ready to take action for the greater good?

We help changemakers take action for the greater good

with award-winning social impact solutions for mission-driven results.

 

Our social impact initiatives include partnering in the Public, Private and Government Sectors with: ​

TEDx, L.A. Lakers & Olympic coach, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, athletes, ministers, CEOs, Emmy Winners,

Peabody Recipient, actors, physicians, professors, producers, nonprofit founders, government and humanitarian leaders.

​We've created social change in the areas of arts and humanities, education, mental health, medical care, at-risk & disadvantaged youth, human trafficking, hunger, homelessness, persons with disabilities, disaster relief, orphanages, peace initiatives and international humanitarian aid. Benefactions is proud to be chosen as a network partner with Billion Acts, The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate's Peace Acts Initiative.

 

With 20 years of award winning experience, what can we do for you?

SOCIAL IMPACT SERVICES

Our world doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change. We are driven by a mission for a world where everyone can make a difference. Whether you are in the Public, Private, Nonprofit or Government Sector, we focus on what's most important to you and your social impact priorities for strategic and effective social impact outcomes.
 

  • Mission-Based Marketing

  • Nonprofit Operations Consulting

  • Program Evaluation

  • Public Figure Social Impact Campaigns & PR

  • Social Impact Short Film and TEDx Production

  • Social Impact Nonprofit Campaigns

 
 

SPOTLIGHT 

SELECT SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS

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Award Winner Documentary including

Best Picture,

Best Documentary & Best Film Director

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE-LED NGO PEACEJAM

NOBEL LEGACY FILM SERIES

HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA 

ABOUT

From the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate-led nonprofit PeaceJam, The Nobel Legacy Film Series presents The Dalai Lama - Scientist. With extensive, rare, never before seen footage told through His Holiness's own words, discover The 14th Dalai Lama's lifelong journey into the world of science and technology, and the world-changing initiatives that followed. This Award Winning Documentary includes Best Picture, Best Documentary and Best Director, The Dalai Lama - Scientist is available to rent in 7 languages.

 

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT & OUTCOMES

  • Commissioned to author and design The Official Guide for Study and Discussion was authored and designed by Social Impact Specialist, Sarah Hamilton.

  • The Guide for Study and Discussion is now available worldwide to the public and universities film with the Film Screening License Kit.

Watch: The Official Trailer for the Award-Winning Documentary, including

Best Picture, Best Director and Best Documentary, The Dalai Lama-Scientist.

Watch: The Dalai Lama-Scientist premiere in India at the Drepung Monastery, the venue that His Holiness the14th Dalai Lama inaugurated that day to an audience of 10,000. 

TED & TEDx

ABOUT

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design -- three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our future.  The diverse audience of CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, such as Brene Brown,  Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, and Bono and can be viewed online at TED.com. TEDx (x = independently organized TED event) brings people together to share ideas worth spreading. TEDx combines live speakers and  TED Talks video to spark deep discussion and connection. TED provides general guidance, rules and regulation for the TEDx program.

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT & OUTCOMES

  • TEDx Production, Licence and Management of TEDx Event

    • Curation of speakers, securing production, video and audio team, securing event sponsors, ticket sales, budgeting, logistics, establishing timelines, event location scouting and acquisition, acquiring permits, managing risk, developing contingency plans, organize facilities, event decor and stage design, VIP Speaker rooms and gifts, catering, entertainment, transportation, promotional material, soliciting bids, managing vendor relationships, communications, negotiating contracts, press releases, media relationships, and compliance for TED licensees.

    • Accolades

  • TED Social Impact Article via Thrive Global for COVID19 Pandemic

    • TED New York headquarters Community Development Manager requested an article on Ariana Huffington's Thrive Global, to share TED's free resources amidst the COVID19 pandemic.

 

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“I was a barefoot township urchin.

I went to school where there were no desks. We sat on benches and when the teacher asked us to write, we knelt down on the floor and used the benches we had been sitting on as desks …. I wish Tutudesks had been available in my day!”

~Archbishop, Desmond Tutu

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU & THANDEKA TUTU-GXASHE

TUTU DESK

ABOUT

Over 95 million children in schools across sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a classroom desk and therefore prospect of compromised literacy development. In partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Education, the TutuDesk provides a proven solution to the classroom desk shortage crisis experienced in schools in developing countries as well as in disaster, conflict and refugee areas. For a child to become functional literacy (the ability to read and write) is almost impossible to achieve without a dedicated writing surface – a school desk.

