Posts By Adriel Hampton

Leading in the digital age

I’m hosting a webinar on the 20th to discuss effective communications and engagement strategies and how NationBuilder can help. If you’d like to join, RSVP here. Thanks! Related: Go, Government Efficiency Long Beach, SF, Bordentown: Pioneering digital democracy with NationBuilder Government New ‘Civitas’ theme released

Today’s Government Leaders – Driven By Technology

A feature length article this week from Government Technology showcases how leaders like Newark Mayor Cory Booker (who just co-founded a new video-sharing service) and Alex Torpey (elected Village President of South Orange, NJ, at 23 years old last year) are using new media and other emerging technologies in their work. Highlights from the GovTechRead… Read more »

Adriel Hampton’s NationBuilder looking for local government pilot customers

After commuting back and forth from the SF Bay Area for three months, I’m just getting settled down in Los Angeles with my family. I’m down in SoCal to continue growing my startup, NationBuilder, which is based in downtown LA. Getting settled means I’m doing a lot more thinking about where we’re going next withRead… Read more »

“Let’s Do It!” Inspires Citizens to Fight Urban Blight

via Shareable I think I first learned of the “Let’s Do It!” movement from a small mention in a magazine article. What I remember more clearly is looking it up on YouTube and becoming incredibly inspired by how a small group of friends, in the tiny northern European country of Estonia, had taken on theRead… Read more »


Cross-posted from Wired to Share In case you missed my excessive tweets and Facebook posts over the past few days, it’s now public that I’m leaving City of San Francisco to join Jim Gilliam and Jesse Haff’s 3dna, the company behind and NationBuilder. I will be the “chief organizer” for NationBuilder, evangelizing the tool,Read… Read more »

Open Data for Public Health: Bring DontEat.At to San Francisco

In a powerfully argued post at GovLoop back in January, Canadian open data advisor David Eaves offered a solution for saving millions in public health costs: create data standards around restaurant healthfulness inspection scores and incorporate them into consumer-oriented websites like Yelp and OpenTable. Last night on Gov 2.0 Radio, Allison Hornery of CivicTEC inRead… Read more »

Third Thursdays SF – Organizing Local Gov 2.0

In San Francisco, the loss of a charismatic mayor who served as a social media and civic tech booster-in-chief within city government came as something of a blow to Gov 2.0 advocates last year. However, we rebounded by shifting our focus to building the civic tech and open government community of line workers, developers, activistsRead… Read more »

Open311, SeeClickFix, San Francisco and Estonia

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office (where I work on civil law investigations and social media initiatives) this week launched a local campaign to tackle illegal dumping and graffiti, using SeeClickFix and a range of 311 services to encourage smartphone and Web reporting of neighborhood blight. The “Let’s Do It SF!” initiative also has aRead… Read more »