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Template Examples

Click the links below to see examples of all of the different types of pages that you can add to your website. Complete the actions on each page to view sample social sharing prompts, autoresponses, and more.

Activity Stream

A Facebook-style news feed of activity happening on the site or people you're following

Basic pages (with sidebar)

NationBuilder's basic pages are typically the bread and butter of your website. Basic pages are nothing fancy, just a place for you to add content.

Basic pages (full width layout)

Turn off the sidebar on any of your pages to create a full-width layout, as seen in this example.

Basic pages (with featured content slider)

Using imagery is a great way to create a visually engaging website. Featured Content Sliders allow you to add a rotating image carousel to almost any page. You can add optional headline/action text to each image, and each image can even link to different pages on your website. You can add a featured content slider to almost any page type in NationBuilder

Blog

Blogs can have many blog posts, unlimited authors, comments, extended entries, and embedded media from more than 200 sites. Advanced settings under the "blog" tab allow you to specify which blog posts to show, how many to show, etc. and whether or not logged-in visitors can write guest posts. You can also auto-tag anyone who posts a guest blog entry.

Calendar

Listing of upcoming events, optionally allow user submitted events, searching for nearby events, and an overview map of all events. It is a container for events, specifying what its events should be called, whether or not all events on the site should be included on the page, and can optionally include only specific event types (ex. a page for all of your meet and greet activities). It sorts events by date chronologically by default. You can switch it to be by distance, and choose whether or not to show a map. You can include a custom introduction and choose to allow user generated events with sub-menu settings, including assigning a point person to any event creators. It also includes autoresponse emails.

Directory

Create a public page listing everyone with a certain tag or set of tags. For example, list members of your alumni group, your nonprofit's board members, people who pledged to vote for you, donors, petition signers, or people who bought tickets to your next show. 

Donation

Accept credit card donations. Accept one-time payments or recurring donations. You can also charge for membership. Complete payment processing with or without a merchant account through providers including Democracy Engine, Stripe, PayPal, SagePay, Payflow Pro, eWay, and Authorize.net. Thank you emails are automatically sent to donors and can be customized. Your introduction can include text and/or video. Set minimum and maximum donation amounts. Create goals for total amount raised or number of donors. You can display the most recent public donation. Donors can be tagged, assigned a point person, and labeled for followup. A control panel user can be notified by email of any new donations.

Endorsement

Individuals and/or organizations can make endorsements. You can set a goal and feature important endorsements. This page type supporters auto-tagging and point person assignments as well as automatic notifications. You can also allow supporters to endorse by text message keyword and review your endorsements, feature key endorsements and endorser photos, and print a PDF of your signatures.

Event

Supports RSVP, hosts, multiple paid ticket levels, tracking attendees, Facebook event integration, and staging locations. Introduction can include text and/or video. RSVPs can be accepted via text message keyword, on the website, and through your control panel. RSVPs receive an email with directions automatically. Ticketed events can include hosts, ticket levels, and purchasing multiple tickets simultaneously. Volunteer signup and shift assignment can be included. Event hosts and other organizers can receive email notifications automatically when RSVPs are received. Attendance can be tracked with printable lists for the door or directly in the control panel. RSVPs can be tagged, assigned a point person, and marked for followup automatically. Attendees can receive distinct tags, point people, and followups automatically. Recurring events can be copied, reducing data entry time and allowing separate RSVPs for each occurrence. 

FAQ

Frequently asked questions. Container for questions. Allow detailed questions and answers.

Feedback

Anything requiring a single free form text field, like 'contact us' or 'tell your story'." The page type includes feedback labels, a volunteer recruitment options, and auto-tagging. You can automatically assign point people for anyone who leaves feedback, notify leaders of new feedback by email, and include a text and/or rich media introduction.

Find Friends

For people to use their Facebook or Twitter accounts to connect with their friends and followers who have already joined.

Followers

Everyone following the signed in person

Follows

Everyone the signed in person is following

Invoices

Create customer invoices payable directly through your website. The page processes payment. Create invoices for each customer - can include service time frame, items purchased, and discount percentage. When an invoice is created, an email is sent to the customer that includes a link to the invoice page allowing them to pay via your website. Includes printable PDF, auto-response emails to confirm payment and to notify customers if their payment failed.

