New Year's Resolution: Health Equity for All
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” This month we celebrate what would have been his 90th birthday, and it reminds us that the injustices that contribute to systemic health inequities are still many and complex. Tides values healthy individuals and communities as one of the pillars of a world of shared prosperity and social justice.
Crossing Boundaries by Building Bridges
Bridging: a concept that is so crucial—and so difficult—to keep in mind while striving for a world of shared prosperity and social justice. It is only by truly acting with empathy and respect that we can connect and create change. This is what Tides CEO Kriss Deiglmeier urges in her letter, 2018: A Year to Bridge. As she shares, “solutions to our most urgent problems have come from unlikely partners in unlikely places.
Abriendo Puertas for Immigration Justice
Creating a more fair and just immigration system calls for a breadth and depth of solutions. Senior Advisor Alexandra Rojas urges us to "Abriendo Puertas with Our Values and Voice," sharing her experience coming to the United States as a young immigrant from the Dominican Republic and encouraging those who want to create change to persevere, protect, and participate. