A SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTING & MANAGEMENT FIRM

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

SPORTS

MUSIC | FASHION

LITERARY | PUBLISHING

TECHNOLOGY

POP CULTURE

HEALTH

SOCIAL IMPACT

WE ADVISE PEOPLE & BRANDS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We are a social impact consulting and management firm that specializes in the media, entertainment, and sports sectors engaging with leading influencers, elite athletes, artists, social enterprise, startups, nonprofits and powerhouse brands to change the way people think about and respond to social issues. 


We are respected managers, experts and thought leaders on the intersection of business/sport/entertainment and social impact. We advise elite athletes, artists, producers, writers, showrunners and many Fortune 500 companies like, ABC/Disney, AT&T/DIRECTV, NBC Universal, ESPN, Google, Netflix, Facebook, and Prudential Financial on integrating social responsibility and content with successful business strategies. 

WHAT IS SOCIAL IMPACT?

From youth driven initiatives to healthcare access, from sustainability to human rights, social impact is a significant positive change that addresses a pressing societal challenge. Business and civil society play a vital role in transformational change, and its leaders must engage the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as well as diverse disciplines.

We are experienced social impact and social enterprise advisors and consultants who develop and implement strategies for powerhouse brands, start-ups, valued institutions and influencers addressing critical social and development issues that matter.


We are not your typical consultant or advisor. We are daring and impatient issue advocates and changemakers who are determined to help our clients drive impact and leave a legacy of postive change that is sustainable for future generations. 


We use strategic business planning, communications, research and issue advocacy to help clients achieve a legacy of positive change.


We excel at bridging cultural influencers, powerhouse brands, funders and coalitions to create sustainable social impact for our clients.


We guide our clients in the public, private, and social sectors to become a catalytic force to meet societal challenges. We create new solutions with clients and help evolve those critical solutions from concept to scale. 


We focus on designing and building effective solutions, strengthening linkages between sectors, quantifying and communicating impact, and mobilizing and strengthening the fast-evolving ecosystem of players—to ultimately help move both the organization and society from aspiration to real impact that is sustainable for the long-term.


WHAT WE DO

STRATEGY

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We work with our clients to develop research-based strategies and rigorous social impact campaigns, communications, fund development and operations plans.

CREATIVITY

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We provide the ideas and solutions, from a messaging breakthrough to a new campaign framework to inspire action and to drive positive and sustainable change.

EXECUTION

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Our diverse and experienced teams can scale issues. We serve our clients at the local, state, national and global levels to achieve social impact and a legacy of positive change.

We Work with some of the most influential brands

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WE BELIEVE

We Believe Deeply In Innovation and Working As A Team

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We believe that real social change requires careful planning and a well executed strategy, innovation, collaborative partnerships, appropriate resources, an effective communications plan, creativity, disruption and complex problem-solving strategies.  


We serve as thought-partners, change agents, strategists, advisors and all around team players as we work together with our clients to move their work forward.

WHY DLM IMPACT?

WE'RE EXPERIENCED

WE'RE SUPER-CONNECTORS

WE'RE TRUSTED PARTNERS

We're results driven

DLM Impact Partners is celebrated for developing quality work and delivering impactful results. Designed for the modern marketplace, our ability to engage cultural influencers and partner with well-established and emerging talent and brands, has earned us the trust and respect of our peers. DLM Impact continues it's mission to help make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. It's one of the core reasons we are known for our history of crafting highly effective creative and strategic solutions that produce significant social, cultural and business results.

WE WORK WITH

BUSINESSES & POWERHOUSE BRANDS

We work with leading social enterprise, corporations, powerhouse brands, start-ups, technology leaders, and sports & entertainment businesses to maximize social impact while increasing their bottom line revenues  and brand reputation.

NONPROFITS | NGOs | INSTITUTIONS & CAUSES

We work with leading nonprofit organizations committed to social impact. Regardless of the cause, we approach each issue strategically with a mission-driven purpose and passion that results in real transformation.

MANAGEMENT | INDIVIDUALS & CULTURAL INFLUENCERS

From entrepreneurs to sports and entertainment celebrity, we work with passionate and committed individuals who have the personal, financial and/or social capital to champion meaningful causes and ideas.

ISSUE ADVOCATES & CHANGEMAKERS | PROBLEM SOLVERS | POLICY MAKERS

We are not your typical consultant or advisor. We are innovative, daring and impatient issue strategists who are determined to help our clients drive impact and leave a legacy of positive change that is sustainable for future generations. 


From the private and public sectors to the entertainment and sports industries, we leverage every resource available to produce outcome-driven and groundbreaking solutions for our clients.

  • Strategic Insight & Development
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Impactful Results

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVES

We have long worked at the intersection of sports, entertainment and social change. As a leading  advisor to global changemakers, we have become a respected and trusted voice for the LGBTQ community.  With a keen focus on equality and inclusion we advise powerhouse brands, executives, athletes/coaches and cultural influencers to ensure that the opportunities and dreams are the same for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. 

LEADING MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVES IN THE U.S.

We collaborate with the nation’s leading public-private partners to advance national priorities and create groundbreaking solutions that transform communities and access to healthcare. 


We are currently working with some of the biggest influencers and brands in the media, entertainment, sport, technology and music industries.  


New updates coming soon.

MANAGING CONSULTANT | ADVISOR

DAVID MCFARLAND

David is an accomplished executive, strategic advisor, award-winning producer/writer for film & television, and sought-after public speaker. In his work, David brings together cultural influencers, powerhouse brands, funders and coalition partners not just to create groundbreaking original content, but also build sustainable movements that deliver social impact and measurable value across media platforms/product portfolios. 


His demonstrated successes build on decades of experience in business, social impact and media & entertainment. Most recently, David created and executive produced the critically-acclaimed AT&T Original feature documentary film, Alone In The Game, which explores the challenges facing LGBTQ athletes at the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels. The film world-premiered at the prestigious AFI-DOCS Film Festival in 2018—followed by its network premiere on AT&T’s Audience Network and DIRECTV, and an official selection by major film festivals throughout the U.S. and internationally. 


Through his firms DLM IMPACT PARTNERS and DLM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, David is creating visionary companies that inspire social change and leverage purposeful stories, campaigns and compelling new ideas that connect with socially conscious consumers offering partners and clients tremendous opportunities that enhance brand value, while moving people to action. After years of media and entertainment experience, David understands that bold, well-told stories wield significant power. He has the creative acumen to tell stories on the issues that matter, the respect of the artistic and business communities, and the entrepreneurial talent to advance these stories by any means possible throughout the world. 


David is a respected expert and thought leader on the intersection of business/sport/entertainment, mental health/suicide prevention and social impact. He has advised ABC/Disney, AT&T/DIRECTV, NBC Universal, Google, ESPN, Prudential Financial, and other Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits on integrating social responsibility with successful business strategies. 

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DLM IMPACT PARTNERS

A SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTING & MANAGEMENT FIRM

HEADQUARTERS: LOS ANGELES, CA