www.ning.com is the world's largest platform for creating social websites. Top organizers, marketers, influencers, and activists use Ning to create an online destination that weaves social conversations in content and inspire action. Based in Palo Alto, California, Ning makes it easy for brands of all shapes and sizes to build custom and powerful social websites.
“Ning has made it easy for members to get involved and submit their own photos, videos, and blog posts.” Steve Culbertson, Creator of Youth Service America www.ning.com
Unique Member Profiles Define your own network profile questions. Let members customize their profile pages with their own design, choice of widgets and profile applications. Customize advanced member search based on your Ning Network's unique profile questions, including location. Invite and Share Every Ning Network comes with a rich invitation engine, with full web address book and .csv file importing to enable you and members to invite new members. Everyone can also cross-post status updates on Twitter and Facebook, and share content across the Internet with additional built-in tools
Moderation & Privacy Choose to make your Ning Network public or private for members only. Moderate members before they join. Moderate photos, videos, groups, chat and events before items are posted.
Invite and Share Every Ning Network comes with a rich invitation engine, with full web address book and .csv file importing to enable you and members to invite new members. Everyone can also cross-post status updates on Twitter and Facebook, and share content across the Internet with additional built-in tools
Photos and Videos Allow members to upload and share photos and videos. Automatically present your members with the option to embed your branded photo slideshows or video players anywhere on the Web, with a link back to your Ning Network.
Chat Enable your members to see who's online and chat in real-time with the chat feature. Choose to have chat appears as a persistent bar across the bottom of your Ning Network or as a dedicated tab.
Groups Create groups on your Ning Network with images, membership, comments and a dedicated discussion forum. Give your members the ability to collaborate by sub-group; geography, committees, special interests. Discussion Forum Add a rich single or multi-threaded discussion forum with categories, photos and attachments. Limit forum topic creation to just you, or open it up to all of your members
. Blogs for Every Member Enable blogging for every member of your Ning Network. Display everyone's blog posts as a tab, or choose to feature specific blog posts on your Ning Network's Main Page. Enlist your members to be your editorial and content creation team.