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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 alike.
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Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes

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 word “taxes” has been surgically sown to the word “cuts.”  In this guest post, Kim Klein and Anne Ryan offer their thoughts on the California State Budget and what nonprofits can do to focus on revenue.
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Corporate America Untaxed: Tax Avoidance on the Rise

America’s richest multinational corporations are avoiding $60 billion a year in taxes by hiding $1 trillion in profits overseas.  All the while, Fortune 100 corporations alone received close to $90 billion in taxpayer-funded federal contracts. And yet Congress is looking to cut the deficit by cutting Medicare, Social Security, food safety, education and health without collecting another dime from these huge, wealthy corporations.  It’s unpatriotic, it’s unfair and we can’t afford it.  It should be illegal.
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Today: Tides Community Member on NPR's Fresh Air

Today's edition of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross will feature Jose Antonio Vargas, a founder of Define American, a Tides project, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who courageously shared the story of his life as an undocumented immigrant. You can find when it airs in your local NPR station here.
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Listen: Harvest of Empire

On May 26, Tides was pleased to host our first Tides Learning Community event, Harvest Of Empire: Community Briefing on Immigration, in conjunction with Atlantic Philanthropies, Demos, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Foundations.  The event was held at Demos in New York City and gathered a packed audience from diverse backgrounds in philanthropy, advocacy, journalism, and others.  Panelists included Eduardo López of EVS Communications, Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change, Anthony Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion; the panel was moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Vargas.  This inaugural Tides Learning Community program highlighted justice as one of Tides’ four primary issue areas for 2011, which broadly includes racial, social, and economic justice.
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Tides 35th Anniversary Poster Design Contest

Artists and storytellers are an integral part of creating social change—you help illustrate messages, draw connections, and make our movements more compelling and beautiful. It is in this spirit, that we invite poster submissions from artists, graphic designers and anyone in the Tides community in celebration of our 35th Anniversary.  Submissions can be drawn from any area of Tides’ issue areas, reflect on building community for social change, or offer visions for a more just and sustainable world.  The winner will receive $500 cash prize plus other prizes! Submissions are due August 15, 2011.
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Announcing Tides Learning Community

The kick off our Learning Community will take place on May 26, 2011 in New York City.  Harvest of Empire: A Community Briefing on Immigration is a dynamic panel that will demonstrate the link between US foreign policy and US immigration patterns, shift the debate on immigration from people to policy, and engage donors and the community in supporting key pro-immigrant strategies and policies across the US and foster different public and political immigration debate in 2012.

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