NationBuilder Features List

NationBuilder

Web-based political campaign management solution

3.6/5 (15 reviews)

NationBuilder Feature Summary

  • Email A/B testing
  • Goals dashboard
  • Contact logging
  • Developer API
  • Invoicing
  • Custom fields
  • Data import & export
  • Mapping and turf cutting
  • E-payment processing
  • Email blasting with full liquid
  • Dynamic profiles
  • Email analytics
  • Text messaging
  • Social media integration
  • Call scheduling
  • Third party apps
  • Recruiter and fundraiser tracking
  • Voicemails
  • Track and manage donations
  • Scan walk and call sheets

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Monitoring (153 other apps)
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NationBuilder Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about NationBuilder's features:

Anonymous
Marketing and PR Manager (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Ok but not feature rich

2018-02-18

Pros

It fills a niche need that little other software does.

Cons

Such as for email marketing it doesn't support automated nurture campaigns nor does it come with a click-and-drag builder or templates.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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James Bishop

Great idea, but not fleshed out enough.

2016-11-24

I used their software for a short time recently and found the interface to be cumbersome and frustrating.

Pros

Great concept, some of the system is built out really well (tagging contacts, web templates, integration of all services into a single database)

Cons

System is in serious need of a user experience upgrade - badly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10

Recommendations to others considering NationBuilder

Don't do it. Just say no.

Source: Capterra
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Jayson Mendoza

Verified Reviewer

Great concept, but execution needs work

2017-08-26

Pros

*Powerful CRM for non-profits and political organizations *Fantastic integration with social media. *CRM is great at identifying prospective supporters among multiple mediums such as social network, email, and webpage *Strong integrated communications tool that allows you to respond to engagements with your organization across multiple tools and automatically record your interactions within the individual user CRM profiles *CRM has a good clean up tool that helps you merge fragmented prospect information into one complete profile if it was not done automatically already by this tool.

Cons

*No native discussion/forum support is a key missed opportunity for engagement with the CRM.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Brad Hessel

Excellent CRM choice for multi-tiered political organizations.

2015-08-05

It is also possible to design a constellation of ¿nations¿ and define what data to share between them.

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Source: Capterra
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Jessica Accamando

Verified Reviewer

Too Early To Tell

2017-09-15

It includes an email tool, your website, a crm and even social media measurement data for records.

Pros

You can have all of your donors, volunteers and staff all in one database and have it manage your website and communications at the same time.

Cons

Knowing what to do with the data can be tricky and sticky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering NationBuilder

Make sure you organization understand the opportunities with this solution and gets on board to learning how to use them. Take advantage of the training and new learning opportunities that they provide. Make sure you upgrade your website design regularly and keep your data clean. This will help you have a better experience. Essentially it's up to the user if you have a bad experience or not. Bad data makes for bad experience.

Source: GetApp
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Steve Ktr

A strong membership marketing tool with a wealth of social media-focused tools.

2018-03-15

good learning experience

Pros

Captures contact information and cross-matches email addresses to a variety of social media accounts, helping you generate targeted lists.

Cons

All the plug-ins, such as donation management and event planning, are built in, so if you're using something else now (such as on a WordPress-based site), you will have to convert it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Snyder

Inflexible and poor data management do not make up for ease of use. And it's buggy, too.

2015-12-31

I've used both FileMaker and CiviCRM for customer relationship management and WordPress as a content management system, and they are all better than NationBuilder.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 51-200 employees)

good for managing advocacy and political campaigns

2018-02-08

Pros

easy to import large data sets and create relations between the people in contact list.

Cons

billing is a little confusing, hard to build email and website pages.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Kevin Coyle

A CMS meets CRM, Nationbuilder is very intuitive with many powerful features!

2018-05-20

This is the best CMS / CRM for all types of political projects.

Pros

- The features (albeit tailored to political campaigns) are very comprehensive and well thought out

Cons

- Tutorial section is a bit cumbersome to navigate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Natasha Montague

Remember your contacts

2016-12-14

There used to be a follow up feature in NB that I was just beginning to get comfortable with before it seems to have dissapeared.

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Source: Capterra
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Arthur Thomas IV

Good generic CRM

2018-01-09

Cost effective ability to track membership

Pros

Its cost effective. It has all the basic features people want. It really does provide value for people wanting to keep track of others.

Cons

I think they will make improvements but current data is a little confusing to get to and all lumped together in a strange way.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Courtney Sargent

Amazing site -- super helpful!

2016-12-14

This software is easy to use and to train others on.

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Source: Capterra
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Matt McDole

DON'T do the free trial!!

2017-04-20

The website says the product is paid and advertises a free trial...wrong!

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Source: Capterra
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Steph Pius

Nationbuilder has sorted out my account issue and even offered me a refund on payments deducted

2015-06-20

Nationbuilder has sorted me out and offered me a full refund on the account issues.

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Source: Capterra
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Roy Harmon III

Review of NationBuilder software

2016-12-14

This is a good product but I wish more features were available at the lower entry levels.

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Source: Capterra
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