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Ian Patrick Hines

Ian Patrick Hines is the founder and CEO of Hines Digitalan award winning, internationally renowned, conservative digital agency that’s out to beat the left at their own game by out-hustling, out-organizing, and out-fundraising them.

From November 2012 – November 2013, Ian was a NationBuilder Tech Organizer, during which time he became one of the world’s foremost NationBuilder experts. He’s now helping campaigns and organizations get the most out of their nations as a certified NationBuilder Expert & Architect.

Prior to joining NationBuilder, he spent nine years in Maryland politics where he served in nearly every role from field organizer to communications director. In 2003, when online organizing was new and unproven, he managed the GenDean Blog — at just 17-years old — and his 2010 article on the potential impact of Square on political fundraising was featured on The New York Times' Bits Blog.

A fourth-generation Marylander, he currently lives in Severna Park, Maryland with his wife Christy and their three children: Oliver, Moira and Henry.


commented on page.moneybomb
Patrick — There isn’t currently a variable to output the fixed date of the moneybomb (only the relative time until).
posted 2013-11-08 11:40:02 -0800
commented on page.event
Ron’s right, though I would argue that — if your nation is set to French and the liquid variable is outputting English-language day names — that’s a bug NationBuilder should fix.
posted 2015-02-27 18:59:44 -0800
responded to Supporter nav redirect with completed
posted 2016-06-08 10:55:35 -0700
commented on Merging duplicate profiles
Tony — Are you finding that the custom fields data is being overwritten? Meaning:

- Record 1 has no custom field data
- Record 2 has custom field data
- Record 1 is merged into Record 2, resulting in a blank custom field
posted 2013-08-22 11:59:00 -0700
responded to Change spacing between top nav menu items with completed
posted 2016-06-08 10:56:55 -0700
commented on page.donation
Amy — My mistake. It’s listed under page variables.
posted 2013-10-03 09:57:21 -0700
commented on RSVP via text message

It’s not possible to customize the information that’s requested from folks who sign up via text message.

If it helps, the way we’ve used that internally here at NationBuilder is to get a name and phone number for folks and then quickly reply with a follow up / outreach call, where we manually append additional information to their profiles.
posted 2013-06-24 12:39:16 -0700
responded to Anonymous Feedback Stream with completed
posted 2016-06-08 10:55:19 -0700
commented on How do I add a table to my page or email blast?
Sam — There’s no native way to create a sortable table in NationBuilder, but there are a variety of approaches that leverage CSS, Javascript, and jQuery. You might find what you’re looking for, here:
posted 2013-10-15 21:40:16 -0700
commented on page.calendar
Ritesh — I’m not able to troubleshoot code via page comments, but I’m happy to take a look privately. Please email us at [email protected], and one of our NationBuilder Organizers will take a look straight away.
posted 2013-10-28 20:21:10 -0700
commented on Custom fields -> NationBuilder
Thanks, Benjamin! I hope they work well for you!
posted 2013-05-27 07:30:16 -0700
responded to Tables won't save alignments with completed
posted 2016-06-08 17:02:17 -0700