NationBuilder product issues and suggestions

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Event RSVPs - Automated Responses

considering

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - but a great suggestion for us to consider when there is a larger update to events. 

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Search for text within custom fields

duplicate

Thanks! This has been suggested before please follow "Adding "Contains" to Custom Field Filter" for future updates! 

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Incorrect HTTP auth error box for path permissions error

considering

We are looking into this. 

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Assignment of default Point Person from Precinct is not working

considering

Thanks Tony - we are looking at this internally as well - there is a workaround for now that you discussed with the team but we will update you here if there are any changes to the import process. 

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Save and Next button

considering

Thanks Peter! This is a great suggestion that we hadn't thought of we are considering adding it and will update here if there is progress. 

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Add RSVP Date to Event Export

considering

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - but could possibly be a part of a larger event update that is planned. 

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No error message when navigating to a page you do not have permissions to access

planned

Noted in this suggestion - there should be an error message when someone navigates to a page that they do not have access to - so that they know that the page is members only, for example. This is something that needs to be fixed - the issue has been submitted to our engineers. 

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Being able to see the RSVP dates to an event

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You actually can see the date by hovering over the text! I took this screenshot in an event page list of RSVPs. 

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Simultaneously Create Blog Post and Email Blast

not planned

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - you can always copy the HTML or the content from the email into a blog post. 

There is also a suggestion for 'giving the option to view an email online' which isn't exactly the same but similar so you might want to follow that one too as well for updates! 

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More Tagging controls

not planned

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - but it's a great suggestion. I know that our Community Strategists are currently trying to clean up our own tags and they are running into similar issues with bulk cleanup. We will let you know if there are any updates. 

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Volunteer page - 1) slug is in use, 2) add CSS button to existing page

completed

Hi Hoai-An - since this is a specific request and involves looking at the code of your nation we'll want to get some more details from you (I also took a look and it looks like your nation has several sites - and at least on the first site the /volunteer page seems to be working). I've passed your request to our Frontline support team at help@nationbuilder.com and they will get back to you! 

For future reference on colors you can check out 'How can I change the colors of my website?'

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Email notifications for regular sign-ups

considering

Hi Susan! Yes you are correct - this is where you let us know your suggestions and issues with NationBuilder - we are making an effort to make sure that issues that are important to our customers are addressed (or at least explained!)

It sounds like your biggest issue is that paths do not have notification emails - this is the case at the moment and we are currently working on a next iteration of paths and we will absolutely take this into account.

For your dashboard - while Goals are the default at the moment I suggest saving a link to your "sign up" path - that way you can see the path without searching for it. We have several paths that we go to very often and keep them bookmarked for quick access. 

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Offline Donations Autoresponder

duplicate

Thanks Shaleen! This has been suggested before and something we are considering - you can follow "Autoresponder for "keyed" donations" for updates. 

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Can't log into my nation--although I can log into my support account.

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Looks like Andrea from our support team got back to you! Important things to remember when logging into your nation:

- The NationBuilder.com support account is actually a different log-in from your NationBuilder site. As they are two separate databases. 

- When merging two people in your nation it will default to the lowest permission set (this is in place so that someone who is a 'staffer' for example can't merge themselves with an 'admin' and get to all the data) so it's possible to merge yourself with another profile with no permission set and lock yourself out - make sure to make both profiles in a merge have the permission set you want to end up with to avoid this in the future! 

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Character encoding issues in survey text responses

considering

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - but something that we are considering fixing in the future. 

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More robust receipting functionality

considering

Thanks Claire! This would be a part of a much bigger part of update to the finances tab - you might also be interested in following this suggestion about receipt customization as it is similar. 

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Ability to add/edit the date in 'log contact'

duplicate

This has already been suggested! Please follow 'Log past contact' for updates! 

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Filter by donation custom fields in people tab

not planned

As it exists now the donation search and the people search are different searches so it is not possible to combine data from donations into people - this isn't something that we have planned at the moment.  

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Batch update permissions

not planned

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment.

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Liquid Urlencode

completed

Good news! This is part of our most recent Liquid upgrade

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