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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 no index" and/or "no follow"?
Hi Lynne — I just shot you an email. I’m happy to help you troubleshoot the problem, but I need to be able to see it directly. :)
posted 2013-07-05 09:30:07 -0700
commented on Rising Realty Partners’ Team
You can see a full case study on this project, here:
posted 2014-06-19 14:46:04 -0700
responded to Having one page show Activity Streams of all pages with completed
posted 2016-06-08 17:13:34 -0700
commented on Homepage Signup Form (Detail)
This is a live screenshot of a custom theme I’ve been working on this afternoon. It’s not from photoshop — that’s directly from the browser.

It’s been really fun to get to work on a project where I can (hopefully) employ some fun typefaces and colors.

If you were curious, the navigation is set in “Museo Sans,” the body copy is in “Proxima Nova,” and that fun font is called “Flood Std” (by Adobe). The blue color is — aply — called “Malibu.”

If you’re into this design, I’d invite you to check out my full portfolio at
posted 2014-06-20 13:02:42 -0700
responded to Mail for Mac and NB with completed
posted 2016-06-08 17:24:48 -0700
commented on Does NationBuilder support iFrames?
Glad to hear you were able to sort it out!
posted 2014-12-05 11:12:18 -0800
commented on Using the new support page
Hi Romeo — The reason you can’t see the page pictured above is that it was modified when we most recently updated our website.

You’re always welcome to ask public questions on our support pages ( We have one each for the different parts of the NationBuilder control panel. It sounds like you’re looking for our website questions page (

You can also email us at [email protected] at any time, and someone will reply to you very quickly.

I’ve taken a look at your record, and it looks like you should have received an email from Thomas Whitaker from our organizing team about an hour ago. If you don’t hear from him, please let me know.
posted 2013-10-07 16:35:11 -0700
commented on When people leave feedback on a feedback page, where do I go to read it?
Oh! And of course I may have misread your question.

If someone has left particularly long feedback, it may be truncated within your stream. To see the feedback in its entirety, click the “more” link at the end of the line to expose the rest of the message.
posted 2013-06-09 21:15:33 -0700
commented on Local Groups
Hey Robert — I’m going have your NationBuilder Organizer (Henry) get in touch with you. He’ll be able to help you with some ideas about working with local groups.
posted 2013-10-17 09:20:16 -0700
responded to How do you add conditional variables to liquid? with completed
posted 2016-06-08 15:29:16 -0700
commented on How do I change what which Twitter account appears on the main sidebar where it says "Follow ___"?
Michael — I updated the information on this page. The old response has been removed and replaced with new instructions.
posted 2013-10-28 21:16:49 -0700