EXPERIENCED, CONNECTED & TRUSTED PARTNER

David's family of social enterprise companies, clients and partners work synergisctally together to leverage resources that ensures value and cultural impact. We work strategically to bring innovative businesses and social issues to the forefront of culture and society to create impactful action and social change that's sustainable for the next generation.

my social enterprise companies

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WE ENTERTAIN, INSPIRE & EMPOWER

DLM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP is a multimedia company dedicated to creating entertainment and sports content that inspires and compels social change.​ 

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WE'RE MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL CONSULTANT OR ADVISOR. 

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.


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FINALLY, LIFE INSURANCE PROVIDED BY AN INNOVATIVE COMPANY THAT UNDERSTANDS THE NEEDS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY.

AEQUALIS is a new innovative company created to disrupt the conventions of the insurance industry. We are the first company in the U.S. to fully underwrite a standard life insurance policy for people living with HIV. 


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CHANGING THE CONVERSATION IN SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT

The voice for the athlete and sport professional, UESE is dedicated to advancing and achieving inclusion and diversity in sport and entertainment for the LGBTQ community.

UNITED FOR EQUALITY IN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT 

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CONSULTANT / ADVISOR

David is a social impact and business consultant specializing in the sport and entertainment sectors and advising powerhouse brands, cultural influencers, startups, valued institutions, nonprofits and changemakers.

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SPEAKER

David is a sought-after public speaker. He is a respected expert and thought leader on the intersection of business/sport/entertainment, mental health/suicide prevention and social impact.

More about my work

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DLM ENTERTAINMENT IS DEDICATED TO CREATING ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CONTENT THAT INSPIRES AND COMPELS SOCIAL CHANGE. 


DLM ENTERTAINMENT is a multimedia company dedicated to creating entertainment and sports content that inspires and compels social change. Founded by David McFarland, DLM’s content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around some of the most pressing global issues of our time. 


We collaborate with powerhouse brands and cultural influencers to reposition the role of relationships and culture to create social impact. We believe in the incredible power of authenticity propelling important stories to new heights. Through our films, music, digital content, social action campaigns and partners, DLM seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.

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DLM IMPACT PARTNERS  |  WE'RE MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL CONSULTANT OR ADVISOR.


We are experienced social impact and social enterprise advisors and consultants who develop and implement strategies for powerhouse brands, startups, influencers and changemakers addressing some of the world's most critical social and development issues.


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, elite athletes, artists, powerhouse brands, funders and coalitions to create sustainable social impact for our clients.

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AEQUALIS  |  FINALLY, LIFE INSURANCE PROVIDED BY A COMPANY THAT UNDERSTANDS THE NEEDS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY.


AEQUALIS is a enlightened company created to disrupt the conventions of the insurance industry. We are the first company in the U.S. to fully underwrite a standard life insurance policy for people living with HIV. We are also proud to provide many other insurance options for the LGBT community to help protect loved ones and business partners from unexpected loss while providing financial support and peace of mind. 


Our insurance products are designed to protect families, loved ones, and business interests. Equally important, we made it all possible by partnering with the most respected and financially secure global leaders in the insurance industry.

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UNITED FOR EQUALITY IN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT (UESE) IS A LEADING NONPROFIT DEDICATED TO ADVANCING AND ACHIEVING INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY.


As the landscape quickly changes, solutions and resources are needed to ensure equality in sport and entertainment for LGBTQ athletes and other members of the sport and entertainment community.


Along with it’s partners and expert advisors, UESE has proven to be a major catalyst for change, collaborating with key stakeholders and organizations in sport and entertainment to move from the passive notion of tolerance towards the active concept of acceptance to accelerate equality for all.


UESE fosters clear channels of communication between key segments of society as a tool for education, advancement, unity, development and equality for the LGBT community.  

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SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTANT / ADVISOR

CONSULTING POWERHOUSE BRANDS, CULTURAL INFLUENCERS, VALUED INSITUTIONS, NONPROFITS & CHANGEMAKERS 


David is a social impact and business consultant that specializes in the sports and entertainment sectors engaging with leading influencers, social enterprise, start-ups, valued institutions and powerhouse brands to change the way people think about and respond to social issues.

 

I am not your typical consultant or advisor. I am  an innovative and impatient change-maker who is determined to help my clients drive impact and leave a legacy of positive change that is sustainable for future generations. I use strategic business planning, communications, research, issue advocacy and a host of proprietary solutions and access to help clients achieve a legacy of positive change.


David has advised ABC/Disney, AT&T/DIRECTV, NBC Universal, Google, ESPN, Prudential Financial, and other Fortune 500 companies on integrating social responsibility with successful business strategies. 

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PUBLIC SPEAKER

David is a sought-after public speaker and lecturer. He is a respected expert and thought leader on the intersection of business/sport/entertainment, mental health/suicide prevention and social impact. 

MY WORK

Below is a select list of business and nonprofit clients as well as powerhouse brands that partner and contribute to my social impact work. 

This is a partial list.

Portfolio - clients | partners

ENTERTAINMENT & DIGITAL

  • AT&T/ DIRECTV
  • DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP
  • FOX
  • MTV NETWORKS
  • COMEDY CENTRAL
  • LIFETIME TELEVISION
  • NBCUniversal - COMCAST
  • TIME WARNER
  • COX COMMUNICATIONS
  • GOOGLE
  • FACEBOOK
  • SPOTIFY
  • FILM INDEPENDENT
  • THE ADVOCATE & OUT MAGAZINE
  • VARIOUS ENTERTAINMENT & DIGITAL MEDIA OUTLETS
  • MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING CONTENT PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, WRITERS & PRODUCTION COMPANIES

SPORTS

  • ESPN
  • NIKE
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
  • MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
  • INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
  • U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE / TEAM USA
  • NCAA
  • VARIOUS COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
  • ATHLETES, COACHES, SPORTS EXECUTIVES, OWNERS
  • SPORTS JOURNALISTS & MEDIA
  • MULTIPLE SPORT SPONSORS

NONPROFIT, NGO's, HEALTH & FITNESS

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS
  • NATIONAL ACTION ALLIANCE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
  • THE TREVOR PROJECT
  • GLAAD
  • HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
  • THE POINT FOUNDATION
  • COLORS LGBTQ YOUTH COUNSELING CENTERS
  • ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY
  • AEQUALIS FOUNDATION
  • UNITED FOR EQUALITY IN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
  • PRIDE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL
  • MULTIPLE FOUNDATIONS & NGO'S

FINANCIAL

  • AEQUALIS
  • PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL
  • MUNICH RE
  • CRUMP LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES
  • KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
  • eSURANCE
  • TOYOTA FINANCIAL
  • WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL
  • PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS
  • INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
  • INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS
  • VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS

GOVERNMENT

  • WHITE HOUSE*
  • OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES*
  • OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES*
  • UNITED NATIONS
  • U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCTION
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
  • CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
  • SAMHSA
  • VARIOUS LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL POLICYMAKERS

Note: * = Obama White House Administration

INFLUENCERS, ELITE ATHLETES, TALENT & MANAGEMENT

  • SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT TALENT
  • SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT/AGENTS
  • MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING CONTENT PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, WRITERS & PRODUCTION COMPANIES
  • CULTURAL INFLUENCERS
  • PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR EXECUTIVES