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Building Momentum at Tides

Innovation and impact are words that we hear more and more often these days in the nonprofit world.  The truth is, we need more of both in an era of stagnant foundation endowments and besieged individual donors reeling from recession. Yet innovation and impact are imprecise terms that are hard to both qualify and quantify. What distinguishes innovative from interesting?  To jumpstart the conversation, I am delighted to announce the inaugural issue of Momentum, a new quarterly publication of Tides dedicated to advancing thought leadership and action in support of progressive social change.
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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 couldn't agree more.
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Investors' Circle - Spring 2011 Venture Fair & Forum

Accredited investors, join a community of like-minded, values-aligned investors and support great entrepreneurs that are addressing social and environmental issues at the Investors' Circle Spring 2011 Venture Fair and Forum in San Francisco May 3-4. We'll look at 15-20 high impact deals and funds that are seeking investment now. Experience a program that provides ample networking time and space, highly collaborative knowledge sharing workshops plus a due diligence process that starts right away. It's a perfect way to build your capacity as an impact investor looking to make more than change!
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Health Care for America Now: What's Next?

It’s taken 94 years and many failed attempts for the United States to join the rest of the world’s industrial democracies in making health care a right for all its residents.  And while the process was ugly (that old adage about not watching sausage being made, especially if you want to enjoy a pepperoni pizza, comes to mind here) and the final product not everything  we wanted, I am ultimately joyful and relieved that the Administration and the Congress could deliver on this dream too long deferred.

Join the conversation at a special briefing featuring Health Care for America Now.

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Speaking Power to "Truth"

As Congress debates Health Care Reform, the stimulus package starts showing signs of positive impact, and the war on Afghanistan intensifies, what is the right wing media up to? First of all, they're keeping the debate alive over the legitimacy of President Obama's birth certificate. Second, they're intensifying their attacks on the nonprofit organizations working on climate change, economic justice and other causes they deem "radical." These attacks are no longer the sphere of the right wing blogosphere; they're going mainstream, not surprisingly starting with FOX, but seeping into other media outlets including CNN.