Our mission

We envision a world where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to create what they were meant to create. We build the infrastructure for a world of creators by helping leaders develop and organize thriving communities.

Company statistics

NationBuilder WHQ
520 S. Grand Ave
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Field offices
New York, London,
Vancouver, Washington D.C.
Employees
100

2014 customer statistics

Dollars raised
$241,549,176
Volunteers recruited
894,309
New supporters
47,286,268
1:1 interactions
13,766,807
Coordinated events
116,841

Board

Jim Gilliam
CEO & Founder of NationBuilder
Ben Horowitz
Co-Founder & Partner
of Andreessen Horowitz
Todor Tashev
Partner at Omidyar Network
Sean Parker
Napster Co-Founder &
Founding Facebook President

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Leadership Team

Jim Gilliam

Jim Gilliam

Founder and CEO

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Jesse Haff

Jesse Haff

Co-Founder and
Vice President of Design

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Lea Endres

Lea Endres

Chief of Staff

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins

Vice President of Engineering

Hilary Doe

Hilary Doe

Vice President of Strategy

Gina Davis

Gina Davis

Vice President of Services
and Support

Logos

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NationBuilder mark
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Company timeline

  • 2015
  • February

    NationBuilder opens new headquarters in the second floor of the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

  • 2014
  • November

    Vancouver field offices opens

  • September

    The NationBuilder developer certification program launches

  • April
    Gina Davis

    VP of Services and Support Gina Davis joins the team

  • 2013

    In 2013, NationBuilder customers raised over $110 million dollars in donations and recruited more than 720,000 volunteers

  • October
    Chuck Collins

    VP of Engineering Chuck Collins joins the team; NationBuilder Platform and API launches

  • September
    Hilary Doe

    VP of Strategy Hilary Doe joins the team; DC field office opens

  • June

    NationBuilder receives $8 million in Series B funding from Omidyar Network and Andreessen Horowitz; Omidyar partner Todor Tashev joins the Board of Directors

  • May

    Enterprise edition is launched

  • 2012
  • September

    The NationBuilder Elections Center is launched, providing free voter file downloads to qualified candidates and campaigns, including API for developers to create third party applications

  • July

    1000 paying customers

  • April
    NationBuilder Architects Network

    The NationBuilder Architects certification program is launched for design partners

  • March
    Downtown Los Angeles

    NationBuilder closes their Series A round of funding; Ben Horowitz and Sean Parker join the Board of Directors; NationBuilder moves into offices at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles

  • February
    Lea Endres

    Chief of Staff Lea Endres joins the team

  • 2011
  • June
    The Internet is My Religion

    Jim Gilliam gives his well known speech, “The Internet is My Religion”, at the Personal Democracy Forum

  • May

    The company receives $500,000 in angel funding; Senior Developer Jacob Green join the team; NationBuilder begins offering free voter data to all subscribers

  • April

    Public beta; 20 paying customers in the first month

  • 2010
  • February
    Jesse Haff

    VP of Design Jesse Haff joins as
    co-founder

  • October

    Private Beta with 5 customers

  • 2009
  • November
    Jim Gilliam

    NationBuilder is founded by CEO Jim Gilliam, self funded with $250,000; Alpha customer Reshma Saujani launches on the platform

  • October

    Jim Gilliam writes the first line of code for what will become NationBuilder

  • 2008
  • October
    White House 2

    Jim Gilliam launches White House 2, an open source precursor to NationBuilder