According to NationBuilder, "a path is a step-by-step workflow that describes how people taking action contribute toward achieving [a] larger goal". In simpler terms, think of the word 'path' in its most literal sense. One path leads to another which leads to another and so on. We use paths to get to where we need to go. Paths in NationBuilder are smaller goals that must be accomplished before moving on to the next. Once the required paths are completed, you'll find yourself at your destination where you've completed your larger, ultimate goal. Paths are also used as organizational and accountability tools. Paths can be assigned to certain people with deadlines so that your workflow can also have a timeline.