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Episode #138

Lindsay Hadley

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Founder Of Hadley Impact Consulting Shares How She's Helped  Non-Profits Raise Billions Of Dollars For Charities

Guest Bio:

Lindsay Hadley has become one of the most sought-after consultants and producers in the nonprofit sector. Early in her career, she facilitated humanitarian projects in Kenya, Peru, Mexico, and Thailand. Since then, she has demonstrated her exceptional fundraising skills, raising more than $33M+ directly for her clients and has leveraged $Billions for causes through her campaigns and events. 

Lindsay was executive producer of The End of Polio Concert in Perth, Australia, and the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park two years in a row (2012-2013) and producer 2014. The Global Citizen Festival has featured the world's biggest music acts, Hollywood actors, and countless world leaders. The festival secured a live audience of more than 60,000, leveraged $1.3 Billion in new funding commitments, and reached more than 3 billion people worldwide. It is the largest charity event syndication to date.

In 2014, Lindsay launched FilmRaise, an online platform that connects filmmakers, charities, and viewers for social change. FilmRaise partnered with some of the world’s top NGOs including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Malala Fund who earn money for every view of the film on their behalf. The platform has been praised as Indiewire and Forbes as “innovative” and “inspiring.”

Lindsay was selected as a winner in Utah Business magazine’s 2015 FORTY UNDER 40 Awards. Lindsay co-founded the tech start up, Time Machine. Hadley Impact Consulting worked on the first ever social impact fund partnered with the Vatican called the Laudato Si Challenge. Lindsay is a founding partner of the LSC and Executively Produced the first ever Demo Day at the Vatican. Lindsay is also the founding development consultant for United for Global Mental Health. 

Lindsay is the mother of 3 boys and the wife of a loving and supportive husband. She prizes family and personal relationships over everything else.



Show Notes


  • Introduction (1:49)

  • What started the venture that has led to creating billions of dollars (2:15)

  • Finding a niche with adding value (5:35)

  • Raising over 118 million and renting out central park (7:23)

  • Building a global presence to ignite fundraising (14:53)

  • The power of collaborating for a better world (25:17)

  • Putting yourself in a place to help (29:15)

  • Projects that Lindsay has been apart of (39:19)



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