Past Meetup

CRM for Nonprofits: NationBuilder

This Meetup is past

75 people went

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What is NationBuilder and what is their unique approach to nonprofit CRM?

NationBuilder is a community organizing platform. It allows users to build and manage websites and offers tools to communicate with supporters.

NationBuilder is a unique community organizing system (COS) that empowers you to run your entire site, supporter and prospect database and donor recruitment and finance tracking from one site. You don't need an extra content management system (CMS) with NationBuilder - it is one, with rich customizable themes that make it like a WordPress for organizing. NationBuilder allows you to quickly build a slick public-facing website complete with blog pages, calendars with Google maps, petition pages, customizable surveys and much, much more. Its got a whole social customer relationship management (CRM) built right in for keeping track of everything from mail and face-to-face contacts to your social media.


5:30 PM: doors

5:50 PM: Pixhug demo

6:00 PM: event starts

7:30 PM: event ends and we head out for social fun-times

About Peter Wrinch

After a decade studying Russian revolutionary art and culture, Peter was drawn to the social change work of Pivot Legal Society ( After a couple months volunteering, Peter was offered a contract position, a full-time position followed, and 5 years later Peter was named the Executive Director.

During his time as Executive Director, Peter rebuilt the society, democratized Pivot's internal culture and brought the organization back from the brink. During these years, Pivot had a number of important wins including two unanimous Supreme Court of Canada judgements that have changed Canadian society dramatically. When Peter left Pivot, the banks accounts were full, the staff morale was high, and the organization's reputation was bullet proof. Peter is a respected speaker and thought leader on organizational culture and structure, fundraising, organizing, and technology. He is now a Lead Organizer at NationBuilder (

He lives on Bowen Island with his young family.