Congratulations to the Winner of the Tides 35th Anniversary Poster Contest!

Congratulations to Laura Larson, a student at Iowa State University and the winner of the Tides 35th Anniversary Poster Design Contest!  Laura will receive a $500 cash prize and a limited edition run of her poster will be printed in celebration of this momentous year. Please click on her winning design at the right to enlarge it.

We asked Laura to share some of her inspiration with us, and here's what she has to say:

We as a global community are responsible for standing up to social injustices in any way that we...

Melissa Bradley to give Closing Keynote at the Nonprofit Management Institute

Tides CEO Melissa Bradley will give the closing keynote speech at the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Association of Fundraising Professionals' annual Nonprofit Management Institute, September 27 and 28, 2011, held at Stanford University.  The Institute is a gathering space for senior-level nonprofit leaders to share ideas and research, this year with an emphasis on innovation in the context of the economic recession.  Here's more on Melissa's keynote:

Partnering for Scale and Impact Melissa Bradley, Chief...

Darian Rodriguez Heyman's Top Ten Fundraising Tips

Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Executive Director of the Craigslist Foundation and editor of the new book Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, offered his Top Ten Fundraising Tips last week to the Tides Learning Community.  Though he joked about recognizing many faces in the room and wondered aloud what these nonprofit leaders still hoped to learn about fundraising, Darian's presentation offered ideas appropriate for emerging leaders and seasoned nonprofit professionals...

Why Social Impact Investing Is Legit

In her recent Fast Company blog Why Social Impact Investing Is A Crock, Anya Kemenetz questions the validity of impact investing based on the lack of rigorous data collection and analysis, and the high costs of supporting evaluation systems.  While she makes some legitimate arguments about the need for investors to adopt more accurate and substantive metrics, dismissing the field as a whole seems short-sighted and unjustified.

Although impact investing is not new and many of the major proponents are...

London's Burning: Who's Responsible?

"Basically we nearly died!" was my niece Roxana’s Facebook status. It was accompanied by a few seconds of video she’d taken with her phone, showing a group of young men hurling objects and up-ending a car. I heard Roxana’s voice rising in pitch: "They’re going to torch it!"

I watched the video in horror but, I’m afraid to say, took my beloved niece’s “status” with a large pinch of salt… until I heard the full story. She and her friend were in Ealing, suburban West London, when a mob started...

A CALL TO MEN: Ending Violence Against Women

Editor's note: This blog entry comes from Tony Porter, co-founder of Tides Project A CALL TO MEN.  Jump below to see a video of Tony's TED Talk.

People always ask me, “Why do you do this work, speaking to men about ending violence against women? Did something happen to you as a child? Was your father a batterer? Were you sexually molested as a child? Were you a batterer”? And when I answer “no” to all of the above, people look at me strangely trying to make sense of why a man would take such a...

Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes

Editor's note: This post comes from Kim Klein, co-founder of Klein & Roth Consulting and author of Fundraising for Social Change, and Anne Ryan of CompassPoint.

Did you walk on the sidewalk, drive on a road, eat in a clean restaurant, or drink clean water from your faucet today?

Were you thinking: “What a great day to be a taxpayer!”?

We often forget the structures and services we depend on everyday are paid for by taxes.    However, over the past several years, with this year being the worst, the...

30 Years of Fighting HIV/AIDS

This blog post was written by Kathy Bolts, Tides Center Program Manager in Environment & Health, and Harris Kornstein, Tides Communications Specialist.

As many LGBT Pride celebrations take place around this summer (I myself participated in San Francisco, and for the first time, in Madrid), people around the globe also marked the 30th anniversary of the first diagnoses of HIV/AIDS—a milestone that serves as a reminder not only of the millions of lives lost, but also the powerful communities that are still standing up...

Join Melissa Bradley at the 2011 Bioneers Conference

Join Melissa Bradley at the 2011 Bioneers Conference—October 14-16, 2011— to explore the forefront of positive change in deeply inspiring keynote talks, panels, workshops and intensives.  Tides is pleased to host the following session, aimed at connecting our 2011 priority issue areas of Racial Justice and the Environment:

Recognizing and Honoring the Convergence of Race and the Environment

The Tides Foundation hosts a conversation examining the nexus between race and environment. What has worked and not...

Melissa Bradley in Forbes: A Convener of Ideas, People, and Investments for Social Change

We're pleased to share that Tides CEO Melissa L. Bradley was recently interviewed by Rahim Kanani for the Forbes blog.  In the interview, Melissa reflects on Tides' leadership in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector over the last 35 years, and also offers her analysis of the changes the sector has faced and her vision for how Tides will grow to meet new challenges and opportunities.  Here's a preview of the interview:

Rahim Kanani: Separate from more capital and manpower, or other tangible assets, what are some...

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