Profile

Allan Pressel
CEO/founder of PowerSite 123 (formerly CharityFinders)

Allan Pressel is founder and CEO of PowerSite123 – formerly known as CharityFinders – which helps nonprofits and for-profits create world-class websites, social media, and online marketing to further their mission.  PowerSite123’s unique “Functionality Management System” enables any organization to have its own powerful website quickly, affordably, and with no technical skills required.

Allan was named as one of the world’s leading e-philanthropy experts by the ePhilanthropy Foundation.  He was given the Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush.  Allan is the co-author of Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets .

Previously, Allan was a co-founder of i-Cube, which had a highly successful IPO in June, 1998, and was later acquired by Razorfish.  i-Cube was profitable every quarter for 7 years.  i-Cube helped large corporations develop an IT/Internet strategy and implement it through software/web development and consulting services — much like PowerSite123 does for nonprofits and small businesses.

Prior to founding i-Cube, Allan was a technology strategy consultant at Arthur Anderson and First Consulting Group.  Allan holds a M.B.A from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and a B.A. from Brandeis University, and attended the London School of Economics and London Business School.  He has co-founded and sits on the boards of several nonprofits.  Allan is also an All-American springboard diver and has visited over 85 countries.

Allan has conducted many hundreds of public speaking engagements all over the world, including in virtually all US states.  Allan has been the keynote speaker for numerous national and regional nonprofit and business conferences.  He was the keynote speaker at two global nonprofit conferences in Nairobi, Kenya.  Allan also presents to for-profit audiences, including presentations on Internet and IT Strategy to thousands of Fortune 500 senior executives through seminars at MIT, Hewlett-Packard, and various industry conferences.  Allan has done presentations for the management and boards of over 10,000 nonprofits, with an emphasis on helping them utilize the Internet strategically to help raise more money and further their missions.

 

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