The Racial Opportunity Gap

Editor's note: This post comes from Maya Wiley, Executive Director of the Center for Social Inclusion (a project of Tides) and the chair of Tides' Board of Directors.

The recession that was supposed to have ended in 2009 has become a depression for many communities of color. The Pew Research Center's astounding report "Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics" is the most recent to draw this conclusion. Consider it's findings. The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black...

Melissa Bradley Talks Gender Equity at the Aspen Ideas Festival

As part of Tides’ 2011 focus on Gender Equity, CEO Melissa Bradley recently spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival on a panel entitled Women on the Rise: Why Invest in America's Women? The panel focused on women’s roles in the economy and workforce, and how changes in policy and culture are needed to improve the lives of diverse women and their families. Also on the panel were Anne Mosle, executive director of Ascend; Joan Dempsey, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton; David Leonhardt, economics columnist at the New York...

Support the Social Safety Net, Preserve Charitable Deductions

Tides CEO Melissa Bradley recently signed on to a letter initiated by our colleagues at Independent Sector, and signed by leaders from the nation's leading foundations and non-profit organizations, urging President Obama and Congress to preserve the tax incentives for charitable giving.  As our elected officials in Washington discuss reductions in spending to lower the national debt, the signatories argue against sacrificing our nation's social safety net and entitlement programs, and caution against jeopardizing the...

Share Space for Efficiency and Effectiveness

China Brotsky, Senior Vice-President at Tides and Managing Director of Tides Shared Spaces recently contributed a "Tip of the Week" to the Nonprofits 101 Resource Center blog, entitled, "Consider Creating a Nonprofit Center with Other Organizations or Joining a Like-minded Co-working Space." Here's an excerpt from her post:

One of the most significant costs for any organization is the price of office space and back-end services. Collaboration through shared space can help maximize your operating budget while at...

Following Your Passion and Leaving a Lasting Legacy

It’s fascinating to see people work for progressive change in so many different ways in order to positively impact local and global communities.

Joel Solomon, Tides Board member and philanthropic activist, is passionate about creating conditions for societal well-being through social enterprise.   His vision for his legacy is to help build effective infrastructures that will create a multiplier effect to support organizations to use money wisely and to create conditions for societal well-being for future...

Atlantis Launches: Tides Project Aboard, America's Future Ahead

Space Shuttle Atlantis

The space shuttle Atlantis has lifted off the launch pad, marking the last Space Shuttle Mission for NASA.  This shuttle, like many before it, will be carrying experiments – including those from the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, a project of Tides.  Tides provides the NCESSE with expert management strategies and tools to open the world of science to as many students as possible.

I am always in...

Today: Tides Community Member on NPR's Fresh Air

Jose Antonio Vargas

Tides role is to act as a catalyst for the leaders and organizations working to address society's most pressing issues.

Today's edition of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross will feature Jose Antonio Vargas, a founder of Define American, a Tides project, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who courageously shared the story of his life as an undocumented immigrant.

Jose came to Tides with a vision to spark a new conversation about immigration. We are proud to act...