Ben is senior vice president for fundraising communications at Pursuant. He lives at the intersection of marketing, technology, communications, and fundraising. As a self-professed content activist and digital explorer, Ben has dedicated more than a decade of his professional life to developing fully integrated, sustainable publishing models that drive leads, donors, revenue, and engagement. His desire is to help high-capacity leaders and organizations accelerate their work and achieve the change that needs to take place in the world.
Prior to joining Pursuant in April 2014, Ben founded a successful content development and management agency where he helped brands, businesses, nonprofits, and causes eliminate obstacles to impact and change in ways that could be measured and managed. His previous experience also includes time spent in the technology, direct marketing, and publishing industries.
Ben writes and speaks about technology, fundraising, leadership, communications, and marketing. He has written and edited more than 30 books and eBooks, many of them are collaborations with key leaders and organizations. Two of his latest book projects include Unconditional Love (B&H Publishing Group), and Hope in Front of Me (with former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, NavPress). His next book, Awaken The Outlaw, the Magician, and the Hero Within, is scheduled to be released in 2015 (Abingdon Press).
Ben is a graduate of Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.). Ben and his wife, Brooke, along with their two boys, Carter and Caden, live in the Nashville, Tennessee, area.
On A More Personal Note
Ben is a natural disruptor, writer of sentences and paragraphs, voracious reader, digital communications junkie, and completely geeky about marketing and technology. As often as he can, Ben spends time with his wife and two young boys. The rest of the time he likes hanging out in his little cottage in the backyard where he works.
Ben writes about 10,000 words every week.