On April 15, 2010, Ning.com announced that it will be phasing out their free service and focus on paid Premium Services. They stated that "existing free networks will have the opportunity to either convert to paying for premium services, or transition off of Ning."
Since its launch in early 2007, the nonprofit and educational community have embraced Ning and been some of its most avid supporters. We have grown our networks and expanded our reach through the tools that have been made available through this platform, and brought together those in our community who are united by a common mission.
At a time when funding is scarce and organizations are fighting to keep their doors open, it is critical that these online support communities be allowed to continue without additional financial burdens.