This talk — titled “Communities Can Do Anything” — was intended to be an introduction to the concept of community organizing for folks who’ve never operated within that frame before.
Optimizing your site’s default tweets — the tweets that are suggested when someone clicks a page’s “tweet” button or shares via NationBuilder’s “social sharing prompt” — can be extremely important. But how do you do that? And what is an optimal tweet, anyway? Luckily, Twitter tells us — and their recommendations are easy to implement in NationBuilder.
I genuinely don’t know why any organization using NationBuilder would choose to manage RSVPs via email, except that they don’t know any better.
With a well built theme, you should be able to create new pages of any type with the confidence that they’ll all work properly. In 2015, you shouldn’t need to contact your web designer to add a page to your site — it ought to “just work.”
If you’re able to understand the database — what is there, how it’s interconnected, and how you can access it on your website — you can move past viewing NationBuilder as a product and toward understanding it as a platform.
NationBuilder’s “community organizing system” is not just the product itself: it’s the pairing of the product with the philosophy. It’s what I call the “NationBuilder way” of community organizing, and it’s incredibly effective.
Designing a top-tier website for one of the nation’s most competitive campaigns.
NationBuilder is a community organizing system, and once you internalize that it transforms everything about the way that you approach using the software.