A great way to build a community
March 03, 2017

A great way to build a community

Roy Harmon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with NationBuilder

I currently do consultant work for an organization called South Carolina Carry. We use NationBuilder for digital outreach. It allows us to find and engage current and potential supporters. We use NationBuilder to work these supporters up the ladder of engagement.
  • NationBuilder is great for fundraising. You can send an email blast and see how much money it raised. You can publish a petition and have it lead to a donate page. With the higher level plans you can easily allow new members to join and pay for membership through your site.
  • Petitions, surveys, and other forms of engagement. NationBuilder provides a number of ways to interact with supporters. It's very easy to set up a survey or petition, and you're able to capture the data of participants.
  • Social sharing. NationBuilder makes it simple for supporters to share your pages, petitions, blog posts, etc., by providing share links on every page. They also allow you to edit the default text for sharing.
  • 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.
  • We've raised a lot of money through emails, petitions, and donations.
  • We've increased our membership.
  • We've improved our ability to mobilize membership.
  • i-360 and Voter Gravity
NationBuilder is not as good for canvassing or phone GOTV efforts, but it's better for community building.
If you're a grassroots organization trying to reach and mobilize supporters, NationBuilder is one of the best tools around. I don't think it would be as effective for a commercial enterprise.

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