NationBuilder 2018 in Review
Out of chaos and rapid change, leaders in our community chose to organize, mobilize, and help each other. We’re proud to share their stories and insights about what it takes to lead.
An idea-turned-initiative is leveraging powerful storytelling to break down misperceptions of the Sikh community in the United States.
What began as an idea in 2013 has become a full-fledged movement to disrupt the two-party system in the U.S.—supporting thirty endorsed independent candidates across nine states in the 2018 midterms.
A nationally-renowned doctor and marriage equality advocate ran as an independent and won a parliamentary seat held by Australia’s Liberal party for the last century.
The Australian Marriage Equality campaign engaged millions of citizens through powerful storytelling to participate in an optional vote affirming the rights of same-sex couples—many participating in a political campaign for the first time.
With a “green wave” moving through Europe, Tilt! serves as a single platform to rally grassroots support for progressive and environmental causes across the continent.
In the span of one year, Groen built best-in-class websites and infrastructure for hundreds of cities and thousands of candidates, using grassroots organizing to engage more green party voters in Belgium than ever before.
UCLA’s innovative pilot program allows students to proactively join the UC advocacy organization while they register to vote, reducing the barriers for participation and leading to exponential growth in advocate engagement across campus.
An eco-conscious Miami couple went from clearing marine debris in their spare time to running Miami-Dade County’s go-to online event hub for beach cleanup projects.
With record-breaking demonstrations and mass outreach to Members of Parliament, a grassroots coalition continues to amplify the public demand for a People’s Vote on Brexit and gain traction within the U.K. government.
A nonpartisan organization of volunteers rallied an army of Michiganders to campaign for Prop 2, a statewide ballot initiative to end gerrymandering, and won 61% of the vote.
AllSaints harnessed NationBuilder to find a collaborative solution to a challenge all high-end brands face: how do you build mass email campaigns as expertly targeted as they are beautiful?
The New York Campaign Finance Board used an inquisitive, data-driven approach to inform, engage, register, and drive voters to participate in the important election for NYC mayor.
Apex Clean Energy is leveraging a powerful network and strategic digital outreach to advocate for renewable energy—overcoming organized opposition and paving the way for a growing number of successful wind projects.
A veterans affinity group used NationBuilder to turn a post-Harvey text outreach into a full-scale search, rescue, and relief effort for the Houston community they’d served for years.
The New Zealand Labour party paired a strong digital infrastructure with a resounding message to beat their fundraising goals and rally a nation around their new leader.
How do you campaign for a river? This LA nonprofit uses email and social outreach to rally citizens in a shared effort to see its natural resource as the center of their city’s civic pride.
Over the last two election cycles, Marsy’s Law For All has passed victims' rights legislation in six states. Now, they’re taking a networked approach to win in six more and expand nationwide.
In 2011, Stephanie Singer broke fundraising records to unseat a 36-year incumbent and help clean up Philadelphia’s elections. Now, she’s using technology to take that mission nationwide.
After transitioning from financial planner to first-time candidate, Andy Millard aims to create a conference for newcomer and “long-shot” Democrats running for office.
With progressive endorsements, nimble fundraising, and grassroots appeal, Mike Connolly went from “No Money Mike” to standout representative in 2016.
How a sophisticated understanding of its audience helped the fashion brand boost sales as it expanded around the world in 2016.
Using a series of powerful videos, workshops, and social campaigns, One Love empowers young people to recognize abusive relationships and take action early on.
After Sophie Walker’s mayoral bid in London, the Women’s Equality Party has grown from an emerging coalition to a political force in the UK.
With its annual homeless count, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority tracks homelessness in human terms as the first step toward a lasting solution.
After a year of rapid expansion, GenUN is empowering their growing network of students to take action for global initiatives in their local communities.
Learn how a welcoming Chicago café serving fair-trade coffee becomes a place where aspiring world-changers find and pursue their purpose.
Having grown by 200% since 2015, Young Catholic Professionals are well on their way to sustaining faith-based community for a new generation.
When cash-strapped hospitals cut staff levels and replaced registered nurses (RNs) with less trained health providers, the Saskatchewan Nurses Union launched a successful awareness campaign to defend the jobs of thousands of RNs.