TESTIMONIES

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

TEDx, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Athletes, L.A. Lakers & Olympic coach, Actors, Emmy & Peabody Winners, Physicians, Professors, Producers, Thought Leaders, Nonprofit Founders, Public Figures, Government and Humanitarian Leaders. Benefactions was selected as a partner with Billion Acts, a peace initiative from

the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate-led nonprofit PeaceJam.

 
​We are proud to collaborate for the greater good with people and organizations who are making a difference.
Here's what social impact leaders and changemakers have to say about partnering with us....

“SARAH IS FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH.

HIRE HER IMMEDIATELY.”

JOSH WOLL, PEABODY AWARD WINNER
 

"The Nobel Film Legacy Series in partnership with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate-led nonprofit PeaceJam, commissioned Sarah to author and design the Official Study and Discussion Guide for the documentary The Dalai Lama–Scientist. The Nobel Legacy Film Series highlights the cutting-edge work being done by these Laureates as they fight to create a better future for all of humanity.We were thrilled to partner with Sarah. She is a respected social impact consultant and accepted into the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Specialist program. Sarah’s work with the Official Guide for Study and Discussion is now available worldwide to the public and universities with the Official Film Screening License Kit. The study guide was well received, including gaining accolades from the Dalai Lama. Our experience was exceptionally good, and we are proud to recommend Sarah to others.”

DAWN ENGLE. Director, Nobel Legacy Films

Founder, Peacejam & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

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"Sarah, His Holiness has directed me to thank you profusely for your pivotal role in making the award winning documentary, The Dalai Lama Scientists, especially for the Official Guide for study and Discussion. He thought that the film was in line with his efforts to be the bridge between modern science and Buddhist science. His Holiness send his prayers and good wishes."

CHHIME RIGZING CHOEKYHAPA

Senior Spokesman and Private Secretary for the 14th Dalai Lama

Central Tibetan Administration

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"It is with great pleasure and a feeling of immense gratitude that I write this letter of recommendation, both personally and on behalf of The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign, for Sarah Hamilton, a truly extraordinary human being that I have the privilege of now calling a colleague and also a special friend for life.I  would recommend Sarah highly, as she not only has a heart of enormous compassion, but also for her true grit, utter determination and deeply focused drive to work towards making the world a better place - for all its citizens. I can say with complete conviction that any organization will be a far better one for having Sarah working with them and benefiting from her solid work ethic and deep compassion and humanity .... the Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign most certainly is."

THANDEKA TUTU-GXASHE

CEO, TutuDesks

Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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"I worked with Sarah with great success. She directed us in the exploration of launching a nonprofit to determine if it was right for my company. Sarah initiated our strategic planning, led us in finding clarity about our mission and define our goals . She helped us achieve a realistic picture of what it entails to start and sustain a successful nonprofit. She provided us with invaluable insight and resources. The amount of service and attention to detail was nothing short of remarkable. I have only the highest recommendation and hope you will choose her to help you."

DR. AMY WHEELER, PHD

Professor, California State University U.S. Olympic Team & L.A. Lakers Sports Psychology Consultant

"Working with Sarah will set you and your nonprofit up for success. She is a recognized expert and her professionalism and ability to translate the world of nonprofit expertise was phenomenal. From nonprofit regulations, board of director guidance, to policies and procedures, her instruction and expertise has provided me with a solid foundation for our Celebrity Poker charitable endeavors. If you want to maximize return on investments in resources for your mission driven cause, I recommend you work with Sarah."

JOSHUA ESCANDON

Producer, TV & Radio Personality

Celebrity Poker Live; Laugh Factory

"As a retired Police Officer & nonprofit founder, I proudly recommend Sarah. Second Chance Bikes could not be where we are today without Sarah.

She advocated for us at the Chamber of Commerce meetings with ease, gaining support from elected officials. Sarah is a trustworthy & respected expert and she cares about people & organizations. Working together, she guided us taking our passion from a project to a nonprofit. Sarah's development expertise, fundraising, and advocacy were invaluable."

