Introducing Leena Barakat, Strategic Partnerships Advisor

Tides was lucky to welcome Leena Barakat to our Strategic Partnerships team in October. Her background in human rights issues and social enterprises makes her uniquely able to identify opportunities for Tides to build new relationships that accelerate the pace of social change.

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Where are you from? I’m originally Palestinian, but born and raised in Southern California. What do you do ...

How Tides Sustains a Movement for Fair and Just Policing

Community Safety Act Rally


Ways to Choose Humanity for the Holidays

By Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO, Tides As we come to the end of 2015, our world grapples with the sorrow of war, violence, and displacement and the uncertainties of political, environmental, and economic change. The needs that surround us are immense. Yet we are more informed, interconnected, and able to contribute to solutions than ever before. ...

Tides remembers Hank Williams, a leader for diversity in tech

written by Irini Neofotistos, Advisor, Tides Hank Williams was the director of Platform, a Tides project focused on increasing the interest, participation, and success of those underrepresented in the innovation economy — with a particular focus on connecting and increasing the numbers of Black, Latino and women tech innovators. Hank passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at age 50. ...

Three SF Artists Explore Currents and the Force of Water Around Us

Tides invited three long-time San Francisco artists, Jennifer Ewing, Reddy Lieb and Leo Germano, to create work with an environmental theme and they chose “Currents: Visible and Invisible Forces that Move Us” to guide their vision. The China Brotsky Gallery at Thoreau Center in The Presidio, being so close to the Golden Gate Bridge and comprised of a long corridor, informed the way they used t...


An Election Season Reminder from The Advocacy Fund

It may be hard to believe, but it's nearly 2016 and election season is just around the corner. As you know, 501(c)(3) public charities cannot engage in partisan political activity, but that doesn't mean your organization should be deterred from being a strong advocate for your issues in an election year. 501(c)(3)'s can criticize an incumbent legislator for a bad vote on its issues, conduct nonpar...

Big Data in the Social Sector: Promises and Pitfalls

By Kriss Deiglmeier ...

In Memory of Ed Cavanaugh, the Project Director of Get Out and Learn, a project of Tides

In Memory of Ed Cavanaugh, the Project Director of Get Out and Learn, a project of Tides                   On Tuesday morning, August 11th 2015, Ed Cavanaugh’s family stated on Facebook that Ed’s body had been found after his disappearance following a motor biking trip on the Rock Creek trail system in the Eldorado National Forest. Ed was a loved wild...

Time/lesss, Kappy Wells on Warming

Time/lesss, Kappy Wells on Warming By Shireen Afkari               Visual artist and sculptor Kappy Wells, The San Francisco Gallery, and Tides are coming together in a unique partnership this September to draw attention to the devastating effects of climate change and to support three environmental organizations. The public opening reception to Time/lesss, Ka...

Recology Artist in Residence Program Turn Landfill into Art at Tides Thoreau Center

Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program  at Tides Thoreau Center by Shireen Afkari ...

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