Getting $1.3 Billion Donated, Working with Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Hugh Jackman, & Bono, and other Secrets of the Convener Model
Lindsay Hadley, Episode #68/69
In 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. Lindsay raised $500,000 in pledges on FilmRaise for 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. Time Machine's platform is designed so that brands, events and charities can create custom campaigns to gamify the engagement of their communities.
Lindsay is the mother of two small boys and the wife of a loving and supportive husband. She prizes family and personal relationships over everything else.