I was more than a bit perturbed when they said that they were eliminating the free groups. However the announcement today of the options for the future means it looks like I won't have to find a new provider just yet
Ning are now offering a new option called Ning Mini which basically allows for pretty much the same service as before - minus events and groups - for $19.95 pa in the first year or $2.95 per month.
So right now it doesn't look like I need to move sites in the next three months - but I still have to read the small print!
|Ning Mini |
The simplest and fastest way to set up a social network for your classroom, community group, small nonprofit or family
|Ning Plus |
The tools and features you need to build and grow a branded social network with high engagement – an incredible value at a great price
|Ning Pro |
The ideal solution for building a comprehensive social experience, including additional features, integration, support and bandwidth
$2.95/monthor $19.95/year* (save 44%)
$19.95/monthor $199.95/year* (save 16%)
$49.95/monthor $499.95/year* (save 17%)
|Up to 150 members||Unlimited members||Unlimited members|
| ||Full control over your branding and member experience||Full control over your branding and member experience|
|Features include blogs, photos, forum and video embeds||Full feature set including events, groups, chat, pages and Ning Apps||Full feature set plus video and music uploads and branded players|
|Includes run your own ads||Includes run your own ads, use your own domain and remove Ning links||Includes run your own ads, use your own domain, remove Ning links and add storage and bandwidth|
|Community-based support||Help Center support||Premium support|
* One-time annual pricing
For full comparison of the three plans, click here.