Spotlight: Lindsay Hadley

lindsay hadleyIn just ten years, Lindsay Hadley has become one of the most sought-after consultants and producers in the nonprofit sector. Early in her career, she facilitated dozens of international humanitarian projects in Kenya, Peru, Mexico, and Thailand. Since then, she has demonstrated her exceptional fundraising skills, raising more than $24M for social causes.

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). The Global Citizen Festival has featured Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer and garnered support from Bill Gates, Bono, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Larry King, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, 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 partners filmmakers with donors and top human rights organizations to raise money for worthy causes and raise the viewership of social impact films. The platform has been praised as Indiewire and Forbes as "innovative" and "inspiring."

Lindsay is co-founder of the tech start up Time Machine which was created to make the time we spend on our devices more meaningful and collaborative. Time Machine's campaign platform and native iOS and Android apps are a place where brands, organizations and people can come together to rally other around causes or movements they're passionate about.

Time Machine was launched in July 2015 in partnership with Imagine Dragons. Thousands have downloaded the app, taking action to benefit dozens of good causes and enter themselves in a sweepstakes to win prizes, including free tickets to the Imagine Dragons show and a VIP experience with the band. Over 150M+ people were reached thanks to this social media amplifying tool!

Since then, Time Machine has hosted campaigns by over 20+ partners including Feeding America, Costa Vida, NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young and more to help communities engage and take action on behalf of their favorite brands, events, causes and movements, all while qualifying for rewards.

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

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