CALL TO SERVICE AWARD
U.S. Presidential Council on Service
U.S. FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST
Sarah Hamilton, MPA
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. Her consulting firm Benefactions was selected as a partner organization for Billion Acts - the 10-time Nobel Peace Prize nominated nonprofit initiative led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates.
Vetted and chosen as one of 400 Americans by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist, Sarah was selected to represent the U.S. abroad on social impact projects identified by the U.S. Embassy and international nonprofit and educational institutions. Sarah's consulting on public service initiatives have benefited the public through, local, state, national, international government, and nonprofit organizations. Her work has included social impact projects for Nobel Laureates Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu. Sarah’s advocacy work includes drafted Proclamations for National Nonprofit Awareness Month, Day Without Hate, Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, which were accepted by both mayors and governors, raised awareness and expanded city and statewide initiatives in Colorado and North Carolina.
Prior to consulting, Sarah's managed nonprofit humanitarian organizations where under her leadership received multi-millions of dollars in donations and became ranked at the highest level of Platinum Status from Guidestar, an independent charity ranking organization. Her high profile humanitarian nonprofit initiatives included partnering with South Africa Princess Zulu, the ONE campaign, celebrities, and bipartisan humanitarian efforts at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Sarah has advocated before state legislative committees representing vulnerable populations and victims of human trafficking to promote bipartisan policy solution, resulting in anti-human trafficking legislation. SF 2219 established state felonies of human trafficking for Iowa and provided affirmative defense for victims.
Sarah's philanthropic contributions have been recognized through local and national awards. She was awarded the prestigious United States "Presidential Lifetime Call to Service Award", recognizing her donated time of over 4,000 hours to nonprofit organizations. Denver Business Journal recognized Sarah as a "Professional Making their Mark", and she is recipient of the Chamber of Commerce "Women in Business Making a Difference Unsung Hero Finalist Award." Sarah’s social impact film impact work includes the roles of producer of TEDx, executive producer of LIMBO, a social impact short by Emmy nominated Director Lotje Sodderland, and author for Nobel Legacy Film Production documentary educational guides. Sarah is a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Science, where she serves as an Emmy Awards judge for the category of Public Service Announcements.
Respected as a public administration and social impact industry expert by the media, her expertise has been featured at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, KTLA, Best Life, Authority Magazine, The Washington Insider, Ariana Huffington's Thrive Global, PBS’s Rewire, and Forbes. Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude with a master's degree in public administration and public policy from Drake University. Sarah is a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the United Nation Association of the U.S.A.
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.