SOCIAL IMPACT SPECIALIST
SARAH HAMILTON, MPA
INTRODUCTION: SHORT BIO
Recognized as a “Social Impact & Community Engagement Expert” by Forbes and named a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine, Sarah Hamilton, MPA is a social impact specialist with expertise in nonprofit, advocacy, and philanthropic initiatives. Sarah has consulted on social impact initiatives from the nonprofit, government, private sectors and for prominent public figures including Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and Shirin Ebadi.
Appointed by the U.S. Department of State to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Sarah was selected to represent the U.S. abroad on special impact projects identified by international embassies and nonprofit institutions. She is a member of the U.S.A. of the United Nations Association and a member and Emmy judge on Public Service Announcement Entries for the National Academy for Television and Science.
Sarah is the recipient of the "Women in Business Making a Difference Award" and received the presidential honors of the "Lifetime Achievement Call to Service Award." Sarah graduated summa cum laude with a master's degree in public administration and public policy. Her social impact expertise has been featured in the media on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, KTLA, Parents, Thrive Global, Best Life, Washington Informer and Forbes.
KTLA | Los Angeles, California
Special report 7pm
Celebrities, musicians and comedians including Jennifer Gardner, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams, Ciara & Russel Wilson, Alisha Keys, Jimmy Fallon, Dave Grohl, and Social Impact Specialist Sarah Hamilton raise funds, give back, and plead more virtual volunteers are needed in the COVID-19 crisis.
Yitzi Weiner is the Editor in Chief of Authority Magazine and has interviewed prominent figures including, actors, artists, sports players like Shaquil O'Neil, and Fortune 500 CEO's like Apple, and Virgin.
Photo: Hamilton (third from right), 2019 TEDx curator & producer meeting with TEDx Speakers post-event.
PARENTS | Christine Michel Carter with commentary from Sarah Hamilton
Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to Explain the Holiday to Kids
Did you know that this federal holiday is also a National Day of Service? Learn about this special holiday in January with Parent's guide to MLK Day.
The nonprofit sector is growing:
Why nonprofits should act now to leverage
FORBES| Sarah Hamilton | Social Impact Specialist
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.
The Coronavirus and the
Rise of the Virtual Volunteer
7 ways you can make a difference from
THRIVE GLOBAL| Sarah Hamilton | Social Impact Specialist
The Coronavirus limited our capacity to connect in person, but not our ability to make a difference. What do the Crisis Text Line, TEDx, The Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service & United Nations Volunteers
have in common? Virtual Volunteering.
Millennials Thriving in D.C. Study Shows
WASHINGTON INFORMER | Stacy Brown with commentary from Sarah Hamilton
"Millennials seek social change as part of their everyday lives and one of the best places to be for social impact is Washington, D.C.," says Sarah Hamilton, Social Impact Expert.
Here's What to Do If You
Can't Afford Therapy
Yes, you can be your own personal therapist.
BESTLIFE | Tehrene Firman with commentary from Sarah Hamilton
While the effectiveness of therapy has been proven time and time again, there are also ways to save money and find happiness on your own. Here are more than two dozen exercises that will improve your mental health without costing you a thing.
THRIVE GLOBAL | Interview of Sarah Hamilton
"To be an effective public service leader, you will need to be an innovative realist, rather than solely an idealist," says Hamilton.
~ 3 things society can do to address social impact problems.
~ 5 things I wish someone told me when I first started working in the field of social impact.
NBC 9 News | Denver, Colorado
Photos: Hamilton Social Impact Interviews and Ms. Colorado Philanthropy Campaign