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NationBuilder match

When a supporter is added to your nation and provides an email address, NationBuilder Match will add social media information to that person’s profile. NationBuilder Match will run any time a new supporter is added to a nation. The supporter must have an email on their profile for Match to work. Match takes the email address from the profile and finds any public LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles associated with that email address. If your supporter’s social profiles are set to private, Match will not pull them into your nation.

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Profile pictures

When a profile is matched to social accounts, profile pictures are pulled into your nation. If a profile picture exists it will be used for your supporter’s profile in your nation. If a supporter has multiple accounts with profile pictures, your nation will pull them in this order:

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. LinkedIn

After Match

After Match pulls in a person’s public social media accounts, links to those accounts will be available in a person's profile. 

Profile after match

If your supporter matched with Twitter, you have the ability to tweet at them directly from your control panel.

1. Click the Tweet hyperlink.

Tweet hyperlink

2. A pop up will appear. Enter your tweet’s content. 

Twitter pop up

3. Click Tweet.

Override Match

You can manually enter social media accounts for a profile. If a profile was matched to an incorrect social account, you can either remove or override that information by editing the profile.

1. Go to the person’s profile > Edit > Social media accounts.

2. Enter the correct account information in the available text boxes. Remove any incorrect account information if needed. 

3. Click Save social media accounts Save social media accounts

The new social accounts will be saved. Please note that each profile can not have more than one Twitter and Facebook account. 

Disable match

Match can be disabled by going to Settings > Defaults > Basics > deselect the checkbox labeled “Enable match.” Click Save settings.

All information collected from Match will remain, but no new information will be matched from this date forward. 

Match and advanced privacy

If you are using our advanced privacy tools, you can set up Match so that it is only run when consent is given. To do so, make sure Match is turned on at the nation level in Settings, and set up a consent subject with the processing type "Match"

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