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U.S. FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST
Recognized as a “Social Impact & Community Engagement Expert” by Forbes and named a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine, Sarah Hamilton, MPA is an award-winning public service consultant whose social impact projects includes Nobel Laureates Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka. Sarah was selected by the U.S. Department of State among 400 Americans as a Fulbright Specialist to represent the U.S. abroad on social impact projects identified by the U.S. Embassy and international institutions.
Sarah collaborates with changemakers from the private, nonprofit and government sectors on strategic, mission-driven social impact solutions at Benefactions, which was selected (among organizations like Google and Xcel Energy) as a network partner for Billions Act, the Nobel Peace Prize Peace nominated Initiative, led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Prior to consulting, Sarah's nonprofit roles included executive director of nonprofits and managing high-profile humanitarian international and U.S. initiatives with the DNC, RNC, American Idol and Bono's ONE Campaign.
Respected as social impact expert by the media, Sarah's expertise has been featured at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, KTLA, Best Life, Today, Authority Magazine, The Washington Insider, Ariana Huffington's Thrive Global, PBS’s Rewire, and Forbes.
Sarah's advocacy includes drafting Proclamations accepted by State Governors for “Nonprofit Awareness Month” and "Day Without Hate" for Colorado and “National Arts and Humanities Month” for North Carolina. For her commitment to public service and volunteerism, Sarah was awarded the Women' in Business making a Difference Award by Chamber of Commerce, and the “President’s Call to Service Award" from President Obama and the U.S. President's Council on Service & Civic Participation.
Her social impact through the arts includes, authoring the Nobel Peace Prize Legacy Film Series Official Film Guides for Study and Discussion for "The Dalai Lama-Scientist" and "Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free", produced TEDx, executive produced the social impact short film "Limbo" with Emmy-nominated director Lotje Sodderland. Sarah is a judge for the Emmy Awards in the categories of Public Service Announcements and Social Impact at The National Academy of Television Arts & Science.
Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude with a master's degree in Public Administration and emphasis in Public Policy from Drake University and completed executive education in Social Impact Strategy from University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is a member of The United Nations Association of the United States and active in the commitment to global engagement towards achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Sarah Hamilton, MPA
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Interview by Yitzi Weiner, Authority Magazine, Editor-In Chief. He has interviewed Authorities likes Shaq O'Neil, Jillian Michaels, Cal Ripkin Jr, Kelly Rowland, and Floyd Mayweather.
The nonprofit sector is growing:
Why nonprofits should act now to leverage
FORBES| Sarah Hamilton | Social Impact Expert
Creating more than just social impact, nonprofits have risen to become the third-largest employers in the U.S. economy. The growth of the nonprofit sector means stronger communities in terms of both human capital and dollars.
Why Boards Need Young Professionals and how to join
PBS REWIRE | Jamie Lynn Burgess with commentary from Sarah Hamilton
“While millennials and young professionals will gain leadership experience serving on a board, they also have a lot they can bring to the table," said Sarah Hamilton, a social impact and community engagement expert.