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Kindred World (Multiple Initiatives)

Welcoming a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed World

aka Book Fairy Pantry Project, Kindred Magazine, Evolved Nest, Kindred World Publishing House   |   Williamsburg, VA   |  http://www.kindredworld.org

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Mission

Welcoming a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed World. Kindred World began as a grassroots, consciousness-raising organization of parents and professionals in 1996, twenty-five years into Americas decline to the bottom of all international indicators for family, maternal, and child health. After a total fifty-year race to last place of every family wellness indicator, today, Kindred Worlds mission and vision are more relevant and important than ever. During the current climate crisis, pandemic, and political upheaval, our quarter century of investigating and sharing a New Story of Our Human Family is a blazed path to wholeness and wellness ready for others to follow. For a quarter century, we have explored the path toward a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed Society.

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Kindred World began as a grassroots, consciousness-raising organization of parents and professionals in 1996, twenty-five years into America’s decline to the bottom of all international indicators for family, maternal, and child health. After a total fifty-year race to last place of every family wellness indicator, today, Kindred World’s mission and vision are more relevant and important than ever. During the current climate crisis, pandemic, and political upheaval, our quarter century of investigating and sharing a New Story of Our Human Family is a blazed path to wholeness and wellness ready for others to follow. For a quarter century, we have explored the interconnectedness of all of the “categories” you will find on this website. This holistic approach – looking for the connections between all of life’s interdependent and diverse forms – has allowed us to discover integrated insights into creating lifelong wellness. https://www.kindredmedia.org/about/nonprofit-work/

Ruling year info

1999

Founder, Editor, Acting Executive Director

Ms. Lisa Reagan

President

Dr. Darcia Narvaez

Main address

PO Box 3653

Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA

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Formerly known as

Families for Natural Living

Families for Conscious Living

Kindred World

EIN

54-1839659

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, America ranks at the bottom of all international health indicators, is the most dangerous place to give birth, offers no support for maternal and infant wellbeing, and as a result, we have a mental health epidemic where suicide and overdose are the leading cause of death for new mothers. This is a worldview issue, as worldviews create worlds. There is no downstream, short term fix. Kindred World has worked for over 25 years upstream to define and advocate for a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed Society. Our inspirational and educational materials, projects, and initiatives seek to empower individuals, communities, and organizations to reclaim our human family's birthright to thriving by: 1. Restoring our baselines for species-typical wellness through our evolutionary pathway to wellbeing, our Evolved Nest. 2. Renewing our connection to Nature (our Kinship Worldview) and ourselves (we are Nature). 3. Reimagining humanity, as a Wisdom-based, Wellness-Informed Society.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Kindred Media

Kindred offers an alternative media outlet for thought leaders, scientists, researchers, activists and organizations to publish their frontier insights into creating a sustainable world through conscious living.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A Parenting As A Hero’s Journey Virtual Retreat takes you slowly and gently through an empowering process designed to help draw forth your inner, authentic super-hero potential, discover your capacity for joyful parenting and create a dependable skill set for your parenthood journey. Your retreat includes two audio podcasts, inspirational guidance and “love notes” delivered three times a week for the three week duration and a Deep Dive webinar into your guide’s area of expertise and wisdom. All are yours to keep!

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Book Fairy Pantry Project is a grassroots family literacy movement. This project will be implemented by the people, for the people. Volunteer book fairy helpers will collect new and gently used, quality children’s books from donation boxes and book drives and deliver them to participating food pantries and WIC offices to be given out to parents.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Evolved Nest is a breakthrough concept that integrates findings across fields that bear on child development, child raising and adult behavior. The Evolved Nest promotes optimal health and wellbeing, cooperation, and receptive and sociomoral intelligences. Societal moves away from providing the Evolved Nest have contributed to the ill being and dysregulation we see in one another and society. Learn how to nest your children and re-nest yourself.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2020

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Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2019

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Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2018

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Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2017

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Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2016

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Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2015

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Top-Rated Nonprofits Award 2014

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Top Six American Nonprofits "Making A Difference" 2004

Delicious Living Magazine

Our results

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Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Evolved Nest Initiative

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We developed a trilogy of short films advocating for human thriving based on our evolutionary pathway to wellbeing, our evolved nest. These films reached thousands of viewers through YouTube.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Kindred World began as a grassroots, consciousness-raising organization of parents and professionals in 1996, twenty-five years into Americas fifty year decline to the bottom of all developed nations' indices for family, maternal, infant, and children's health. Today, Kindred Worlds nonprofit mission and vision, of a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed Society, are more relevant and important than ever.

During the current climate crisis, pandemic, and political upheaval, Kindred Worlds quarter century of investigating and sharing a New Story of Our Human Family is a blazed path to wholeness and wellness ready for others to follow. With a consistent dedication to serve, Kindred World's leaders, contributors, volunteers, and community participants have explored the interconnectedness of the posts, podcasts, and interview categories you will find on the Kindred Media website.

