About Ian Patrick Hines

Former NationBuilder Employee, Certified NationBuilder Expert, and an Award-Winning Fundraiser & Website Designer

Ian Patrick Hines is a former NationBuilder employee, Certified NationBuilder Expert, and an award-winning fundraiser & website designer.

Since 2012, Ian has been helping campaigns & causes leverage NationBuilder’s software platform to build the future. Today, he’s focused on helping to grow the NationBuilder Expert community and helping organizations of every size get the most out of the platform.


Ian has been working at the intersection of technology and politics since 2003, when he joined Howard Dean’s campaign for President of the United States as a full-time student volunteer.

In 2012, shortly after NationBuilder’s Series A funding round, he joined the team at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. 

At NationBuilder, Ian reported directly to Jim Gilliam, the company’s founder. Jim empowered Ian to train new employees, author the product’s public documentation, overhaul the company’s internal project management system, manage the platform’s email deliverability, and provide personalized support to the company’s most complex customers.

After leaving NationBuilder in 2013, Ian began consulting as a Certified NationBuilder Expert & Architect. In more than eight years as a NationBuilder Expert, he has supported more than one hundred organizations across eight countries and twenty U.S. states — helping to shape global affairs in the 21st-century. 

Today, he’s focused on helping to grow the NationBuilder Expert community and helping organizations of every size get the most out of the platform. 

A father to three children, Ian is happily married to his high-school sweetheart and lives two miles from where he grew up in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Photo: The Hines Family (May 2019)
Photo: The Hines Family (May 2019)