The vision for PWI was born when our founder and CEO, Chris Lesner, decided to apply his extensive marketing expertise to helping nonprofits raise money and gain more visibility.
Before launching PWI, Chris helped start a successful marketing company with dozens of clients, including Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Ralph Lauren, Audi, and other Fortune 500s. However, he realized that his nonprofit clients both large and small had a unique set of needs: more funding, more volunteers, and more visibility.
After being inspired by the needs of the nonprofits he encountered, Chris left his job and assembled the PWI team. Each team member at PWI is skilled, hard-working, and passionate about helping nonprofits connect with supporters and expand their impact.