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The Mindful initiative—Mindful magazine, mindful.org, conferences, meetings, advocacy and more—is about helping the mindful community build stronger connections and about inviting more people to join in.
Interest in mindfulness is rapidly expanding; now is the time to support it. Given the strength of the scientific evidence and also the diversity and power of the people who are embracing it—from boardrooms to Congress to labs to the US Marines—this interest will continue to grow, perhaps exponentially.
Our goal is to establish the Mindful initiative now so that as interest continues to scale up, we will be a strong voice to help mindfulness enter the mainstream in an authentic and genuinely beneficial way.
Some things we thought you might like to know:
We’ve launched and it’s going really well.
We've launched Mindful, mindful.org—and more—and it's a great success. Our partners, mindfulness champions, and readers have spoken, and we're bowled over by the positive response. The magazine's launch has surpassed our budget projections, and the feedback from the public has been tremendous. Mindful magazine has exceeded our expectations in both subscriptions and on newsstands across the country (both Barnes and Noble and Whole Foods have already increased their orders, in fact).
Mindful is more than a print magazine and a website.
We’re more about social enterprise than being a media company. Our goal is to foster awareness of the emerging interest in and research about the benefits of mindfulness, and we use our media expertise to do it. We think these practices can help develop healthy individuals, healthier relationships, and a more caring and compassionate society.
We are a nonprofit with an entrepreneurial approach.
The Mindful initiative, including Mindful magazine, mindful.org, and more, is the work of the Foundation for a Mindful Society, a US 501(3)c tax-exempt organization. We are mission-driven but we are committed to sound business practices. Our business plan calls for a sustainable operation in the third or fourth year, once we’ve raised our start up investment. We’ve raised $1.2 million and are seeking an additional $500,000 in order to achieve sustainability.
Donate today and learn more about how you can support the Mindful initiative. Help us make the most of the 1440 Foundation’s generous Matching Grant.
1440 Foundation is a leader in bringing authentic mindfulness-based practices to benefit individuals, relationships and our society. Their $40,000 2013 Matching Grant to the Mindful initiative represents one aspect of their ongoing support for us, and for building a strong and transformative mindfulness community.