POLICE OFFICER ERNIE CLARK
ABC 7 News Everyday Hero
Founder, Second Chance Bikes

"This country needs more active citizens like Sarah, and her principal and value to community based engagement. I'm thrilled to voice my highest support for her. Sarah's ability to encourage TEDx speakers to view their story through a lens of how they as citizens may contribute to society is a special gift few teachers have and Sarah has mastered. Sarah believes deeply in diversity, the sharing of stories that allows the listener an opportunity to open a new stream of awareness. She is committed to new narratives aimed at benefiting the community."

DANITA MASON HOGANS, MA
TEDx Speaker

Civil Rights Historian Duke University

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"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

"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 in Halloween" Co-lead with Jamie Lee Curtis Universal Pictures

“Collaborating with Sarah was invaluable. She championed our cause with community engagement, media exposure and consulted for us for strategic outcomes, including future planning for a 90 Day Board Plan. Through her work with us, she advocated for us at city and state levels resulting in her drafted National Day Without Hate Proclamations accepted as Official by the Governor and Mayor of Denver and  flags flown at the State Capital in honor of our work for peace and nonviolence. I'm thankful for Sarah's expertise, hard work to making our organization's dreams become reality.”

 

​ADAM BACA

Co-Founder, Day Without Hate

PeaceJam Nobel Peace Laureates "Call to Action Award" Recipient

"FilmFest 919's inaugural year films went on to win 7 Academy Awards. In 2019, Sarah's work with us gained us statewide exposure and recognition from the Governor. Sarah secured Governor Cooper's support by advocating the importance arts and film play in our state and local economies. She drafted the Arts and Humanities Month Proclamation which became official for North Carolina. Her work resulted in the Governor stating his support and writing a letter for our event program. Sarah presented the Proclamation at Filmfest919 to Elton John's manager, Ray Williams (pictured) and we could not be more pleased with our collaboration together."

RANDI EMERMAN

Executive Director, FilmFest 919

"As a producer, Sarah kept me on track during the TEDx entire process. She is highly knowledgeable and organized. From start to finish,I felt so proud and honored to be part of an epic TEDx event and everything went so smoothly. We could not have done it without Sarah's expertise. I hope to work with Sarah again and now consider her a friend and mentor."

NICHELLE SUBLETT, MA

TEDx Speaker

Women's Health Advocate

Mrs. North Carolina 2018

"Sarah is fantastic. Planning social impact projects requires research, patience and preparation. Sarah outfitted me with grant programs and grantee operational steps, drafted a grant proposal template, and provided resources to not only connect with, but vet organizations that create social impact.  Whether you are in the

pre-launch phase, or an established organization seeking to expand your mission, I'd recommend you hire her immediately."

JOSH WOLL
EMMY & Peabody Winner
JW Motion & Stills

"We were impressed working with Sarah and knew we were in trusted hands. Her instruction throughout the nonprofit start up process steps to be in compliance with state regulations made it clear and simple. Not only were we able to register as a nonprofit and secure a fiscal sponsor, we were able to clearly identify partners and plan our strategic growth. Because of our work together, we can fulfill our mission with confidence. Sarah is an asset to the nonprofit community and we are grateful to have partnered with her."

LANCE POWERS &

ALEXANDRA WIENER

Founders, The Stability Network

"If in fact you are the product of your 5 closest people to you, then I feel pretty blessed to have met and worked with Sarah. She was instrumental in guiding us through the nonprofit start up process forming our foundation. From guiding us how to draft our policies and procedures, operate effective board meetings, and providing us with education for nonprofit compliance, we were able to launch our charity with confidence. Through her public relations campaigns, I was featured in FORBES, which is an entrepreneur's dream."

 

SAMMY SHOEBOX MOSES

Global DJ for Sir Richard Branson

Co-Founder, The Foundlings

"As the former Mayor-Appointed Commissioner for the Denver Women's Commission, I have worked with a variety of social impact leaders and  Sarah is a respected expert leading the way for changemakers. Sarah has been a beacon of hope, guiding us as we began our nonprofit journey at the orphanage we were adopted from in the Philippines. The support and knowledge we gained working with her was amazing. We received comprehensive nonprofit internal policies, the ability to measure outcomes, and improve transparency. We achieved 2 awards through GuideStar and GreatNonprofits as a result. She also elevated my PR exposures through media appearances. You'll love working with Sarah!"

