Lynne Twist is global activist, fundraiser, speaker, author, teacher, mentor and counselor, has devoted her life to service in support of global sustainability and security, human rights, economic integrity and spiritual authenticity. Lynn has raised millions of dollars, and trained other fundraisers to be more effective in their work, for organizations that serve the best instincts of all of us - to end world hunger, empower women, nurture children and youth, and preserve the natural heritage of our planet.
Ms. Twist, an original staff member of The Hunger Project in 1977, served as a leader of that international initiative for 20 years, including responsibility for raising the money necessary to support it and its programs. In that capacity, Lynne traveled the world, developing a keen understanding of the relationship of people to money, the psychology of scarcity and the psychology of sufficiency. Lynne Twist shares compelling stories and insights from those experiences in The Soul of Money: Transforming your Relationship with Money and Life, published by W.W. Norton in September 2003. Those ideas are the foundation of her inspiring symposium, Fundraising from the Heart, a professional development program for those in the field of philanthropy.