Ben Rattray

Founder and CEO,

Ben Rattray is founder and CEO of, the world’s largest platform for social change. He launched the community-action website from his home in 2007 and has since been named as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders, and Fast Company’s most creative people in business. He is a prominent thought leader on the intersection of technology, innovation, and social change. He has received the Commonwealth Club’s 21st Century Visionary Award, been the keynote speaker at South by Southwest and Web Summit, and profiled by dozens of news organizations across all media platforms.

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