As the Executive Director of OneWebDay, Inc., Nathaniel James brings over 8 years of experience in nonprofit administration, advocacy, community organizing, outreach and recruitment, field operations, and social research, in addition to his lifelong commitment to vision of a 21st century communications system that facilitates democratic participation, the vibrant exchange of diverse perspectives, equitable access, and the fullest development of human creative potential.
Mr. James comes to OneWebDay, Inc. from a two-year engagement with the Media and Democracy Coalition. Previous to his work with the Coalition, Mr. James ran field campaigns, trained and managed field staff, and managed budgets and reporting databases with FieldWorks, MoveOn, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. and the Fund for Public Interest Research. He also provided strategic consultation at Microsoft and for Greenpeace International, focusing on leveraging social networks and social media to achieve organizational goals.
Nathan earned a master’s degree in Media and Communication Regulation and Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in December 2006, submitting original research on “Social Interaction on Wikipedia.org: A Social Network Analysis of Article Talk Pages” for his dissertation. In 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.