Despite its limitations, NationBuilder is still the best all-around package for organizations that want to connect with and grow their audience
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2018

Despite its limitations, NationBuilder is still the best all-around package for organizations that want to connect with and grow their audience

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Overall Satisfaction with NationBuilder

I use NationBuilder to build websites for my nonprofit, advocacy, and political campaign clients. NationBuilder is a powerful tool that leaders and organizers can use to grow and engage with their audience online. I have worked with hundreds of NationBuilder users to maximize its utility and get people to take action.
  • Provides an excellent framework for quickly building scaleable websites that are easy to edit
  • The low learning curve for managing a people database, segmenting groups, and targeting influencers based on intelligent insights
  • Scales well as your organization grows
  • WYSIWYG editor is basic without the ability to customize and add custom fields. This is especially evident when compared to WordPress
  • Donation functionality does not support fingerprint payments
  • Email templates are difficult to customize compared to Constant Contact and MailChimp
  • 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
It is difficult to compare WordPress and NationBuilder because they are completely different. NationBuilder is a closed system that is specifically made to accomplish certain things. WordPress is largely an open source product with thousands of plugins, extensions, and expandability. However, because of its increased versatility, some clients gravitate toward WordPress over 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.