Non-profit organizations must rethink their public face every few years and seriously consider a major rebrand once a decade. Creative focused disruption is a necessary part of growth and vitality.
Mindfulness has gone mainstream and nowhere is it more popular than Silicon Valley. The tech world has embraced mindfulness as a kind of mental fitness and productivity tool. Many of the leading companies offer various mindfulness programs to all their employees, meditation rooms are now common, so meditation is now way out of the closet. So it was exciting to work on the June 2015 tour for Matthieu Ricard’s new book, Altruism.
For the last three years, I have been waging annual quiet efforts to make sure that LGBT leaders and organizations are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Committee has recognized the human rights of women, children, Tibetans, Chinese, and Burmese, but never LGBT citizens. It is time for the Committee to do the right thing and amend this oversight.
Elizabeth Glaser founded the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and become a fierce social activist, and one of the most famous women in America. I became a trusted advisor, handling the communications for the family and the Foundation. Here are excerpts from Elizabeth’s book, In the Absence of Angels: A Hollywood Family’s Courageous Story, published in 1991, which recounts some of our history working together.