People

Learn how to track relationships with people and organizations, as well as target outreach.

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Basics

Understand the elements of a person's profile

A person's profile serves as the central hub for all of their information and their relationship with your nation.  
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Create and edit a profile

A profile serves as the central hub for information on a person. As a person engages with your nation, their profile updates in real time.
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Viewing people in your nation

You can view people in your nation in a variety of ways within the People section.
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Organization profiles

​In addition to individual profiles, your database can include profiles for organizations (i.e. corporations, unions, non-profits, etc.)
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How support status is determined

Every profile in your database has a support status: supporter, non-supporter, or prospect, which can be edited as people interact with you.
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Understand default paths

When a feature is enabled within a nation, a corresponding path and goal are automatically created. These are the descriptions for each.
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View and edit default paths

When a feature is enabled within a nation, a corresponding path and goal are automatically created. These paths can be edited.
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Create a path

A path is step-by-step workflow to complete a chain of actions. Paths define reasons for engaging supporters.
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Manually move people along paths

A path is a step-by-step workflow in which a person completes (moves along) various steps toward completing a larger goal.
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How to use permission sets with paths

Permission sets allow you to assign tasks to specific control panel users without giving them access to other sensitive areas of data.
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Batch update a path

Paths can be updated, abandoned, or completed using batch update. This means that the same action will be taken for everyone on a list.
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Using NationBuilder to manage your data

Data is handled securely for each customer in their own private database.
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Gather profiles

Tracking relationships

Learn the key features designed to track relationships, grow your supporter base and achieve your mission!
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Tracking relationships between people and organizations

Communities are created through relationships, which is why we made it possible for you to track relationships within your nation.
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Filters vs. Lists vs. Tags

There are many ways in which you can organize all of the people in your database using filters, lists, and tags.
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Create a tag library

Setting up a library of tags is key to organizing your data effectively.
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How to use tags

Tags are virtual sticky notes added to profiles to describe a characteristic that can help you target people with what they care about most.
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Create a list

Lists are a static way of organizing people in your database.
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Remove people from your database

Infrequently you may need to remove a large number of people from your database. You can do this using a list.
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How to use lists and batch actions

We recommend using a list to batch update people, create walk lists, or scanned surveys.
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How to use householding

Householding is the process of grouping people who live in the same house or apartment.
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How recruiters are tracked

Every profile/donation in your nation can include a recruiter. These actions can be rewarded with social capital & tracked in Leaderboards.
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Create and publish leaderboards

A leaderboard is a public ranking of the supporters who have taken actions towards achieving your nation’s goals.
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Data

NationBuilder match

When a person is added to your nation along with an email address, NationBuilder Match will add social media information to their profile.
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How following works

The follow feature allows you to listen to your nation to be aware, in real time, of what is happening with pressing issues or people.
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How to edit primary address

A person's primary address is the person's primary location. It is used to place the person on a map as well as define households.
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Geocoding addresses

Geocoding is the process of connecting an address in your database to a location on a map.
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Find and delete Twitter followers

People who interact with a broadcaster's Twitter account are automatically imported into your nation, this functionality is editable.
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Merge duplicate profiles

Sometimes duplicate profiles are created for the same person or organization. You can merge these in a couple of different ways.
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Remove a profile

There are several ways to deal with problematic people in your database.
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How to download a person's data from their profile

NationBuilder provides the ability for a control panel user to download all of the personal data for a given person.
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Create and store a digital will

A digital will is a statement about whom will take ownership of a person’s information should they be involved in a catastrophic event.
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How to use recurring Twitter imports

Recurring Twitter imports pull people who follow a Twitter account into your nation.
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How auto-districting works

When you have enabled voter features, you have the option of auto-districting each person's voting districts.
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