 

BRANDI SHIGLEY, CEO, Fashion Denver ;Co-Founder, The Foundlings

Former Mayor-Appointed Commissioner Denver Women's Commission

"Sarah was excellent at strategically connecting me with cause-related platforms through existing nonprofits, including become a corporate sponsor to support at-risk homeless youth. Exploring starting a nonprofit with the expertise of Sarah provided me the capacity to expand my philanthropic efforts. I was able to incorporate my nonprofit, and now have the resources, policies, and protocol to launch the foundation on my own timelines with a sustaible strategic plan."

JEFF SALZENSTEIN
Athlete, Retired Pro Tennis Player

Top100 ATP Wimbledon

CEO of Tennis Evolution

"Who you choose to collaborate with is important. Sarah stands out as a trusted community engagement and social impact leader. Sarah is an articulate champion of nonprofits. Our work together for over 8 years has been significant. I've worked with Sarah first as a corporate sponsor for a nonprofit she led, then selected her as a npo consultant for my organization, and later she was a Producer for my TEDx Talk. Sarah is both an empathetic, and effective and respected social impact expert. I would strongly recommend Sarah to anyone with a desire to make an difference."

THERESA BYRNE

Martial Artist & Defense Expert
SPIKE & ABC TV Host

Founder, InPower Foundation

Sarah is at the very top of my list of professionals that I would recommend for nonprofits and social impact initiatives. As a nonprofit co-founder & board member for purpose-driven community based NGOs, in the U.S. and in Africa, I was impressed working with Sarah. She provided consulting for multiple non profit initiatives and her expertise helped launch our nonprofit endeavors and community based initiatives to the next level.""

 

NICHOLAS RODRIGUES, MBA

Co-Founder, Apprenti.o

Board Member, Kibera Community Empowerment Organization

“Sarah was able to help our program expand and increase growth so much that we reached our 3 year goal in 6 months. I have found her to be an extremely polished, well prepared, dedicated professional. Her warmth and sense of humor allows people to readily identify with her. Sarah’s depth of knowledge, careful planning, dedication and creativity will be an asset for your organization.”

MELANIE HUIBREGSTE, RN, MS

Nurse, Board of Directors Member

Colorado Caregiver Consortium

“Sarah secured our medical refugee center, The Mango House, a corporate sponsorship from Gaia for our medical yoga program and connected us with instructors who would teach via donating their time, as well as secured donated furniture for our center. Sarah has an innate drive to see organizations that serve the community effectively succeed.”

DR PJ PALMER, MD

Physician & Director, Mango House

TEDxMileHigh Speaker

"The mission of Portrait Biographies™ is to capture a single exposed fine art portrait that allows viewers to interact with the journey of the contributor. Our collaboration with Sarah was impactful & empowering. Our exhibit "No Parking: A Portrait of Homelessness" raised funding to support homeless services, and created an opportunity for art to become advocacy. Sarah's professionalism, warmth, ability to effectively partner to execute successful social impact, advocacy, awareness, and fundraising is a 10 out of 10."

SARAH CURRY

Founder, Portrait Biographies

"Global Orphan Prevention found a valuable partner and resource for our nonprofit's growth with Sarah. She helped us expand our programmatic vision, track outcomes, created our first annual report, consulted on developing our operational policies and procedures, increased our media exposure, ultimately increasing our GuideStar status. Sarah helped us gained both knowledge and tools for growth that supported our nonprofit mission. I recommend your organization partner with her for effective mission-driven outcomes."

 

KATIE HILBORN, MA

Millennial Changemaker of the Year Founder, Global Orphan Prevention

“Sarah consulted with Tradecraft Industries to explore how a nonprofit could complement our business. From analysis, design & development, Sarah led us and provided a blueprint so our team could effectively evaluate constructing a nonprofit. As the Chairman of Denver Polo 2030 Children's Foundation, the nations largest charitable polo event, I can testify that Sarah is respected in the Denver community for her nonprofit management and social impact expertise."

 

BRYCE BALLEW

CEO, Tradecraft Industries

Chairman, 2030 Children's Foundation BMW Polo Classic

"Sarah is an expert who understands the nonprofit world and will eliminate obstacles that get between you and your mission. Working with her empowered our organization to have a strong foundation including operational policies and procedures, volunteer management, liability, board operations, and program management, so we can focus on making an impact for good. Without reservation, we recommend Sarah to any organization."

