Showbiz Activists Enlist Advisors

Showbiz Activists Enlist Advisors

Feature on Global Philanthropy Group in Variety
"Global Philanthropy Group's roster of nearly two-dozen clients includes Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Jim Carrey, Shakira, John Legend and Ben Stiller, and they have been growing since they moved their operations from Seattle to Santa Monica a little more than a year ago."

Billionaires On Board: Nonprofits With The Wealthiest Directors

Billionaires On Board: Nonprofits With The Wealthiest Directors

Quote by Maggie Neilson in Forbes
Maggie Neilson of California’s Global Philanthropy Group helps philanthropists negotiate board positions for a living, and agrees that the super-rich are attractive for more than just their money.

Putting Star Power Behind Good Works

Putting Star Power Behind Good Works

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The New York Times
“The days of red carpet philanthropy are fast coming to an end,” said Trevor Neilson, a partner at the Global Philanthropy Group, a philanthropic advisory firm that has worked with stars including Shakira and Bono, who with the actor Michael J. Fox have been the godfathers of this more intense celebrity philanthropy.

Tough Times No Deterrent For This Ball

Tough Times No Deterrent For This Ball

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The New York Times
“Gaudy, red-carpet events are a dying model for charitable fund-raising,” said Trevor Neilson, a philanthropic consultant who has advised Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie and Bono on giving.

Fashion Designer Shares The Wealth

Fashion Designer Shares The Wealth

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The Wall Street Journal
“She’s one of the leaders of a new generation of philanthropists. ‘Watch,’ they said, ‘because it’s going to be exciting.’ And on top of all of that, she’s just really cool.”

Foundation’s Grants Key To Federal Aid

Foundation’s Grants Key To Federal Aid

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The Hartford Business Journal
Trevor Neilson, president, of Global Philanthropy, notes that the Giving Pledge is a historic development in American philanthropy history. 

It Isn’t Just The Wealthy Who Should Be Philanthropists

It Isn’t Just The Wealthy Who Should Be Philanthropists

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The San Jose Mercury News
Trevor Neilson of the Global Philanthropy Group called the pledges “a game-changer in the world of philanthropy,” particularly since it’s likely to inspire other wealthy donors.

Bay Area Wealthy Sign Up To Give Money Away

Bay Area Wealthy Sign Up To Give Money Away

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The San Jose Mercury News
The pledge does not represent a legal commitment and does not set any conditions on how the donors distribute their money — or how soon. But some experts said the impact may be significant.

Shakira Visits Phoenix Over Immigration Law

Shakira Visits Phoenix Over Immigration Law

Quote by Trevor Neilson in Salon
The Grammy winner was set to meet with Phoenix’s police chief and mayor to learn more about how the law will be implemented if it goes into effect this summer, said Trevor Neilson, her political and philanthropic adviser.

Gucci At TED 2010

Gucci At TED 2010

Trevor Neilson in SFLuxe
Gucci invited Mariane Pearl, philanthropic adviser Trevor Neilson and journalist Michael Massing to lead the discussion on how filmmaking and journalism can help promote tolerance, hope and progress.

Situation Report: Haiti

Situation Report: Haiti

Global Philanthropy Group Situation Report
The strongest earthquake since 1770 struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 at 4:53 p.m. 

Haiti Adds Resonance To Sundance Documentaries

Haiti Adds Resonance To Sundance Documentaries

Quote by Trevor Neilson in The New York Times
Despite the happy events of “A Small Act,” charity experts warn that donors should be wary of programs that claim to sponsor children in Africa.

How To Make Sure Your Donation Gets To Haiti Earthquake Victims

How To Make Sure Your Donation Gets To Haiti Earthquake Victims

Quote by Trevor Neilson for THV Television
“Think about the organizations that are most likely to get the dollar that you donate directly to the people of Haiti. That’s unlikely to be a small, local organization. That’s why the U.N. is such an attractive place to donate money right now, or the Red Cross.” 

Social Media Aids Efforts To Help Victims Of Earthquake In Haiti

Social Media Aids Efforts To Help Victims Of Earthquake In Haiti

Global Philanthropy Group in The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Global Philanthropy Group, which advises wealthy people on their giving, has started a campaign to ask celebrities and other donors it works with, such as Ben Stiller and John Legend, to use Twitter and Facebook to encourage giving to UNICEF. 

The 25 Best Givers

The 25 Best Givers

Global Philanthropy Group Report
The name of the game in philanthropy this year is to make your dollars go far – very far. 

Causes And Effects, Obama Era Reignites Stars’ Ferver For Lobbying

Causes And Effects, Obama Era Reignites Stars’ Ferver For Lobbying

Quote by Trevor Neilson in Variety
Trevor Neilson, president of the Global Philanthropy Group, which represents high-profile individuals and their causes, describes the emerging strategy as a “carrot and stick” approach: The orgs have the ability to inform their membership when specific local congressmen support the cause –and when they don’t.