In a recent video blog, Tides CEO Melissa L. Bradley comments on the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial amidst Hurricane Irene, and reflects on how King's lessons can be applied to our current moment of wealth disparity and economic crisis. Citing atrociously high unemployment rates and the recent budget deal fiasco, Melissa reminds us that King's civil rights movement fought not only for the rights of people of color, but for justice for all poor and marginalized communities. As a values-based platform, Tides shares this commitment and is poised to lead the nonprofit sector to, in the words of King, "help bridge the gulf between the haves and the have-nots."
This September, Tides Learning Community will partner with many of the leading voices in the social change sector to present a briefing series that will explore the implications of the budget deal and recession. What strategies can we utilize as we are once again asked "do less with more?" Check back for details >
How can US based philanthropists and activists influence worldwide movements for democracy, women’s empowerment and social change? Join the The Root, Women Make Movies, and Tides for a screening of an excerpt from The Supreme Price, a new documentary by Joanna Lipper, that will stimulate a lively discussion addressing these issues. More >
A recent Fast Company blog questioned the validity of impact investing based on the the high costs of supporting evaluation systems. Tides Project Manager Irene Kao argues that while investors should adopt more accurate and substantive metrics, dismissing the field as a whole is short-sighted. More >
The recession that was supposed to have ended in 2009 has become a depression for many communities of color. The Center for Social Inclusion's Maya Wiley comments on the biggest racial wealth divide this country has seen in the past 25 years. More >
As we approach the ten year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Tides project Peaceful Tomorrows is commemorating this date with a renewed call for compassionate, just, and nonviolent solutions in the face of war and terrorism. More >
Tides Project A CALL TO MEN co-founder Tony Porter explains: "People always ask me, 'Did something happen to you as a child? Was your father a batterer? Were you a batterer?' And when I answer 'no' to all of the above, people look at me strangely trying to make sense of why a man would take such a 'public' interest in ending violence against women." More >