Lindsay Mullen is co-founder and CEO of Prosper Strategies, the leading 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 nonprofits and foundations that are committed to solving some of our country’s and the world’s greatest challenges in the areas of education, environment, healthcare, homelessness, workforce development, social services and more. She is passionate about working with organizations to redefine and reimagine their brands, strategic plans, marketing and fundraising strategies so they can drive more mission impact.
Lindsay is skilled at the creation of transformative strategies. She recently worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where she led the development of the organization’s strength-based communications approach and provided movement-wide training. She was at the helm of significant rebranding projects for organizations including Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates) and Ignite (formerly Teen Living Programs). 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. She also facilitated the development of a global, network-wide strategic plan for Serious Fun Children’s Network, started by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and has developed awareness and fundraising campaigns to drive growth for foundations and associations, including the United Way of Metro Chicago, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.
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. She serves as the chair of the board of directors for Ignite.
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.