Jacklyn Lindsey knows more about kindness than any living human.
Her organization, Kindness.org, seeks to be the singular authority on kindness, including scientific research on the benefits and results of kindness.
Her goal is to catalyze more kindness everywhere. Her theory of change concludes that all social problems–even environmental problems–can be positively impacted by greater kindness.
Be sure to watch the full interview with Jaclyn in the player at the top of this article.
Interview with Jaclyn Lindsey, the Co-founder & CEO of Kindness.org.
The following is the pre-interview with Jaclyn Lindsey. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
For-profit/Nonprofit: 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Revenue model: Through donations with an intention to expand to fee for service
What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?
There was a gap between research and how to translate the results into real-world application. We exist to take academic findings and develop tools and programs to effectively and measurably contribute to a kinder world. The real problem is that there are many issues plaguing our society from bullying to loneliness to stress at work all of which have a profound impact on our mental health. Our research has shown that a kind act is one of the most effective ways to simultaneously improve the well-being of you and another individual. Kindness also effects your happiness and contributes to lower stress. Everything we do is geared towards motivating people to choose kindness more often, to make it their default when possible.
More about Kindness.org:
At kindness.org, we integrate the science of kindness into the structures of our lives. Our mission is to educate and inspire people to choose kindness. Kindness is a choice, and so our work is about making it easier and more available for us to choose kindness in our everyday lives.
Jaclyn Lindsey’s bio:
Jaclyn Lindsey, co-founder and CEO of Kindness.org, is a strident believer in kindness as one of humanity’s greatest assets. Recognizing this unique moment in history, a moment in which we can now leverage altruistic science, technology and a global network to bring kindness to the forefront of society, Jaclyn co-founded Kindness.org. By building an awareness of kindness into our social structures, such as work, school and online, a scalable model for social change can be made. Using research and learnings, Jaclyn and her co-founders designed Kindness.org to inspire communities around the world with the power of kindness. On the local level, their workplace and educational programs are designed to cure our isolationism, bridge our differences, and eliminate bullying from within our communities. From the 2017, NGO Expo to NBA’s headquarters, Jaclyn can be found illuminating the role kindness can play in creating more happiness amongst us and within us. Prior to founding Kindness.org, she spent almost a decade in the NGO space, where she helped to raise more than $100M. Prior to launching Kindness.org, she served as the Director of Key Relationships for charity: water. In her role, Jaclyn saw firsthand how an out-of-the-box organization with top talent can create systemic and widespread change in the world. Currently, she sits on the board of Children in Conflict and is an advisor to Creative Mint and Expectful.
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