• commented 2018-11-28 17:51:48 -0500
    Thanks for everything Jim, it was a pleasure to work with you.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:51:20 -0500
    We built Brexit here. RIP Jim, a true Nation Builder
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:49:41 -0500
    Sincere condolences to the NationBuilder community on the passing of your innovative founder. NationBuilder staff and technology have strengthened this grassroots organization’s communications, outreach and capacity.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:41:51 -0500
    Thank you Jim for your love of tech, and music, and shining the light on what we can do to make this world a better place. So much love to your family.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:39:28 -0500
    I’m sorry to hear that one of the people who devoted their lives to bettering the world has passed. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved him. May we do him proud. <3
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:38:03 -0500
    Thank you for the memories and the opportunity Jim, you were one of a kind. My thoughts are with everyone who knew and cared about him.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:31:20 -0500
    I didn’t know him, but his tools and his vision helped me contribute my efforts to grass-roots political candidates who believed in helping your fellow human and making the world a better place. For that, I am eternally grateful.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:24:16 -0500
    goodbye Jim, now you are teaching angels how to build a political movement!

    Thanks for everything!!
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:17:23 -0500
    RIP Jim.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:16:36 -0500
    I am very saddened to hear of the great loss of Jim. Thank you, Jim, for sharing your passion and knowledge with the world.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:10:35 -0500
    May the Saints welcome Jim into Heaven. Through Jesus, all things are possible. Let us Pray
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:02:42 -0500
    Thanks for sharing your love for Jim and grief at his loss with the wide NationBuilder community. This “end user” wishes you all peace.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:02:01 -0500
    Jim is the epitome of courage and be very missed but we must continue to carry his torch.
  • commented 2018-11-28 17:01:49 -0500
    Heartfelt condolences to Jim’s colleagues, family, and friends.

    I am grateful for your creation Jim, Nationbuilder transformed my business.

    With love-
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:56:00 -0500
    Jim’s vision, now a reality, arrived just at the right moment to help “god connect as people”, and democracy and justice be born. You are a warrior and we on the trail salute you, will not falter, and will raise our glasses to toast you along the way and always.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:51:28 -0500
    Jim was a force. Not only in his prodigious work output, but in always examining the purpose of his work. I am grateful to have had the chance to puzzle these questions with him, a man who cared so deeply.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:50:43 -0500
    Having a vision and being able to share it with others to make the world a better place is a wonderful thing. Thank you Jim for everything you have accomplished and started now let’s finish it.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:50:01 -0500
    his work will always be remembered
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:46:25 -0500
    We will miss Jim! I will miss hugging his enormously tall and skinny frame – as he awkwardly put up with me demanding a hug to show my caring. My prayers and gratitude will continue to go to Jim, his family, Lea and those closest to him.

    While his life was too short, his was a life well lived. Rarely are people so gifted with the clarity of purpose and the passion, integrity and grit to bring that purpose to life. The world is a different place, and will continue to be – as the seeds of empowered leadership he helped to sow are only just beginning to bloom. I am grateful to have known Jim and have had the opportunity to share my hugs of gratitude with him. Thank you Jim! Xoxo
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:35:31 -0500
    I am so appreciative of what Nationbuilder has been to our community of change. May we all take a moment to acknowledge this tool that Jim brought to us for the benefit of our organizations. Let’s all reaffirm our commitment to making a positive impact for the world, our world, as we unite for causes to bring about a better future. Jim, you will be dearly missed.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:35:26 -0500
    My thoughts are with Jim’s family and all his friends who knew and loved him. Bless you all. My special warm hug is for his mother. I too know what it is like to lose your child. Nothing is worse. I hope all of you will give comfort to his parents.

