Culturally we’re getting better at partnering with mission-based orgs to drive social impact.

One, we’re starting to better understand the level of healthy impact that mission-based orgs can have. It turns out they’re pretty damn good at delivering care and providing stability for marginalized people groups. The ones that aren’t crazy anyway.

And two, we are discovering that many mission-based orgs are much more interested in simply providing care, rather than pushing an agenda.

To further explore this partnership, I’ll be helping with a new project called MIYA. It’s an innovative blend of science, psychology, and training delivered to millennials through our nation’s vast network of mission-based orgs.

We’ve received a grant of $1.5 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to conduct the new research project over the next 5 years. The goal is to experiment with strategies for 23- to 29-year-olds, with an adaptive and empathetic posture toward the complexities facing today’s post-college young adults.

I’ll be posting updates as the project progresses. Please comment and let me know what you think about your thoughts on this partnership and what we’re discovering.


March 15-17, 2017


Pasadena, CA


Innovate practices to help organizations train and develop youth

A Summit of

Of Individuality, Eccentricity,

Abnormality, and Change.

The MIYA Summit will be held March 15-17 in Pasadena, CA. The event is invite-only, but I will post as many updates as I can. There will be additional MIYA Innovation Summits in the coming years, contact me if you’d like to be considered for an invite.