Jim Gilliam, the founder and executive chairman of NationBuilder, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 after battling cancer and related complications. A brilliant entrepreneur and engineer, Jim was known for his belief that, “God is just what happens when humanity is connected.” His insistence that everyone has something unique they are meant to contribute to the world fueled his work and inspired thousands of people all over the globe.

Watch Jim’s 2011 speech The Internet is My Religion

Read Jim’s epic memoir The Internet is My Religion

Watch Jim’s 2015 speech What kind of god do we want to be

  • commented 2023-03-22 02:23:13 -0400
    I was immediately attracted to Jim. I downloaded his book, then lost my mind. I have not yet mastered the computer.

    Jim loved thanksgiving.
  • commented 2023-03-22 02:21:50 -0400
    Dreaming about sunflowers and Jim’s lanky goofy dancing on this fine spring day.

    Praise allah!
  • commented 2022-12-26 02:43:28 -0500
  • commented 2022-10-27 11:17:59 -0400
    reading “the internet is my religion” and crying on this fine thursday. rest in paradise, dear jim
  • commented 2022-10-25 20:20:38 -0400
    jim loved halloween
  • commented 2022-05-01 06:39:18 -0400
    He was a topermost inspirational character

    What more can l say!¡!!!!!!!
  • commented 2022-02-17 15:42:33 -0500
    jim loved thanksgiving
  • commented 2020-10-28 00:58:06 -0400
    I was immediately attracted to Jim. I downloaded his book, then lost it in my computer. I have not yet mastered the computer.
  • commented 2020-10-27 11:02:56 -0400
    jim loved thanksgiving
  • commented 2019-12-06 01:16:50 -0500
    If anyone deserves a strong memorial, it’s Jim Gilliam. While I only met him a few times, each interaction was an inspiration. He displayed a rare combination of ability,motivation, charisma, appreciation and humility. He spent his short, but very complete life working to help as many people as possible to come together in order to push the objectives of freedom and democracy. Jim Gilliam will always be remembered as one of the founding fathers of political campaign technology on the internet.