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Forbes Social Impact Expert

"SOCIAL IMPACT 
EXPERT"

Authority Magazine Social Impact Hero

"SOCIAL IMPACT
HERO"

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SARAH HAMILTON

SOCIAL IMPACT
CONSULTANT, EDUCATOR, & 
2X EMMY WINNING PRODUCER

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Sarah Hamilton is a social impact consultant, educator, and 2x Emmy winning producer. For nearly two decades, she has led changemakers to strategize, strengthen, and scale their social impact. Sarah has advised on multiple Nobel Peace Laureate-led Initiatives and served on Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu's nonprofit advisory board. Sarah is a former Delegate for United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women (CWS65), and was appointed to U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Her social impact films have won two Emmy Awards, four Telly Awards, Davey and Anthem Awards and numerous film festival accolades including Best Social Justice Film. Sarah is an instructor at Duke University where she teaches Nobel Peace Laureate Social Impact Film Studies, and a former producer for TEDx. She authored two 'Official Film Guides for Study & Discussion' for Nobel Legacy Films award-winning documentaries 'Dalai Lama: Scientist' and 'Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free'. Both films premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and over two million copies of the film guides have been distributed worldwide.

Sarah is the recipient of the United States "Presidential Call to Service Award" for her volunteer philanthropic initiatives. She has been recognized by Forbes as a "Social Impact Expert" and named a "Social Impact Hero" by Authority Magazine, and been featured as industry expert in the media on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, Parents, Best Life, The Washington Informer, Thrive Global and Forbes.

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Sarah Hamilton is a social impact consultant, educator and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. She began her career in the nonprofit sector advancing humanitarian initiatives for both grassroots and global social impact initiatives. Her leadership at nonprofits included managing high profile humanitarian aid and disaster relief events with public figures, such as Bono's One Campaign, Princess Zulu of Africa, American Idol's Chris Daughtry, and bipartisan efforts at both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions. After over a decade in the social impact field, Sarah became consultant for changemakers - including nonprofits, educational institutions, Nobel Peace Laureates, and public figures. She helps changemakers strategize, strengthen, scale, and storytell their humanitarian initiatives.

 

Sarah's Nobel Peace Laureate-led initiatives include consulting for PeaceJam (a nonprofit led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates), the Dalai Lama and the Honorable Shirin Ebadi. Sarah is a former Advisory Board Member for Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's nonprofit TutuDesks, and she has consulted on several humanitarian initiatives directly for Desmond Tutu's daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.

Appointed by the U.S. Department of State to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Sarah was selected to represent the U.S. abroad on social impact projects identified by the U.S. Embassy and international institutions. Honored for her work in the social impact field, Sarah was recognized locally by the Chamber of Commerce "Women in Business Making a Difference Unsung Hero Award," and she is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential honor "Lifetime Call to Service Award” for her volunteer commitment to philanthropic initiatives.

 

Sarah served as a Delegate for the United Nations Women's 65th Commission on the Status of Women. During the Commission’s two-week session, representatives gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for advancing women’s rights. Representatives discuss key global policies and emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Member States then agree on further actions to accelerate progress and promote women's rights in political, economic, and social fields.

As a Director and Producer Sarah's focuses on narratives that make a difference. Sarah's film accolades include two Emmy Awards,

four Telly Awards, and multiple film festival accolades including Best Social Justice Film. Sarah's work includes Day Without Hate a short film highlighting students mental health and peace initiatives following U.S. school shootings, and Immokalee: My Home a short film unveiling a migrant farm community's decades-long housing crisis and local nonprofits community-first solutions. Sarah is a former producer for TEDx, and an Executive Producer for the award-winning short social impact film Limbo by Emmy-nominee Lotje Sodderland, which screened at the 74th Festival de Cannes.

 

Sarah authored two 'Official Film Guides for Study & Discussion' for Nobel Legacy Films' award-winning documentaries 'Dalai Lama: Scientist' and 'Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free'. Both films premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and over two million copies of the film guides have been distributed worldwide.

 

Accepted by Mayors and Governors across the United States, Sarah's drafted city and state proclamations and advocacy have advanced causes such as Nonprofit Awareness Month, National Philanthropy Day, Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Arts and Humanities Month, Bullying Prevention Month, and A Day Without Hate.

 

Sarah is a social impact instructor at Duke University where she teaches a Nobel Peace Laureate biography film course. She has previously facilitated a nonprofit course developed by Stanford University for community health initiatives, and facilitated social impact educational events at University of Chicago and Cornell University.

 

Sarah graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in public administration and an emphasis in public policy, and graduated with honors with a bachelors degree majoring in sociology, anthropology with a minor in cultural studies. She has been recognized as a “Social Impact Expert” by Forbes and named a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine. Her social impact expertise has been featured in the media on NBC, ABC, CBS, KTLA, PBS, Parents, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Best Life, Washington Informer, & Forbes.​

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SOCIAL IMPACT HEROES:

How Sarah Hamilton works with changemakers from all walks of life to address some of our most urgent challenges

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