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An Election Season Reminder from The Advocacy Fund img-share-ph

Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015

It may be hard to believe, but it's nearly 2016 and election season is just around the corner. As you know, 501(c)(3) public charities cannot engage in partisan political activity, but that doesn't mean your organization should be... more

Big Data in the Social Sector: Promises and Pitfalls img-share-ph

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2015

By Kriss Deiglmeier Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, so much that ninety percent of the world’s data has been created in just the last two years. But data is only valuable if you can do something with it. ... more

Currents with Kriss: The Community Costs of Business Isolation img-share-ph

Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Currents with Kriss is a regular column by Tides CEO Kriss Deiglmeier. Introduction San Francisco is abuzz with debate about the responsibility tech companies have to the cities where their workers live and the cities in whi... more


On December 1, 2014 in response to the untimely death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the ongoing issues of police brutality targeted against men and boys of color, Tides, in partnership with The Advocacy Fund and Oakland Rising, hosted a listening conversation in Oakland, California with 20 men and boys of color ages 16-24 and a host of concerned community leaders and influencers. Over 220 people attended the event which engaged young men and boys from Bay Area communities in a forward focused examination of the following question: What must happen in America to make sure that what happened in Ferguson, Missouri never happens again? The purpose of this evening, led by Toby Thompkins – Tides VP of Community Initiatives and Global Partnerships - was to ensure that the voices, lived experiences and critical thinking of our community’s most impacted citizens are fully engaged in generating a future of their own design, what we like to refer to as a “preferred future.”

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Tides awards the $10,000 2015 Pizzigati Prize to software developer Vishwas Babu img-share-ph

Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2015

Public-interest computing’s highest honor is going to a programmer who’s helping nonprofits worldwide deliver quality financial services to the poor and unbanked. San Francisco, February 19, 2015 — In today’s staggeringly un... more

Beyond Ferguson: The New Majority Opportunity by Kathryn Snyder img-share-ph

Posted: Mon, 15 Sep 2014

"This is a defining moment in our country." Rev. Al Sharpton, at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri August 17, 2014 Three police killings of unarmed black men have dominated national headlines in just two months. Eric Garner, 43, was k... more

The troubling state of crime and criminal justice for Latinos in America img-share-ph

Posted: Mon, 30 Jun 2014

Note: This is a guest post from one of Tides' projects, Californians for Safety and Justice, edited for clarity. “Cumulative disadvantage.” That’s the term we used – and troubling discovery we made – in a new report about La... more

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