 

TIM ARGUELLO

Founder, Fox Street Compound

Nonprofit Resource Center

and Art Gallery

"Sarah was a pleasure to work with during the entire process of the TEDx Talk production. With each interaction, I was more and more impressed with her vision for the entire event. I felt supported and encouraged along the way. With all the many questions that come up in doing a TED talk, her willingness to find a specific answer to questions exemplified her heart of service and excellence. Through the course of the months of preparations, I felt I had gained a friend and an ally."

NATHAN CLENDENIN, MA

CEO, StoryDriven | TEDx Speaker

9-Time Emmy Award Producer

“Sarah is effective as a leader and has excellent ‘Cause Orientation’. She is articulate, informed, engaging and a clear communicator.  I found her to be an articulate champion of our cause. I have used Sarah to address both small and large groups in our organization (for nonprofit social impact causes). She spoke to nearly 1500 people at one of our events and did one of the finest 10-minute humanitarian presentations we have ever had.”

 

PASTOR GENE RONCONE

Chamber of Commerce:

Humanitarian of the Year

Pastor, HighPoint Church

“Sarah's character, accolades, academic and professional experience made her an ideal leader to represent the United States in nonprofit and social impact collaborations as a U.S. Fulbright Specialist Colleague. Additionally, her work for the Nobel Legacy Films, PeaceJam, (the nonprofit lead by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates) for The Dalai Lama - Scientist: A Guide for Study and Discussion, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Thandeka Tutu, speaks to her abilities and respect as an expert in the social impact field."

 

DR TAIT KELLER, PHD

U.S. Fulbright,

Professor & Chair, Rhodes College

“Sarah was truly an asset to our nonprofit organization. She exceeded every fundraising goal in grant writing and special event curation, in record-breaking numbers. Sarah’s successful partnerships across the state proved she was able to form relationships with diverse populations from rural farm towns to our metro city. Her compassionate nature was evident by visiting CF children who were in the hospital & by and attending their funerals, events which were not required by CFF. Our staff, families and funders knew that she held genuine care for those we served.”

LINDA PLAHN
Former Executive Director

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

“Sarah shined in her relationship building with our clients and volunteers. She organized our program and internal policies, developed a wonderful orientation manual for our volunteers, and worked well with our coalition partners. Sarah has done an outstanding job and is really a pleasure to work with.”

DIANE STOBNICKE, MA

Director of Northern Services

Colorado Division

Volunteers of America

“I worked with Sarah for several years, as an advisor, professor, and later as a supervisor at Drake's  Cultural Studies Department. Throughout Sarah has distinguished herself. She is a dedicated, driven and  responsible hard worker. She upholds the highest standards and welcomes challenging projects. She displays maturity, tact, imagination, and a high level of competence. She is a wonderful communicator and at ease in verbal and written context. Sarah’s success since graduation only underscores the depth of her character."

DR C RICHARD KING, PHD

Professor and Dept Chair

Drake University | WSU

“The partnerships Sarah cultivated and the events she directed resulted in the largest increase in our organization's history. Her efforts tripled our medical and humanitarian volunteers to over 10,000 per year. Her leadership and diplomacy to partner with a diversity of organizations, celebrities, politicians, corporations, faith-based organizations, and schools resulted in humanitarian programs thriving. Sarah makes a successful and positive impact with the organizations she works with while keeping their vision and mission at the forefront."

 

DR SHEKIRA OKI, PHD

Former Donor Relations Manager

World Vision International

“I marveled at Sarah’s role of a leader of a very necessary nonprofit that serves the homeless. Sarah has the ability to work with diverse individuals and organizations in a very positive way. She built a successful network of individuals and organizations for our nonprofit and represented us well in the media. The growth in grants awarded to us is a direct result of her attention to building a strong financial future. We could not ask for a better face for our organization. Sarah represented us in a professional and caring manner not only to our city but to all of the Front Range of Colorado, creating the ability for us to meet the needs of our clients and do it successfully.”

ROBERT SECKMAN, MA

Vice President, AWTN

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