NationBuilder product issues and suggestions

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Advanced Search - Households for canvassing

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After creating a list, select the list and use the "Households" tab and add people from the same home to your walk and call sheets. 

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BCC or forward email into NationBuilder and attach to record

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Hey Eli, you can accomplish this by bcc'ing yourself - provided it's attached to a broadcaster. The email will then be logged in the supporter's profile. 

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Dedupe time of day

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Deduping happens in the middle of the night PST - but it isn't something that we can have per nation at the moment. 

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Import Notes Field

multilingual nations

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http://nationbuilder.com/how_i_create_multilingual_websites

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Improve Facebook tracking

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Frederick, any time someone likes one of your Facebook posts, they earn virtual currency - which is the measure of their engagement rate. All you have to do is sort your people lists by this currency (pc) to rank them by engagement level. You can also use the advanced search "Influence" section to search for specific ranges of currency. 

To change the defaults for how much currency someone earns for their Facebook or Twitter activity, go to Settings > Political capital and you'll be able to edit the values for dozens of engagement activities. This is a very effective way to find out who your all-star supporters are - you can even set a leaderboard to recognize these folks publicly if you like.

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Recurring memberships

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Auto-responses are part of our Membership feature - http://nationbuilder.com/create_membership_types#autoresponses 

Click on Expiration warning to modify the email that will be sent to members on the date you defined in "Warn members before expiration" in the Settings area. By default it is set to seven days.

The expiration date of a membership is defined in the page-specific settings of the connected action page (e.g. Petition settings for a petition page).

When a membership expires, the member will receive an expired autoresponse.

If you uncheck the box next to "Automatically send this email," a member will not be notified when her membership status changes.

There isn't anything to automatically generate hardcopy letters - you could filter for "membership expires" "in the next" and put in criteria for creating a list to export for a mail merge. 

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Endorsement Highlights

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This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - however we are paying close attention to the most popular suggestions so please share and encourage others to follow and comment! 

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'Householding' List Data

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This is now possible with householding

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NationBuilder should allow connecting of spouses

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This is possible! http://nationbuilder.com/relationships_between_people_and_organizations

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Precinct Liquid Tag

Lists | Address View for Lawn Sign Crew

Multiple Point Person(s)

not planned

Update: you can now do this with a new path workflow

Joe, if you set a followup type for someone, multiple people can track that in the dashboard followup view.

You can also see anyone assigned to someone who you're the point person for under "your network" - and you can use the "network" button on anyone person's profile to follow their activity.

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Ability to create new types of template pages

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Éric, you can customize the master template for existing pages such as basic and reuse that. However, a cool feature would be if you have multiple default "basic" templates that could be customized and then easily reused as new pages - thanks for getting us thinking about this.

You may also be interested in our new Liquid tips and tricks documentation.

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Subdirectories

not planned

A good start here is the NationBuilder Theme Sync

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Upload images directly in WYSIWYG Editor

not planned

This isn’t something that we have planned at the moment - there is a larger update to the WYSIWYG editor planned for the future. 

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