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Ben Valentine

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Fundraising

  • Volunteer Recruitment

  • Developing Strategic Partnerships

  • Organizational Growth


Why We Think They’re Great! As a strategic thinker and innovator, Ben has helped nonprofits share their story and find the resources nonprofits need for over 13 years across the US and internationally. In the last five years Ben has helped raise +$10 million from individuals, corporations, and foundations; secured meaningful partnerships across sectors; attracted +4,000 volunteers; and helped organizations tell their stories to connect with diverse audiences.


Fun Facts: Ben and his family currently live in Cambodia! 

Credentials: At NEXUS we believe that passion and experience are more important than degrees, but some credentials are important to share! 


  • Masters Degree in Fine Arts 

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising (2021), Understanding Philanthropy (2022), and Major Gifts (2022)

  • United Nations Development Program: Communicating the Value of Biodiversity (2020)

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