Giving thanks to Jim
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Jim loved Thanksgiving because it was a time to acknowledge, honor, and thank people. We want to create that space for him here. Join us in sharing your thoughts, memories, and stories of Jim in a perpetual thanks giving...
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2018-11-28 14:58:17 -0500
Jim, thank you for creating a wonderful platform. I love NationBuilder.
2018-11-28 14:57:07 -0500
! This hits hard for some weird reason. Not because I knew Jim, we never met. However, he impacted my life for the better; with every new campaign season and with every new charitable organization who wanted a website, including Wheelchairs for Warriors, which I am the Executive Director of. His brilliance and leadership has made my work-life, and the work-life of my staff, clients, and partners more streamlined than ever before. We have “Built their Nations”, one website at a time! Marina Bay Marketing is eternally grateful for his vision and his leadership and for giving us the opportunity to connect our worlds… however vast and different. Well played Jim, well played.
2018-11-28 14:56:39 -0500
We are new customers at The Congress for the New Urbanism, thanks to our new Membership Engagement Manager who swears by NationBuilder and talked us into becoming part of it. Already, it is helping us transform our network of support for a vision of more walkable, bikable, equitable, and lively places. I am sad to know of Jim’s loss, but his life is part of every keystroke his team has used to build this wonderful connective technology.
2018-11-28 14:56:24 -0500
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2018-11-28 14:56:04 -0500
Jim was an inspiration, a visionary followed by action, leading to transformational change. His vision helped us to create a positive impact for hundreds of thousands of kids, and will continue to do so for a long time.
2018-11-28 14:55:26 -0500
I did not know Jim personally but I can tell by the expression of words he was a remarkable human being and as a user of his creativity, a talented man.
I am sorry for your loss.
2018-11-28 14:54:03 -0500
When I was hired to do the user experience design for a nationwide campaign I needed help integrating my designs into the NationBuilder framework. Jim actually emailed me back and forth answering questions I had even though he had team members that could answer my questions; he didn’t have to get involved in those questions but he did. I gained a huge amount of respect for NationBuilder and the company culture, because of Jim’s compassion and dedication to excellent customer service. I’m sorry to hear about his passing. He will be missed.
2018-11-28 14:53:13 -0500
Jim had a grand ambition that came from a personal place and journey that change is real and possible if you act. I am thankful that he put into the world that hope > fear. #
2018-11-28 14:53:10 -0500
Jim, Thank you for leaving this world a more connected and meaningful place through your work and vision.
2018-11-28 14:52:35 -0500
Sorry to hear! You’ll be in our prayers! He built a great company!
2018-11-28 14:52:29 -0500
Oh man. I loved Jim. I worked with him when he was just a kid and knew he was something truly special. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
2018-11-28 14:52:12 -0500
Thank you Jim.
God bless you.
2018-11-28 14:52:02 -0500
My husband passed away on April 21, 2015 and it hasn’t been the same since. I will be adding Jim to my prayers and he will be sadly missed.😢
2018-11-28 14:50:53 -0500
What you have accomplished and the changes you have helped bring lives for eternity. Thank you Jim.
Erika Avellaneda Celis
2018-11-28 14:20:06 -0500
Jim inspired me through his vision, his passion for a more connected humanity. His relentless approach at doing something that could change the world despite challenges inspired me to start campaigning out of college. I’ve been able to help hundreds of people connect to thousands. Thank you Jim for your way of being, for your humanity, for your love and passion. Thank you for reminding us to be grateful in the moment for what we have.
2018-11-28 13:46:06 -0500
Jim’s vision for a connected humanity has guided my life and work for the past 7 years. As a friend, Jim was kind and loving and always game to jump right past the fluff to get into deep, honest conversations. As a leader, Jim was brave, unapologetic, and visionary. Thank you, Jim, for transforming my life and helping me find what it is I’m meant to do.
Jane St. John
2018-11-28 13:16:19 -0500
Meeting Jim and joining his team unquestionably changed my life for the better. I will always be grateful to him for that, and for the inspiration he ignited in seemingly everyone he met. I’ll never forget the first staff meeting where I heard him speak, during which he was back from the brink of an especially trying moment of his illness and still spoke with such verve and uncompromising vision that all I could do was cry. At my new job. In a staff meeting. And feel so incredibly thankful be doing just that. Thank you, Jim, for everything.
2018-11-28 10:15:37 -0500
Jim was the most fearless, brilliant, and determined person I’ve ever met. On an intense journey fueled by purpose and meaning, we closely collaborated for over 13 years. We were friends for even longer. I’m forever grateful for everything I learned, and will continue to learn, for his unwavering belief in me, and his insistence that everyone always show up as their full, authentic self. It was one of the great privileges of my life. Thank you Jim. ❤️