Project World Impact is an online hub that connects socially-conscious people with organizations working to affect positive change in the world.
Who We Are
Whether you're a local nonprofit seeking to eradicate hunger in your local community or an international organization supporting clean water initiatives around the world, Project World Impact wants to supply you with a platform to significantly increase your fundraising, improve your visibility, and further your mission.
The vision for PWI was born when our founder and CEO, Chris Lesner, decided to apply his extensive marketing expertise to help nonprofits raise money, gain visibility, and further their mission.
Before launching PWI, Chris helped start a successful marketing company with dozens of clients—including a number of famous Fortune 500 companies. However, he realized that nonprofits, 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 company 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.
"Project World Impact is changing the way people engage with nonprofits."
"Project World Impact is connecting millions of people to causes worldwide."
"In an increasingly socially conscious world, it’s really important for people to have a place to go. That is why Project World Impact exists."
Project World Impact and its leadership team have been recognized and featured by a number of prominent organizations and publications. For example, Chris Lesner recently received a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. For a listing of the recognition, awards, and publications, please click below.
We have thousands of nonprofit organizations that we work with—along with hundreds of for-profit companies.
PWI’s headquarters is located in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Although we are based in the states, the thousands of organizations that we support are located around the United States—and have both a local and international reach.
Our team is passionate about serving nonprofit and cause-minded organizations—and supplying them with a platform to significantly increase their fundraising, visibility, and further their mission. Our leadership team is supported by a staff of full-time professionals—including programmers, designers, marketers, content developers, researchers, administrators, nonprofit coordinators, and sales people. In addition, PWI has employed dozens of paid college interns, offering them a chance to learn about marketing to nonprofit organizations.