Lynne Twist - a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author — has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. She has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained 35,000+ fundraisers to be more effective in their work.
Lynne has spent more than three decades working in positions of leadership with many global initiatives including: ending world hunger, protecting the world’s rainforests, empowering indigenous peoples, improving health, economic, and political conditions for women and children, advancing the scientific understanding of human consciousness, and creating a sustainable future for all life.
An original staff member of The Hunger Project, (HTTP://WWW.THP.ORG) an organization started in 1977 to end world hunger, Lynne served as a leader of this global initiative for 20 years. During those years she created and managed the worldwide fundraising operation. The compelling stories and insights gained from her experiences inspire Lynne’s keynotes and workshops, and are the foundation for her award winning book, The Soul of Money.
Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money. She has reached tens of thousands of people through inspirational keynote addresses, workshops, and presentations at global conferences. Audiences for Lynne’s popular keynote addresses range from nonprofit organizations to wealth management firms such as Charles Schwab, Threshold Group, and Central Texas Estate Planning Council. Lynne has also spoken at numerous business schools, including Stanford Business School, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the University of Washington, and the University of Calgary.
Another area of expertise is coaching individuals and families of high net worth in the US and internationally regarding socially responsible giving and strategic philanthropy.
Ms. Twist co-founded The Pachamama Alliance (WWW.PACHAMAMA.ORG) with her husband and is the co-creator of the FourYears.Go. global media campaign (WWW.FOURYEARSGO.ORG). Lynne is President of the Turning Tide Coalition and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.
When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.