Dear Funders, It’s Not Business as Usual

Co-authored by Jane Leu, Founder/CEO of Smarter Good and Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO of Tides

Dear Funders,

January 2017 is here and the world has returned to work. Typically, this time of year the nonprofit sector shifts into high gear digging into annual action plans, setting up board meeting schedules, and depositing checks written the final days of December. Looking forward with a proactive approach to progress is front and center.

This is not a usual year.

This month a new administration will take...

Tides stands with Standing Rock.

After enduring three seasons of escalating violence with the use of constant ground and air surveillance, arrests and attacks from militarized police and private security contractors armed with water cannons, dogs, tear gas, rubber bullets, sonic weapons and concussion grenades, dedicated peaceful #NoDAPL water protectors remain resilient through sub-zero temperatures at Standing Rock. Tides stands with them.

In October, with an invitation from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and...

From the Golden State to Standing Rock

Shifting from solidarity to joint struggle

For more on Tides engagement with Standing Rock and #NoDAPL, read my colleague Kimberly Middleton’s post, Tides stands with Standing Rock.

Westood next to Dr. Cornell West when the announcement was made. After threatening the Oceti Sakowin camp with eviction, the Army Corp of Engineers experienced a change of heart and denied the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (“DAPL”). Despite how frosty and cold it was in Standing Rock, where the weather had dipped to single...