Since 2004 we've worked with dozens of innovative nonprofits, foundations, citizen groups, social entrepreneurs and thinkers at the intersection of progressive issues, media, arts and culture, socially responsible business and big ideas.



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Asia Society

Gates Foundation-funded AIDS in Asia inaugural event — a high-level policy forum with panels in New York and New Delhi

 

Bard Center for Environmental Policy

the CEP's Power Dialog is organizing conversations in every state capitol in April 2016 between students and the top state regulators charged with addressing climate change and enabling the 30% cuts in pollution pledged by the US in Paris in 2015

 

Brooklyn Public Library

fifth largest library system in the US with 60 branches and 43,000+ public programs

 

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)

leader in several emerging movements helping to build the New Economy, one that is community-based, green and fair, and is creating meaningful economic change at the grassroots level

 

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

works to establish social and emotional learning (SEL) as an essential part of education -- founded by renowned psychologist/author Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) and educator/philanthropist Eileen Rockefeller Growald

 

Dalai Lama

2003 and 2010 New York visits sponsored by Gere Foundation and 2006 visit to Shambhala Mountain Center

 

ForestEthics

media support for"Victoria's Dirty Secret"and other corporate mobilization campaigns targeting environmentally destructive catalog practices

 

George Clooney

trip to Sudan to raise awareness of genocide in Darfur

 

GreenerChoices.org

free guide from the nonprofit Consumers Union, publishers of Consumer Reports, that offers reliable and practical advice on how to be a more environmentally friendly consumer

 

Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation

promotes balanced, market-based solutions that lead to enhanced agricultural entrepreneurship, rural economic growth, and community enhancement

 

International Campaign for Tibet

Richard Gere and US Ambassador Sichan Siv media op with Tibetan hunger strikers at the United Nations in NYC

 

Local Economies Project / New World Foundation

supports vibrant, interconnected communities that are powered by the people who live there, mostly through the lens of food and farming

 

Mind & Life Institute

2007 "Mind and Life XV: Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Treatment of Depression" conference with the Dalai Lama at Emory University (with Baran Communications)

 

MoveOn.org

2004 "Town Hall on Global Warming and Hollywood’s 'The Day After Tomorrow'" in NYC with Al Gore as keynoter

 

New York City Financial Network Action Consortium (NYCfNAC)

promotes access to financial services and credit for low-income residents through a network of the city's leading community development credit unions

 

Ogilvy & Mather's Brand Integration Group (BIG)

creative naming development for American Express and writing support for Coca-Cola global visual rebranding

 

Rainforest Action Network

RAN has been called “some of the savviest environmental agitators in the business” by The Wall Street Journal and “mosquitoes in the tent” of corporate America by Fortune

 

Rippel Foundation / ReThink Health

exploring new health paradigms that embrace the wholeness of the individual, the power of science, the globalization of medicine, and the challenging dynamics of our current health care system

 

Shambhala Mountain Center

2006 visit of the Dalai Lama and 2007 "Courageous Women, Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer"

 

Taproot Foundation

engages teams of highly skilled professionals in pro bono work to help local nonprofits increase their impact

 

Two Twelve Associates

design firm that seeks sustainable solutions to problems of wayfinding, information and visioning: “public information design”


Books + Films + Such


ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

actress/model/activist Yangzom Brauen's 2011 multi-generational portrait of three strong, determined women that was an instant bestseller abroad, spending more than 40 weeks on the Spiegel Bestseller list in Germany and Switzerland (St. Martin's Press)

 

Arctic Tale

2007 epic live-action wildlife adventure film that explores the vast world of the Great North and the threat it now faces from climate change — from Paramount Classics (An Inconvenient Truth) and National Geographic Films (March of the Penguins)

 

AWAKENING THROUGH LOVE: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness

Boston College professor and Tibetan Lama John Makransky adapts Buddhist practices of love, compassion, and wisdom to make them freshly accessible to Westerners: in personal life, work, service, and social action — foreword by bestselling author Lama Surya Das (Wisdom Publications)

 

Body of War

critically acclaimed, festival-winning film about an antiwar hero from legendary talk show host Phil Donahue and award-winning filmmaker Ellen Spiro — named “Best Documentary of 2007” by the National Board of Review

 

A Brief History of Disbelief

3-part TV series with acclaimed British polymath Jonathan Miller — a highly intelligent and rational journey through the highly divisive topic that originally aired on the BBC and aired in the US on PBS stations

 

BUDDHISM FOR BUSY PEOPLE: Finding Happiness in an Uncertain World

a bestseller in Australia and launched in the US summer 2008, a uniquely accessible professional development and personal growth book, memoir, and Buddhist primer in one; from David Michie, corporate communications consultant, novelist, longtime meditator (Snow Lion Publications)

 

Byron Katie

hailed by Time magazine as "a visionary for the new millennium," Katie's book A Thousand Names for Joy connects the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching with her own method of self-inquiry, The Work, and is a portrait of the awakened mind in action

 

COMING CLEAN: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal

an engaging, hopeful citizen activism guide to solving the climate and energy crises from Michael Brune, the then-executive director of Rainforest Action Network, current ED of Sierra Club (Sierra Club Books)

 

DEADLY SPIN: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans

Former CIGNA head of communications Wendell Potter's book is not only an exposé of health insurers but a stark warning that corporate spin is distorting our democracy (Bloomsbury Press)

 

Inner Splendor Media

"Music for Deep Meditation" series of three recordings especially engineered with authenticity to still and nourish the mind

 

Knocking

Anderson Cooper (CNN) called this award-winning 2007 PBS Independent Lens documentary "riveting and illuminating"; explores the often-misunderstood world of Jehovah's Witnesses, putting religious fundamentalism and the Culture War in a new light

 

My Reincarnation

epic father-son drama spanning two decades and three generations, exploring spirituality, cultural survival, identity, family, growing old, growing up, faith, meditation, Buddhism — and past and future lives; follows the renowned reincarnate Tibetan spiritual master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Italian born son, Yeshi

 

The Mystery of Love

2006 PBS documentary that put love on the public agenda — from the producers of Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

 

A PUBLIC BETRAYED: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West

Adam Gamble and eminent Japanese media scholar Takesato Watanabe find disturbing parallels between the US media and Japan's corrupt, biased, and sensational media culture

 

You Don't Have to Be Buddhist to Know Nothing

collection of thoughts and quotations on the concept from Joan Konner, longtime Bill Moyers producer and former dean of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (Prometheus Books)