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Doe will remain a senior advisor to NationBuilder while serving her home state

Lea Endres, co-founder and CEO of NationBuilder, announced today that Hilary Doe will be stepping down as the company’s president while she serves as the country’s first chief growth officer for the state of Michigan.  Doe will remain a senior advisor to the company during her tenure in government service.

Commenting on the change Endres stated, “I can’t imagine anyone more perfectly suited to pioneer this important role for the state of Michigan—and for the country—than Hilary. She is a gifted strategist who has spent the last nearly ten years helping to grow NationBuilder in service of our democracy-centric mission, and I’m overjoyed that she’ll now be able to apply her considerable talent to serving her home state.”

NationBuilder is the world’s most-used software for politics and advocacy, with customers in over 100 countries. Working to get the tools of democracy into the hands of millions of people around the world, the company has an enduring commitment to access, ensuring a low starting price for over a decade. 

In her role with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a nonpartisan agency within Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Doe will work across political divides to position Michigan at the leading edge of economic development in the nation. “At NationBuilder, we’ve always believed that nothing is impossible when millions of people step into leadership. While I’m sad to step back from my day-to-day role at NationBuilder, the effort to grow my home state feels like a continued expression of that belief,” said Doe. She added, “Michigan is taking on a big challenge and acknowledging it will take everyone to come together in order to get it done."

Doe’s appointment comes after the recent Detroit launch of NationBuilder’s Solutions Partner program, designed to equip inspiring entrepreneurs and advocates with new avenues to grow their businesses and support community-powered change in their communities. 

NationBuilder’s customers are building the future everywhere, from Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN reaching 50 ratifications of a historic UN treaty banning nuclear weapons in Switzerland to National Bloc bringing Beirut citizens emergency aid and the tools for democracy in Lebanon. In 2022, customers used NationBuilder to raise nearly $400 million in donations, mobilize 305,000 volunteers, and equip 493,000 fundraisers. Less than a year after NationBuilder’s acquisition of ActionButton, the team exceeded its goal of 22 million actions in 2022.

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