Hearts & Minds - Information for ChangeSM
info on who we are
What follows on this page
is a vision statement written in our early years. It still says a lot about
the basic thinking behind all we do, but here's more info on our priorities:
Poverty, racism, the environment - Hearts
& Minds combats these pertinent issues. However, we directly address a larger issue
affecting all the others: Millions of people are apathetic, cynical, or unsure how much
they can help themselves and others - and do not realize how fulfilling that can
be. Much could be accomplished by getting them involved.
The power of communication
Hearts & Minds is a clearinghouse
of helpful information, motivating people to get involved and showing how to make
self-help, volunteering, and donations more effective. We work to reach people nationwide
and globally through our website and public education and activism campaigns.
Our basic message:
Each individual has untapped power to make things better.
People are moved by what they read,
hear, and see. That is why more than $276 billion was spent on advertising in 2005.*
advertising expenditures by companies and individuals in the USA. Source: Robert Coen's Universal/McCann
Insider Report December '05
& Minds' volunteers have worked on many successful campaigns. Our skills in
advertising, publicity, marketing, non-profit, and business management help motivate
people in many ways.
|People want this information
In 2001, we Americans gave more than $182
billion* to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, and we are also avid volunteers. In
addition, there is widespread recognition of the need for media and politicians to better
address the issues. However, we are not always sure how much of a difference we can make.
*Source: Giving USA, American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel
We encourage you to think deeply
about your role in creating and solving problems. Rather than prescribe one set answer, we
promote and encourage inquiry, discussion, and involvement as key to constructive change.
Our growing website
includes articles on the environment, poverty, campaign reform, self-help, and other
More info on Hearts & Minds
Our growing organization
provides opportunities for high school and college students, college graduates,
experienced professionals, and concerned individuals to work collaboratively, inspiring
people to help others.
If you are interested in
membership or making a donations, contact us. You can also volunteer with us from anywhere in the world.
are other ways to help and your input
is always welcome.
our copyright notes for information regarding reprints.
Top of Page | Home Page
| Site Guide
Contact Us | Join/Donate
Thanks to Edgar J.
Cuesta and Eric Zhu for help with our light bulb/photo design.
This web page and entire website © Copyright: 1997 - 2015 by
Hearts and Minds Network, Inc. Original photo ©
by IMSI. http://www.heartsandminds.org/vision.htm - online ~1998, latest changes
August 7, 2013
Hearts & Minds
Copyrights, Reprints & Important Notes