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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how a five-person advocacy team moved three successful initiatives forward and helped drive a $5 million increase to Boston’s transportation budget.
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 Maryland GOP built a scalable network with an innovative cost-sharing structure to both reduce barriers to entry for new candidates and share valuable data with their larger party.
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.
With a fresh approach to politics and strong grassroots support from his community, Randall Woodfin inspired thousands of young people to vote for the first time in a municipal election.
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.
After an innovative, memorable, and unifying campaign, the New Democratic Party made history by electing Jagmeet Singh as the first person of color to lead a national party in Canada.
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 a single month, President Emmanuel Macron empowered hundreds of candidates to build a party from the ground up, win 350 seats in Parliament, and shift the dynamics of French politics.
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.
A progressive Kansas Democrat gave a traditionally red district a run for its money in a recent special election for Congress—and he did it largely without party backing.
How a sophisticated understanding of its audience helped the fashion brand boost sales as it expanded around the world in 2016.
With its successful campaign for Measure M, Move LA united a diverse group toward a common goal—tackling LA’s traffic and air pollution with public transit.