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​We collaborate with changemakers from the nonprofit, government and private sectors

to achieve award-winning, strategic, mission-driven, social impact solutions.

 

Our social impact initiatives include partnering with: ​

 

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, TEDx, Olympic coaches, athletes, actors, ministers, CEOs, Emmy Winners,

Peabody recipients, 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 selected (among organizations like Google and Xcel Energy) as a network partner for Billions Act, the 8-time nominated Nobel Peace Prize Peace Initiative, orchestrated by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

SOCIAL IMPACT SERVICES

Our world doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change. Whether you are in the Nonprofit, Private or Government Sector, we focus on what's most important to your social impact priorities resulting in strategic and effective social impact solutions.
 

  • Mission-Based Marketing

  • Nonprofit Operations

  • Program Evaluation

  • Public Figure Social Impact Campaigns & PR

  • Social Impact Short Film and TEDx Production

  • Social Impact Nonprofit Campaigns

 
 

SPOTLIGHT 

SELECT SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECTS

Award Winner Documentary including

Best Picture,

Best Documentary & Best Film Director

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE-LED NGO PEACEJAM

NOBEL LEGACY FILM SERIES

 

Working with the 14 inspiring Nobel Peace Laureates lead PeaceJam's board, the PeaceJam Foundation developed the Nobel Legacy Film Series, documentaries highlighting the cutting edge work being done by these Laureates as they fight to create a better future for all of humanity. Each feature length documentary premiers at tat the Monte Carlo Festival and are available on DVD and to stream online including Amazon, Vimeo, and Google Play. The films are also made a permanent part of the PeaceJam Foundation's award-winning youth development curriculum that is implemented globally, inspiring youth to take action to address the most pressing issues of our time. The Official Guides for Study & Discussion are distributed worldwide through the films' screening licenses. Written by Sarah Hamilton, these educational guides provide film-specific information as a resource for viewers, film attendees and facilitators.

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 explore the world-changing initiatives that resulted. The film encapsulates His Holiness’ long but successful bridging of minds between the scientists and Buddhist scholars in the areas of Cosmology, Quantum Physics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience.

 

The Dalai Lama-Scientist premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and in India at the Dalai Lama inauguration to an audience of over 10,000. Critical reaction has also been strong. Winning over 40 awards include Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary and Best Director, and this documentary has been praised by Forbes, The Boston Globe, Elle.

The Independent Critic's review states: "The Dalai Lama - Scientist is a revelation, both transcendent and immersive, and humanizes The Dalai Lama in a way I've never witnessed on the big screen. It's beautiful to behold. An absolute must-see."

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

HIS HOLINESS, THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

The Dalai Lama-Scientist premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

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

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

SHIRIN EBADI

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SHARIN EBADI: UNTIL WE ARE FREE

The first Muslim woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran.

 

“Until We Are Free”, tells Ebadi's story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.tells of the struggle of one woman against the system.

 

Despite finding herself living under circumstances reminiscent of a spy novel, nothing could keep Ebadi from speaking out and standing up for human dignity. The Iranian government would end up taking everything from Shirin Ebadi, including her marriage, her home, her legal career, and even her Nobel Prize. The one thing it could never steal was her spirit to fight for justice and a better future for women.

 

This is the amazing, at times harrowing, and simply astonishing story of a woman who would never give up, no matter the risks.  This film is currently in post-production and will premier in 2020 at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

“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

 

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk is a globally recognized NGO. In partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Education, the TutuDesk provides the answer to the classroom desk shortage crisis experienced in schools in developing countries. Over 95 million children in schools across sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a classroom desk and the prospect of compromised literacy development. Tutudesk offers children their very own workstation creating immediate, high impact and positive change in an instant, under any learning conditions.

Benefactions was proud to consult for TutuDesk's mission of education, literacy and meeting the United Nation's Sustainable Goal Development in the the areas of DG4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equity, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10:  Reduced Inequities, SDG 13: Cliament Action, SDG 17: Partnership for the SD Goals.

 

 

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, License 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. 99% attendees gave a 5/5 rating from the TEDx Post-Event Survey.

 

ACCOLADES

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ACCOLADES

  • Thrive Global

    • Arriana Huffington Tweeted Praise for her "favorite tip"

    • Named Theresa Byrne, Martial Arts Expert and the first woman to earn the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor's      TEDx Talk "10 Most Meaningful Lessons You Can Learn From Watching TED Talks.

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TED at home

Lessons Worth Sharing:

Education, Community and Connection at Home Amidst Covid19

THRIVE GLOBAL | Sarah Hamilton | Social impact Expert

4 ways parents, educators, students and volunteers can learn & collaborate remotely with free resources from TED.

NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH CAMPAIGN

FILMFEST919

ROCKETMAN FILM SCREENING WITH

ELTON JOHN'S MANAGER LEGEND RAY WILLIAMS

ELTON JOHN'S MANAGER RAY WILLIAMS

& FILMFEST919 CEO RANDI EMMERMAN

CHARLIE ROWE IS 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.

ACTOR JAMES JUDE COURTNEY

MS.COLORADO SARAH MARIE

PUBLIC FIGURE SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGNS

JAMIE LEE CURTIS

AS MICHAEL MYERS

JAMES JUDE COURTNEY

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 beyond film to align with caused-related social impact projects and charitable causes."

JAMES JUDE COURTNEY |  Actor "Michael Myers" | "Halloween" Co-lead with Jamie Lee Curtis | Universal Pictures

"As Ms. Colorado, 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 | Ms. Colorado 2020 | Goodwill Ambassador for Day Without Hate

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