Momentum Mixer: Social Philanthropy Brings Top Social Media Leaders Together to Discuss Social Media and Social Good

This Wednesday, July 18th, top executives from the leading social media firms will come together in downtown San Francisco to discuss how next generation donors are using social media to make an impact and raise funds. Panelists include Ken Weber, Executive Director of Zynga.org, Libby Leffler, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Facebook, Connie Chan Wang, Social Media Marketing Manager at LinkedIN and Manager of LinkedIn for Good, and Ramya Raghaban, News and Politics Manager at YouTube. The discussion will be moderated by John...

Tides Names Nick Hodges COO

Hodges joins Tides to apply donor focus, thought leadership

San Francisco, Ca. – Nick Hodges joins Tides as COO effective Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. Hodges, formerly the Vice President for Philanthropic Services at the San Francisco Foundation, brings a blend of expertise in philanthropy and collaborative leadership across the public and private sectors to the role.

“Nick has a proven track record of innovative and high-functioning leadership,” says Melissa Bradley, Tides CEO. “He brings to Tides a deep...

Dispatches from the Field | Impact Investing 101 in Asia

On the heels of a week-long trip to India and subsequent Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) conference in Singapore, I returned to San Francisco inspired by extraordinary change agents who are actively building the field of impact investing. From social entrepreneurs to nonprofit leaders to activists, the grit with which these innovators are tackling poverty via market-driven solutions to health, education, and employment is truly remarkable—and offers lessons for early US efforts as well.

Destination: India! Meetings...

Ultimate Impact: Unifying an Investment Portfolio Within a Donor-Advised Fund

Below are excerpts from the Tides, ImpactAssets, and RSF Social Finance jointly-authored Issue Brief "Ultimate Impact: Unifying an Investment Portfolio Within a Donor-Advised Fund."

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have grown in use over recent decades, serving as the core philanthropic vehicle for community and public foundations and, more recently, being offered through commercial investment firms as a philanthropic option for clients. When linked with an impact investing strategy, the DAF may serve as a unique, focused asset...

One Day After Peace: A film by Robi Damelin

Could you forgive somebody who has done you wrong? Performed such an egregious act that it leaves your scarred for the remainder of your days? The notion of reconciliation is explored in a fascinating and moving film by Robi Damelin. The film, One Day After Peace, will make its U.S. premiere on Monday, July 23 at 2:05 PM at the Castro Theater (429 Castro Street) at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Following the film, Robi Damelin, the protagonist of the film, will be available for questions and answers.

It all...