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Ben Rattray          

Founder & CEO of

Ben Rattray is the founder and CEO of, the world's fastest-growing website for social action, a place where ordinary folks can mobilize extraordinary support for their causes. In 2012, he was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. That same year, Rattray was named one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 Rising Young Business Leaders. wields an impressive amount of influence: it has attracted over 240 million users, hundreds of thousands of causes and a mountain of media attention.

Ben Rattray is a graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics. Before, he was on his way to becoming an investment banker. But when his younger brother came out of the closet as gay, Rattray had an epiphany. "[My brother] says the most notable pain he experienced wasn't the people who were explicitly anti-gay. It was the people who stood by and didn't do anything about it." Ashamed of being one of those bystanders, Rattray decided "to never stay silent again." He founded so that others might feel empowered to make the same decision.

Today, Rattray leads's strategic vision and product development. He is a frequent public speaker about the intersection of technology and social change, and has appeared in various media outlets, including "The Daily Show".


Giving a Voice to Your Users with Ben Rattray, Founder & CEO of Change.Org

Today we have a great conversation with the founder and CEO of is the worlds largest platform for social change with more than 100 million users.

Ben Rattray Talks About $25 Million Funding That Could Change

Exuberantly optimistic founder Ben Rattray stopped by Re/code HQ recently to talk about the latest $25 million investment into and his goal to make it the Amazon of social change.

How motivates millions to change the world

Ben Rattray, founder and CEO of San Fransisco-based petition site, decided to study law. This ambition lasted about as long as it took to get his first enrolment email.

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