Lindsay Mullen is co-founder and CEO of Prosper Strategies, the leading marketing consultancy for nonprofits, where she brings strategic vision and a growth mindset to the firm, its clients and their missions.
For more than a decade, Lindsay has worked with leading nonprofits and foundations that are committed to solving some of our country’s and the world’s greatest challenges in the areas of education, healthcare, homelessness, workforce development, social services and more. She is passionate about working with organizations to redefine and reimagine their brands, marketing strategies and messaging, so they become powerful tools that drive mission impact.
Lindsay spearheads the creation of transformative communications strategies for Prosper clients. She’s skilled at carefully crafting messaging designed to incite action among varied and unique target audiences and has done this for organizations including Teamwork Englewood, the Momentous Institute and the Great Books Foundation. She also helps nonprofits navigate complex communications challenges. For example, she worked with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to support communications strategies related to the lease of the architect’s archives and collections to the Museum of Modern Art. And, she develops awareness and fundraising campaigns to drive growth for foundations and associations, including the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.
Lindsay was at the helm of significant rebranding projects for organizations including Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates), Ignite (formerly Teen Living Programs) and One World Surgery (formerly SCA Medical Missions). She led collaborative efforts to select these organizations’ new names and identities. Additionally, she oversaw the strategies for communicating these changes, and their significance for mission advancement to clients, staff, donors, funders and members of the media.
In addition to her work at Prosper Strategies, Lindsay was instrumental in the launch of the nonprofit Challenge Detroit, a workforce development organization credited with leading the rebound of Detroit’s millennial workforce. She also spent seven years as the executive director of the Illinois Technology Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy organization supported by AT&T that was dedicated to creating more tech friendly policies in the state.
Prior to starting Prosper Strategies, Lindsay worked in public affairs at Chicago-based Resolute Consulting, and in public relations at Washington, DC-based Susan Davis International. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communications.