We Help You Grow in

Relevance, Revenue & Impact

Many faith-driven and socially responsible organizations are stuck and don’t know why or where to go next. Don't Let COVID-19 dictate your future. We can help.

We Get It

Hi, this is Marc Stein and I am the founder of Culture Bender. I am a Jewish businessman turned Jesus follower.

I have been very fortunate in business but my heart is pulled towards helping people. First, as a donor, then in various nonprofit executive roles, then as a consultant and advisor to other nonprofit leaders and organizations, and most recently, as board member and social entrepreneur.

During my tenure as a nonprofit leader, I noticed a severe shortage of innovation and creativity in the nonprofit community.

I know first-hand how hard it can be to lead and succeed in this environment. I, also, know that you can achieve what you have been called to do…when you have the right tools and talent to help you.

To consistently exceed expectations through new relevance, revenues and impact, we have assembled a team of proven practitioners and interim executives to help overcome individual or organizational challenges and/or unlock best opportunities on an as needed basis.

That is also why I helped co-found The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence (our friends call us “The Center”), an orchestrated network bringing together nonprofits, funders, and professional experts where accepted best practices and proven industry standards can be measured and improved. Our main tool for this is OpX360®, the smart online suite to help nonprofit organizations measure and improve their operational effectiveness fast so:

  • Nonprofits can learn their current operational levels and know exactly what to do next;
  • Funders can gain increasing confidence in the nonprofits they fund; and
  • Industry experts can better serve the nonprofits community.

Through best practices and innovation, nonprofits, funders and industry experts can work better together for the greatest impact.

I am always interested in discussing new opportunities, projects and offerings. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. I look forward to talking with you.

As my gift to you, I will personally match you with the best qualified individual to help you meet your objectives — saving you time and money. Only the finest, proven practitioners and executives are selected to serve.

Let’s talk. Schedule an appointment now. 

You Can Be the Difference Maker

You can consistently exceed expectations. Talk directly to Culture Bender Founder, Marc Stein about what you would like to accomplish. No obligation, just conversation.

Ongoing Projects

The Global Center

The Global Center

Helping Nonprofits, Funders and Industry Experts work better together for greater impact. OpX360® resides here.

OpX360® Smart Tools

OpX360® Smart Tools

Combining best practices and a little artificial intelligence to help Nonprofits learn and improve their operational effectiveness.

Referral Rainmaking

Referral Rainmaking

For professionals and other service providers to grow their businesses through client and professional referrals.

It’s Your Day Cafe´

It’s Your Day Cafe´

People who frequent It's Your Day Cafe´ care about Health, Family, Work, Home and Leisure. Practical ideas for Better Living.

Cristo Currency

Cristo Currency

Innovative blockchain funding of international ministries and missionaries through Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Bible Times Publishing

Bible Times Publishing

Home of Bible Times in Riddles and Rhymes helping grandparents share their faith with their children and grandchildren.

What Others Say

  • I think it is arguable that your work, particularly on the Irresistible Church series could be considered among the most significant contributions to the furthering of disability ministry in the past 10 years.

    Jeff McNair, Ph.D. | Director, Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability
  • Your Culture Bender Briefings are pebbles of thought that break the surface waters of the mind....It always succeeds in disrupting the still places in my own thinking and helps keep my mind fresh.

    Brian Shun | CEO, Thinkify
  • Based on your recommendations, I’m pleased to report that our new Dean of the Seminary (one of my two positions) will arrive in June. That leaves me with one job, and my new list of major priorities has 3, instead of 2 sets of 7, items.

    Wade Mobley | President, Free Lutheran Schools

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