 

TutuDesk offers children their very own workstation creating immediate, high impact and positive change in an instant, under any learning conditions. A unique and portable solution to disadvantaged children, TutuDesk offers a sense of worth, dignity and ownership, It is a proven solution to a literacy development and general infrastructure crisis. The TutuDesk Campaign aims to deliver at least 20 Million TutuDesk to learners by 2025.

 

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT

  • Strategic Planning and Social Impact Campaign Consulting

  • Public Relations and U.S. Campaign expansion

CHARLIE ROWE IS RAY WILLIAMS

Ray Williams, Producer & Manager who discovered Elton John and Randi Emerman, Executive Director Filmfest919 hold National Arts & Humanities Month Proclamation

NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH CAMPAIGN

FILMFEST919 & SCREENING OF ROCKETMAN WITH

MUSIC LEGEND RAY WILLIAMS

ABOUT

National Arts and Humanities Month brings awareness to create a national, state and local focus on the arts, film and the humanities and provides an opportunity for federal, state and local business, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts and humanities.

 

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT & OUTCOMES

 

  • Advocacy for the Arts and Humanities

 

  • Drafted the Official North Carolina State Proclamation for National Arts and Humanities Month. This proclamation was accepted and made an official Proclamation by North Carolina Governor Cooper in 2018 & 2019.

  • Campaigned for support of the importance of film, arts for FilmFest919. This festival showcases the first look at award winning films and the artists behind them, and gives audiences opportunities to engage with filmmakers, Oscar nominees and Winners through film screenings and lectures, and Q & As. In the festival’s inaugural year, FilmFest919’s films went on to win seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

 

  • Our campaign gained the support of North Carolina Governor Cooper and The State of North Carolina's rich film production history by writing a welcome letter for Filmfest919 brochure and North Carolina Legislative staff and the Secretary of State were in attendance at the festival.

 

  • At the screening of the Elton John biopic Rocketman, Social Impact Specialist Sarah Hamilton honored the work of Elton John's first manager and the man who discovered him, Ray Williams. Sarah presented Ray the Official Signed Proclamation from Governor Cooper. An audience Q & A with Ray and the film festival founders followed the Rocketman Screening.

JAMES JUDE COURTNEY

JAMIE LEE CURTIS

AS MICHAEL MYERS

ACTOR JAMES JUDE COURTNEY

MS.COLORADO SARAH MARIE

PUBLIC FIGURE SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGNS

ABOUT

James Jude Courtney is an American Actor, best know for his role playing the infamous Michael Myer in the #1 box-office hit

'Halloween' (2018) and 'Halloween Kills' (2020), staring Jamie Lee Curtis. James also starred in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Far and a Away', playing a boxer that fights Tom Cruise.

Ms. Colorado Sarah Marie 2020, first won Ms. Denver in 2019 before winning the state pageant and becoming crowned

Ms. Colorado in 2020, where she made it to the top 6 finalist at the National Pageant in Vegas. Sarah Marie is an advocate for health and an ambassador for the nonprofits Day Without Hate and The Lion's Project, both organization that provide mental health advocacy and awareness.

 

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT

 

  • Social Impact Campaigns (James Jude Courtney & Sarah Marie)

  • Charitable Appearances (James Jude Courtney & Sarah Marie)

  • Mission-Based Public Relations (Sarah Marie)

  • Nonprofit Private Foundation Consultation (James Jude Courtney)

“Sarah is phenomenal to collaborate with. If all of the world is a stage, we each have an opportunity to create a platform for change in our communities. Become a powerful agent for social change by working with Sarah. With 20 years of nonprofit & social impact expertise, she is a champion for those she works with and the causes they support. Through a mission-focused consulting project, Sarah successfully enabled me to expand my work with caused-related social impact projects and charitable causes."

         - James Jude Courtney | Actor, "Michael Myers" Halloween (#1 Box-Office Hit), Universal Pictures

“Sarah has completely transformed my social impact brand and expanded my media outreach immensely. Sarah advised collaborations for my platform of mental health awareness and advocacy.I'm so grateful for her brilliance in helping me increase my message, my reach, and expand my social impact projects. I recommend anyone who is seeking to make a difference, align strategically with nonprofits, expand your social impact reach, and gain positive public relations exposure, to work with Sarah."

         -  Sarah Marie | USOA Ms.Colorado 2020 & Health Advocate

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