party. Up to 2 million voter records are included in your base $249 a month subscription with no setup fees. Use the voter file for email outreach, phone banking and door-to-door canvassing and identify likely voters by filtering voting history. Search by demographic detail and registration type, and add-ons are available with donor modelling and social intelligence. Use our easy tuft cutter to map target voters and print walk lists. You can use any voter data with NationBuilder.
NationBuilder takes your email lists and puts them to work for your candidates and causes. Import your email contacts and supporters and easily create professional, affordable mass emails. NationBuilder automatically creates a text version of your HTML emails to ensure high delivery rates, and gives you actionable intelligence on who’s opening your messages and which links they are clicking on. You can easily log results of your email campaigns, and target messaging to your strongest supporters.
Volunteer recruitment and management
Recruit volunteers and track their activities. Your NationBuilder dashboard includes contact histories and rich profiles and activity histories for your volunteers and supporters.
Point people and autoresponses
Make sure new signups aren’t lost in the crowd by automatically assigning them to a point person. When they log in to your site, they’ll see their point person’s profile and contact information right away. You can easily make batch assignments to a point person or assign them a precinct. Customizable email autoresponses also ensure that donors, volunteers and other participants in your nation get a quick and personal response to any activity.
Text marketing and GOTV
NationBuilder has a built-in text blasting service that allows you to easily harness the power of mobile. Allow your supporters to text to join your effort, sign a petition or RSVP for an event. Mass text volunteers for rapid response. Use texting for GOTV. Collect mobile numbers for all of your supporters and volunteers in your nation. HOVER ON IMAGE BELOW
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. Measure donor response rates to your email campaigns with custom tracking codes and keep track of pledges and daily, monthly and quarterly fundraising with convenient dashboard analytics.
Import and export of donation information helps you keep track of your donations while easily preparing data for fundraising compliance reports. You can also import your NationBuilder fundraising details into other compliance tools like NGP.
Clean, flexible websites and blogs
NationBuilder has several flexible official themes that will help you set up a basic site with blogs, action pages, featured endorsements and volunteer signup forms quickly and easily. If you want something more, the templates can easily be customized by your in-house designer and our consulting network can provide everything from basic implementations and customization to high-end unique designs on our world-class content management system. NationBuilder’s consulting network supports customers across the ideological spectrum and at a wide range of funding levels. Our full web design suite is included in your account as a standard feature.
Leaderboards, gamification and your own political currency
Customize public leaderboards for top commenters, social media supporters and other fans and friends of your efforts. Your supporters can earn and spend “political capital” for spreading the word about your site on Twitter and Facebook and recruiting new signups.
Event RSVPs and promotion
NationBuilder supports free events and fundraisers, with tight integration with Facebook, including adding all RSVPs to your database of contacts and supporters. Customize your event pages with photos and share a public map of all upcoming events and sell tickets to your guests. NationBuilder automatically prompts social media sharing when your supporters register for an event.
Social media management
Social media sharing is a big part of NationBuilder, with recruiting pages, leaderboards for your biggest social media supporters, and share buttons on most of your pages. Track public social media activity related to your efforts and manage unlimited Twitter accounts and Facebook pages from your dashboard. Prospects and supporters from Twitter and Facebook are automatically imported into your database for follow-up, and you can interact with social media supporters and review historical contacts right from the NationBuilder dashboard.
Forget letting Facebook and Google grab random snippets of text from your pages to represent your campaign. Customize key search engine and social media sharing text either at the page level or from your dashboard. Tailor your tweets as well as what people find in search results.