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Tides Fellows Program Launched, Three Nonprofit Leaders Selected for Innovative Contributions to the Sector img-share-ph

November 08, 2011

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Heidi Hernandez Gatty
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San Francisco, CA—Tides has launched a new Tides Fellows program focused on research-based approaches to increasing innovation and capacity in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.  The inaugural cohort of Tides Fellows includes three distinguished sector leaders, who will each pursue a unique set of projects to support a broad progressive agenda.

  • Anthony Jewett, Co-founder of the National Center for Global Engagement, will focus on framing Tides’ strategic foci in education, equality and environment. He will also explore the role of crowd-funding in the social sector, particularly for racial justice work.
  • Gara LaMarche, former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Atlantic Philanthropies, will continue his work examining the role of morality in philanthropy and will document his experience in various social movements.
  • Sonal Shah, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the first White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, will focus her initial research on impact investing and developing tools for the philanthropic sector to better partner with the public and private sectors on critical social and economic issues.

The Tides Fellows program is part of a series of new strategic initiatives instituted under the leadership of Melissa L. Bradley, a social entrepreneur who became Tides Chief Executive Officer in November of 2010.   “I am pleased to welcome this group of incredibly talented and passionate leaders to Tides,” said Bradley.  “Each of our Fellows has already made significant contributions to the social change sector, and I am thrilled that Tides will support them in amplifying their work to new issues and communities.” 

About Tides
Tides is a values-based, social change platform that leverages individual and institutional leadership and investment to positively impact local and global communities. Tides pursues multiple, related strategies to promote this mission. From green nonprofit centers to programmatic consulting, donor advised funds to fiscal sponsorship, grants management to risk management and more, Tides gives members of the nonprofit and philanthropic community freedom to focus on the change it wants to see.  For more information on Tides visit