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Groups for Ning 3.0

The Basics

Give your community a flexible way to organize and engage around sub-topics! Let your members self-organize into Groups or limit your Groups to specific topics. You can also place your members into groups automatically when they join.

Powerful New Capabilities

  • Mini-networks: Each group now includes almost all of the features of a full Ning Network — Blogs, Forums, Photos, custom Pages and Group Broadcast Messages.
  • Customization: Choose a page layout, add a Group cover photo, customize menu items, specify what Group members are called, and modify the Group URL.
  • Move Content: Move blogs, discussions and photos from one Group to another or to the main Forum, Blog or Photos feature.
  • Automation: Put members into Groups automatically based on how they answer profile questions when they join.
  • Granular Control: Specify who can create Groups or view listings of Groups. Set the feature set, layout and design for all Groups or give Group Administrators the ability to customize. Over-ride default settings for a specific Group at any time.
  • Sponsorship: Add header and footer ad boxes to each Group. Control the ad code yourself or give Group administrators the ability to run their own advertising.

Why Use Groups?

Increase member engagement in larger networks. Groups help members meet and interact with other members who have similar interests. As a result, they'll be less likely to be overwhelmed by the large volume of content and members in your Ning Network.

Common interest-based Groups: country, region, city, language, album, book, character, actor, sub-genre of music, area of practice, pet breed, profession.

Teach several classes or activate multiple teams within one online community. Save time and money by creating and managing an unlimited number of Groups in one Ning Network.

Examples: teach online classes; supplement offline classes; keep learning going after a class has ended; offer mentoring or support groups; organize offline activities; private team collaboration; beta testing, focus groups; and premium memberships.

What Other Network Creators Are Saying

"These Groups are beyond what we could have wanted and what I could ever imagine! You could bring together an entire country in groups! WOW! the possibilities!"

Suzie Nielson / The Constitutional Conservatives

"The ability to move content from group to group has been long awaited for us. Another awesome!"

Randy Vollett / Building New Worlds

"Love the category feature and simplified navigation. This is a great improvement from both an aesthetic and functionality perspective."

Jeff Gilder / The Golf Director