Strategy Is About Focus and Knowing When to Say No

From the Trenches of a Turnaround ...

Fighting Hate With Love

Tides statement on the anti-LGBT terrorist shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016

We are stunned and saddened by yesterday’s horrific shooting in Orlando. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims, family members, friends and communities impacted. We share in the confusion, the shock and the loss, as well as the determination and resolve we have seen growing in the last day and a half.



Staff spotlight: Lexi Paza, Community Catalyzer

Lexi Paza Where are you from? I’m from Williamsport, Maryland, a bucolic little town in the Appalachian foothills.  In 1794 George Washington paid a visit to evaluate whether Williamsport would be a suitable capital for the new nation. It wasn’t, apparently, and not much has happened there since. What do you do here at Tides? ...

Why companies should commit to charitable giving before generating a profit

Alex Sloan ...

Pledge 1% joins Tides as a special strategic initiative to expand global reach

Pledge 1% Also Announces Amy Lesnick as Chief Executive and President to Grow and Scale Corporate Philanthropy Movement

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San Francisco, April 11, 2016—Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business, today announced that Amy Lesnick has joined the organization as its first chief executive and president. Pledge 1% also announ...


Tides awards the $10,000 2016 Pizzigati Prize to software developer Cristina Lopes

Public interest computing's highest honor is going to a veteran programmer who's helping nonprofits access the world of 3D virtual reality. Some software developers are making millions off the new high-tech frontier of virtual reality. Cristina Lopes is making social change.


Cristina Lopes


Investing in Shared Space for Nonprofits Needs to be a Priority

Nonprofit displacement is a big part of today’s real estate crunch.

By Saul Ettlin and Kim Sarnecki Want to join the conversation? View this article on Medium. In a time when nonprofits in cities like San Francisco, New York, Denver and Vancouver are being pushed out because of rent increases of up to 50%, investing in social purpose real estate, in the form of shared spaces for nonpro...

Less Talking, More Doing

Rocks in Jars

By Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO, Tides Amanda Greco contributed to and edited this piece, a true partner Recognizing an Uneasy Reality ...

Introducing Leena Barakat, Strategic Partnerships Advisor

Tides was lucky to welcome Leena Barakat to our Strategic Partnerships team in October. Her background in human rights issues and social enterprises makes her uniquely able to identify opportunities for Tides to build new relationships that accelerate the pace of social change.

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Where are you from? I’m originally Palestinian, but born and raised in Southern California. What do you do ...

How Tides Sustains a Movement for Fair and Just Policing

Community Safety Act Rally


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