Leaderboard

Publish one or many leaderboards to recognize your stars. A container for leaderboards created under People > Leaderboards, which can include recognition for recruiting, twitter activity and political capital. You can also create a text and rich media introduction.Publish one or many leaderboards to recognize your stars.

Moneybomb

Supporters can pledge an amount to donate at a very specific time and recruit others to do the same. Turns a fundraising drive into an event. Includes the option of a custom introduction, autoresponses, auto-tagging, point person assignment, and notification emails for new pledges.

Nation Signup

Enterprise customers with the subnation feature can create a nation signup page. Enterprise customers can negotiate contract pricing for subnations, including the ability to subsidize the cost. Please contact your organizer for assistance setting up plans.

Page not found (404 error)

If someone tries to visit a pge on your website that no longer exists (or misspells the slug), this is the page they will see.

Petition

The online activism stalwart. You can set a signature goal, collect comments, pictures, and people can choose whether to publish their signature on the site. The page includes advanced settings, point person assignment, email notifications of new signatures, optional auto-tagging, signatures through text keywords, and volunteer recruitment. You can also review your signatures, map supporters, and print out a PDF of your signatures.

Political Capital (aka Social Capital)

The history and current balance of the signed in person's social capital. You can also customize your social capital to call it whatever you want in your Nation's settings.

Press Release

Assign a headline and author with contact info to a content field. Pulls in contact number and email for author automatically.

Recruiting

Recruit friends and track their involvement. Have they donated? Are they volunteering? You can create an introduction and select a page for supporters to promote. Automatically generates recruiter links for many social media sites.

Redirect

Create a link on your NationBuilder site that simply leads to another page or an entirely different website (with another URL). 

Rules

The simplest and surprisingly most effective way to keep a nation civil is by having a set of rules and enforcing them. On the rules page, you can set notifications when a rule is broken, customize intro text, create new rules and edit the defaults, and customize autoresponses for when rules are violated.

Sign In

When someone goes to login to their account or your NationBuilder Control Panel, this is the sign in screen they will see

Signup

Basic signup form, you can ask for email address, physical address, phone, whether they want to volunteer, etc. People who sign up can receive auto-response emails and be tagged, assigned a point person, and marketed for followup automatically. You can also create a list of database tags for new signups to choose one from.

Suggestion Box

Crowdsource suggestions and allow people to rate them based on criteria you specify, or to comment. For example, you can solicit policy ideas around a particular topic and let people rate the ideas based on whether they are good, bad, impractical or important. Or you can crowdsource questions for an event, letting people rate them as great, off-topic, important, etc. The page type is a container for suggestions. Nurture your community with this flexible page type by allowing visitors to interact with one another and your nation's leadership. People who create suggestions can receive auto-response emails and be tagged, marked for followup, or assigned a point person automatically.

Survey

Collect answers to your multiple choice survey questions directly on your website. Includes a customizable introduction, optional auto-tagging, point person assignments, followups, and email notifications of new surveys. You can create multiple-choice, yes-no or open ended survey questions and review and export the results. Surveys can also be attached to scannable sheets, simplifying data entry for door-to-door canvassing and phone banks.

User Account Settings & Public Profiles

Each of your supporters can login to your website and add information to their profile adjust their account settings. If your website is configured to display public profiles, each supporter will also have their own public profile page on your website. Supporters can also transform their personal profile pages into a personal fundraising page by adding a fundraising goal in their account settings.

Volunteer Signup

Page can include a custom introduction with text and/or rich media. Allow people to volunteer for specific tasks / roles and collect detailed contact info. For example, people can volunteer to host an event, intern, or stuff envelopes. Each task assigns the person's profile a unique tag. All volunteers can be tagged, assigned a point person, and marked for followup. 

Vote Pledge

Allow people to pledge their support online. Voters can indicate they plan to vote yes, no, or unsure. Can be used for either candidate support or policy decisions. You can choose to count the votes with a goal. When your introduction includes a video, this is the perfect page for people to send their friends.