Stars Get Strategy for Grassroots Support

Trevor Neilson is the political and philanthropic adviser who accompanied Brad Pitt in D.C. last week as they met with President Obama and Nancy Pelosi to discuss rebuilding New Orleans. Neilson’s firm, Global Philathropy Group, has launched a new partnership aimed at building grassroots support for the causes of celebrities and other high profile figures.

Paul Tewes, who was Iowa state director for Barack Obama’s caucus campaign there, will provide strategies for philanthropists via his New Partners Consulting. Tewes also ran the campaign to help defeat social security privatization, and help found Americans United for Change. He said in a statement that the partnership will “give philanthropists the opportunity to create broad public support for their philanthropic goals.”

Emily Goodin of the Hill recently profiled Neilson, noting his work with Bono and LeBron James, as well as Richard Holbrooke.He noted the similarities to working in philanthropy to working on politics.

“If you work for the Senate majority leader you have to consider a lot of the same issues you’d have to consider for high-profile celebrities.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety

Loading