    As a fellow radiation and chemo survivor myself, I hope our barbaric system of treating cancer will be changed. Infections come from weakened immune systems. We need strong immune systems to fight cancer. Prevention is everything. Please do your part to push for a) Health care for all Americans b) that research isn’t put into more toxic drugs, but in actual logical recovery from cancer which entails making the person so healthy they can battle this devastating disease.Knocking our immune systems is so very counter intuitive. c) Preventing cancer in the first place is everything.(Netflix has a number of good documentaries).

    May Jim be loved and remembered always. Mom and dad might want to inquire into The Compassionate Friends in their area. There are chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. A by and for bereaved parent’s support group. Better than anything else I’ve found. To his friends, please don’t tell the parents “It was his time” or other sorts of platitudes. It wasn’t. He should be here still, doing great things and being loved by all of you. Young people should not have to die. God bless Jim and God bless you all. Be good to yourselves and allow grieving to take place. It takes a long time and it isn’t a mental illness. Remember that when people say you should “move on.” You are still here so you have. Love is good.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:33:54 -0500
    I’m so sorry for your loss—you will be in our thoughts and prayers!
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:23:06 -0500
    Thanks Jim for all your hard work and inspiration.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:20:31 -0500
    So sorry for all of you. Cancer keeps taking the best and the brightest, and always entirely too soon. It sounds as if you were all mutually blessed to work together, and I wish you well as your community begins the journey of remembrance and healing.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:20:18 -0500
    Lost a great warrior for regular people.

    His energy is still burning bright and mingling with best of the universe.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:17:00 -0500
    I didn’t know Jim. Now I feel like I did. As a Nationbuider user and a human who can appreciate another good human being, I am deeply saddened by Jim’s passing. I am thankful and empowered to learn about how tenacious he was and have the access to share his influence and energy with folks in my circle.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:16:08 -0500
    Jim you helped create an amazing tool that worked so well for managing huge data sets and sure made my job as outreach coordinator so much easier. I wish nothing but the best of care for you and that you and your loved ones share grace and support.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:14:13 -0500
    I gave Jim his first job when he was 16. I was the Director of Computing at Liberty University, and the librarian called me to say that some super tall punk kid with shocking red hair was hacking into my network. Peering through the librarian’s office window, I could see what he was doing. Everyone expected I was going to turn him in and get him in trouble. Instead, I hired Jim Gilliam on the spot, maybe the best hiring decision I’ve made in my career.

    The small role I played in Jim’s amazing life was to provide him opportunities and get out of his way. In the two short years he worked in my department, Jim was a transformative force, pulling together the first major website for the university, automating many of our support services, and (most importantly) turning our main academic lab into an awesome after-hours gaming platform (Quake was big at the time). Jim found joy in taking the most mundane task or process and making it better. He was one of the most naturally driven and curious people I’ve ever known.

    Sadly, Jim was still working for me when he began his first bout with cancer. It was such a contrast to see health struggles hold down someone with such a natural zeal for life, people and making the world a better place. I visited him over the first few years of his treatment, including a memorable trip to the South End of Boston. Over time I lost regular contact with Jim, but he remained an inspiration to me throughout the years. During the few times we saw each other, including a dinner together in Pasadena a few years back, it was clear that we remained close in spirit, even though we were no longer close in person.

    Jim’s person will be missed, but his spirit lives on in all who were blessed to spend time with him. His spirit will live on in those who find inspiration in his story. And his spirit will live on in the people seeking to make the world better using tools Jim built.
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:12:00 -0500
    Truly saddened to hear about Jim Gilliam’s passing. My heart goes out to all the team at Nationbuilder in this difficult period. May his legacy continue to live on through your work!
  • commented 2018-11-28 16:11:14 -0500
    My heart goes out to Jim’s loved ones and colleagues. His vision to help anyone use the internet and information for good in a transparent way, divinely inspired, broke me open. Achieving the opportunities opened by NationBuilder for sacred service and more is huge – much more than a life’s journey. I’m grateful this came to me while Jim was among us, creating works of integrity, value and beauty. Only a world with a divine power could have brought me as bright a light and as big a heart as Jim!