Fiscal Sponsorship: Proving Potential, Sustaining Impact

Those of us who care deeply about the nonprofit community find ourselves working overtime to navigate this period of economic, social, and political uncertainty.  While moments of uncertainty can cultivate confusion, I believe they can also breed a level of clarity and vision that produces tools for sustainable change.  There are significant opportunities to strengthen our sector and deepen the positive impact we make every day in our communities.

It is in this context, that the concept and practice of fiscal...

The Future of Tides

.

>> This post has been moved...

A Time for Change

It is hard to believe but it has been one year since I came to Tides as Chief Executive Officer. This past year has seen some major changes and we’ve also had some major successes in our efforts to remain sustainable, competitive, and innovative.

When I arrived at Tides, 35 years after its founding, the organization was faced with increasing competition, rapidly declining interest rates, and pressures to update antiquated IT systems. Over the past several months, we have been working diligently to improve client...

Tides Applauds Social Citizen Ambassadors

Tides is pleased to join the Case Foundation in congratulating its inaugural cohort of Social Citizen Ambassadors, ten Millennial generation leaders whose passion and engagement in cross-sector work is truly innovating the social change sector.  As the Case Foundation highlights, all of the Ambassadors demonstrate "an appreciation for openness and transparency, a passion for technology, a strong desire to collaborate in new and innovative ways – and all are having a transformative impact in their respective fields."  We...

How Do YOU Define American?

Define American, a project of Tides founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and dedicated to changing the conversation about immigration, today launched a feature that enables anyone, anywhere, to share their personal experiences, thoughts, and beliefs about what it means to be an "American" today. Over 500 stories and definitions have already been submitted by immigrants and their allies, and will be unveiled over the next few days.  As Vargas noted, "I shared my personal story to lay bare the...

XL Victory as Keystone XL Pipeline is Delayed

The State Department announced this afternoon that a decision on the proposed pipeline from Canada to Texas, known as Keystone XL, would be delayed until 2013. Reversing what was once seen as inevitable approval for the project, this is a major victory for those concerned with protecting our environment and combating climate change.

Many Tides clients, donors, and partners were at the forefront of the nationwide effort to combat the Keystone pipeline and they deserve thanks from all of us for their contributions to this...

The Story of Broke

Editor's Note: This guest post comes from Annie Leonard, Co-Director of the Story of Stuff Project (a project of Tides!).  It is cross-posted on the Story of Stuff Project's blog under the title "We're Not Broke." “They got bailed out; we got sold out!” The chant rang in my ears as I marched with my 12-year-old daughter and thousands of my fellow citizens through the streets of Oakland last week. But that $700 billion bank bailout is only part of the way the government takes our taxes – money that should be paying...