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Score 4.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    NationBuilder

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Squarespace

    86%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    57 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    NationBuilder

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Squarespace

    77%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    42 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    30 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    NationBuilder

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Squarespace

    85%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    66 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    84 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    85 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    83 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    81 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    67 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    NationBuilder

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Squarespace

    80%
    Squarespace ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    65 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    70 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    43 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    57 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    57 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Squarespace is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.6

    NationBuilder

    46%
    5 Ratings
    8.4

    Squarespace

    84%
    85 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    NationBuilder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    NationBuilder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    NationBuilder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NationBuilder

    If you are managing a nonprofit agency, advocacy group, or political campaign, NationBuilder is likely the best tool available for the job. It has everything you need in one package, excellent support from NationBuilder reps, and plenty of reputable case studies that show its effectiveness. There is also a robust network of capable partners that build custom solutions and provide consulting.
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    Squarespace

    I have a gorgeous website that I made myself, thanks to Squarespace. I'm able to integrate marketing emails, SEO, analytics, online carts, pretty much instantly. If you want to get started fast, it's really great. I think if you want to customize square space and you're having trouble, it would be most helpful to hire a square space designer. That's what I would have done in retrospect.
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    Pros

    NationBuilder

    • Great platform for managing website, social media, and donations in a single dashboard.
    • Some particularly helpful features includes turf maps for walking door to door.
    • I really appreciate the included voter files.
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    Squarespace

    • Stupid simple to use. I know very creative people who cannot code and this is probably the easiest ever platform for them!
    • Pretty website templates and great functionality with showing off portfolios.
    • They've already figured out what are the problems that non-coding people have when creating websites and they've figured out a simple solution for all of it.
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    Cons

    NationBuilder

    • NationBuilder lacks the ability to create a message board.
    • NationBuilder needs to add threaded comments so you can respond to people who comment on your page.
    • NationBuilder needs to make it easier to offer tiered memberships.
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    Squarespace

    • As a wine company it would really love it if Squarespace had an easy plugin for wine club subscriptions.
    • Squarespace would be awesome if it could automatically take your photos that you upload on the site and optimize them for the web and for the website.
    • I do wish we could have more than two contributors for the basic website costs.
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    Pricing Details

    NationBuilder

    Starting Price

    $35 per month

    Editions & Modules

    NationBuilder editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter$35.001
    Pro$159.002

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Squarespace

    Starting Price

    $12 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Squarespace editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Personal: $12/month (paid annually) $16/month (paid monthly) Business: $18/month (paid annually) $26/month (paid monthly) Basic Commerce: $26/month (paid annually) $35/month (paid monthly) Advanced Commerce: $40/month (paid annually) $54/month (paid monthly)

      Likelihood to Renew

      NationBuilder

      No answers on this topic

      Squarespace

      Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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      Usability

      NationBuilder

      No answers on this topic

      Squarespace

      It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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      Support Rating

      NationBuilder

      No answers on this topic

      Squarespace

      Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
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      Alternatives Considered

      NationBuilder

      I'm not sure. I was not involved at this stage of the decision-making process
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      Squarespace

      Overall, as a designer, it makes perfect sense for small to large businesses to use a site such as SquareSpace. Costs are relatively reasonable with the ability to go in and do custom code.
      The issue is certain aspects of it, depending on the plan, you can't do. So, if you want to do API to the site, you need to use the top-tier program to do so. Even at custom code, you won't have access to the API section.
      As well, like all templates and themes, everybody is using the same style too.
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      Return on Investment

      NationBuilder

      • The NationBuilder ecosystem is a well-connected, supportive bunch and it has been great to be a part of that
      • Most inquiring clients are already aware of NationBuilder's benefits and know what they want to accomplish. This saves time during the on-boarding process
      • NationBuilder's sales team is undereducated about the platform and I have received feedback from clients that they are sharks/difficult to work with. This is a big problem and I have lost business from it
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      Squarespace

      • The key positive impact on my overall business objectives is how simple Squarespace sites are to implement new information. Whenever our services change, we can quickly update pages or even change how the website flows, in a very short window of time. This allows me to get back to more urgent work sooner.
      • Our Squarespace site for Club Swim Show helped present our web series to potential partners; Club Swim Show went on to partner with a popular swimming magazine and reach a larger audience through that magazine's hosting thanks to the professional design of our original website.
      • Squarespace does not bring in customers to my storefront, which is fine for me, since I sell things infrequently and it is not my main business, but might work against someone who is expecting a Shopify or Etsy level connection with buyer markets.
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