Wholeness, Worldview, and Wisdom: The New Story of the Human Family. Over the past 25 years, Kindred World and its nonprofit initiatives and partners have explored this New Story from the ground up, in grassroots communities, and from the top down with frontier science researchers, Seekers, Trancebreakers, and New Cycle Makers. This New Story comes with its own language: phrases like Cultural Creatives, Bio-Cultural Conflict, Grounded Expansion, Harmonic Family Resonance, Phronesis, the Evolved Nest, Original Brilliance and the Ecology of the Child, can be found in our New Story Glossary. If we're going to tell a New Story, we will need new language.

What is needed at this time is a safe gathering place, a sanctuary, created with great compassion to inspire and welcome our imaginations to engage in open dialogue, to create connected community, and to identify resources that support an adventurous exploration of thriving. We are creating this space through our virtual platforms, including Kindred Magazine, Kindred Community (a Mighty Networks platform), and our Evolved Nest live events and learning modules.

Welcome to that safe gathering space. Welcome home.

Check out our 105 five-star reviews, our Statements of Impact, and please support our nonprofit work on our Great Nonprofits page here: https://greatnonprofits.org/org/kindred-world-multiple-initiatives

Continue to work with our grant providers, donors and nonprofit partners to find ingenious ways to produce unique journalism features, film interviews, short films, profitable documentaries, webinar series and a selective advertising program for Kindred Magazine and the ecology of initiatives and projects it promotes as the New Story of the Human Family.

Expand our short film collection with the Evolved Nest Initiative. Create more live events and learning modules integrating the growing ecology of Kindred World's initiatives and resources.

Continue to upload more paid courses to our Mighty Networks platform at www.KindredCommunity.org.

Kindred World occupies a unique position in the wellness-informed movement as a thought leader with a 25 year history of educating the public about the lack of cultural support for parents and families in the United States, who ranks last among all developed nations for maternal, child, and family wellness. The exponential impact as a seasoned networker and respected nonprofit allows Kindred World and its initiatives to create many "firsts" including the first Mindful Mothering conference at the Museum of Motherhood in New York City and the first Parenting for a Peaceful USA Tour.

2024: Evolved Nest Initiative's Learning Module is launched.
2023: Evolved Nest Initiative Curriculum is launched.
2023: Kindred World Publishing House is launched.
2023: Launch of Evolved Nest Initiative film collection and ENI Curriculum.
2023: Darcia Narvaez, Kindred Worlds president, speaks at the the 9th Edition of the Science Summit held at the 78th United Nations General Assembly Summit of the Future.
2022: Darcia Narvaez speaks at the Humanity 2.0 Foundation and International WELL Building institute's inaugural Well-Being Discussion Series at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, New York City.
2022: Kindred launches our dedicated, private social media platform through Mighty Networks at www.KindredCommunity.org
2021: Meet the Wayfinders Oral History Series presented by invitation to La Leche League Internationals 65th Conference
2021: Launch of ENIs Breaking the Cycle Film with monthly live discussions
2021: Book Fairy Pantry Project is awarded $25,000 from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation.
2021: Kindred Fellowship Program, to create the next generation of changemakers, is launched.
2020: Kindred Media launches the oral history series, Meet the Men Of ROBE: Standing At The Intersection Of Fatherhood, Infant Mortality, Breastfeeding, And Social Justice.
2019: Lisa Reagan, KWs co-founder, is welcomed to the invitation-only Worklife Law Centers Summit in San Francisco, California.
2018: The Evolved Nest Initiatives virtual learning center is launched.
2016: Kindred collaborates with APPPAH to Create the In Utero Film and Resource Guide
2016: Lisa Reagan presents Kindred Worlds history and vision to APPPAH students in the presentation, The New Story of Childhood, Parenthood, and the Human Family. Lisa Reagan establishes March as Birth Psychology Month, still celebrated by APPPAH.
2015: Kindred was featured in an interview with Lisa Reagan about her passion for and long history of advocating for families in the October 2015 issue of The Attached Family.
2014: Co-sponsor the Pathways to Child Flourishing Symposium lead by Darcia Narvaez, PhD, at the University of Notre Dame.
2014: Lisa Reagan is featured in the documentary, The Love Bomb, also featuring Kindred World's godfather, Joseph Chiton Pearce.
2014: Lisa Reagan is elected to represent the state of Virginia at the United States Breastfeeding Committee Fifth National Conference. The report of the event is posted on Kindred.

See the full 26 year timeline here: https://kindredworld.org/meet-our-founder

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Kindred World (Multiple Initiatives)

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Lisa Reagan

Kindred World

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Ms. Stephanie Mines

TARA Approach

Term: 2023 - 2026

Lisa Reagan

Kindred Magazine

Liberty Liscomb

Director-at-Large

Kelly Wendorf

Equus

Pam Leo

Book Fairy Pantry Project

Darcia Narveaz

Evolved Nest

Mary Tarsha

Evolved Nest

Jamie Grumet

Self

Don Four Arrows Jacobs

Fielding Graudate University

Stephanie Mines

TARA Approach

Suzanne Zeedyk

University of Dundee

Susan Pagels

The Praxis Project

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/1/2024

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Leadership

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Female, Not transgender
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