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 $24 million for social causes.
Hadley 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 three billion people worldwide. It is the largest charity event syndication to date.
In 2014 Hadley launched FilmRaise, an online platform that connects filmmakers, charities, and viewers for social change. She raised $500,000 in pledges on FilmRaise for some of the world’s top nongovernmental organizations, including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Malala Fund. The platform has been praised by Indiewire and Forbes as “innovative” and “inspiring.”
Hadley was selected as a winner in Utah Business magazine’s 2015 Forty Under 40 awards. She cofounded the tech startup Time Machine, which is designed so that brands, events, and charities can create custom campaigns to gamify the engagement of their communities.
Hadley 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.