Ning makes it easy to launch your own social network in a matter of minutes.

We give you the tools and expertise to nurture and engage your own community on the largest, most scalable, and integrated social platform of its kind. Whether you're building a new site, looking to integrate community into your existing site, or re-launching your current site, Ning can handle it.

We pioneered the ability to create your own social network 6 years ago - and now, 2 million communities later, we've perfected the best platform for cultivating your own community.


You've built your social presence on Facebook, Twitter and other channels.

Now it's time to take the next step and create your own place to reach to your community when you want, how you want.

With Ning, your members see what you want them to see. We have built-in email broadcast functionality for html newsletters and you will never have to pay to promote a post, unlike other networks.

"Ning allows people like me to do what I'm doing for next to nothing. If it weren't for Ning, we wouldn't exist."
- Kyla Fairchild, No Depression

Your design

Your site looks the way you want.

With our Design Studio, you can use one of our professional themes as is, or customize it to create a look that's uniquely yours. Want more? Add your own CSS and Javascript, and create custom pages. Or develop your own custom mobile app.

Speaking of mobile

Ning utilizes responsive design and
HTML5 to help ensure that your
site looks great on whatever
device (desktop, tablet, or
smartphone) you're using.


Unlike other social networks, Ning gives you complete access to membership data.

We also give you the tools to empower your most active members by promoting them to moderator status - allowing them to be even more involved in growing the community.

In addition to contact and demographic information, you can create profile questions and add analytics to learn more about your members and what's working in your community.

Your Content

The content and data on your Ning social network are yours. Period.

And Ning gives you a lot of ways to create content - starting with an enhanced Blog feature optimized for co-publishing so posts can come from you, your members, even invited experts.

We also offer off-the-shelf community features like Profiles, Photos, Forums, Liking, and Sharing to foster engagement.

And to make sure conversations run smoothly and stand out, Ning has sophisticated moderation, anti-spam tools, and built-in SEO.

"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

"Ning's impact on education has been profound, showing the potential educational networking had to transform professional learning."
- Steve Hargadon, Classroom 2.0

Want to add new features?

Just drag and drop them.
Edit your navigation on the fly.

Your Control

Your community can be public, completely private, or a members-only club. You can even set individual sections to be public or private.

And the only ads are yours, if you want them.

"I wouldn't be here without
Ning -- I was able to quit my job to run this company."
- Chris Anderson,

Your Connections

No social network is an island.

Ning connects your community to the other major social channels with seamless sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & more.

Real-Time Activity Feeds

Integrate Facebook/Twitter/RSS while Social Streams give you the power to add feeds from sites, including YouTube and Vimeo.

Social Sign-in

Lowers the barrier to entry and makes it fast and easy for new members to join using their existing accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and more.


With Ning, you get access to a thriving network of community builders - people who are running their own networks - and sharing what they've learned.

Plus, our in-house experts are there for you via our various professional support options.

take care of your members


take care of your technology

We host it and help keep it up and running over 99.9% of the time.

Ning's made to grow with you and your success. We host communities that have over a million members and tens of millions of pageviews, so we can handle your site no matter how big it gets.

We have the resources to be your partner for the long term. Now an integral part of Mode Media (formerly Glam Media), Ning was launched by Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen and visionary Gina Bianchini in 2007. Mode Media Corporation is one of the top ten digital media properties in the US, as measured by comScore.

Trying to build your own social network from scratch would take ages and cost a fortune.

Ning gets you started quickly, for free.

Get started in
minutes. Really.

Plans start at only $25*/month

Come on!

You've got nothing to lose.
Try your free trial now.


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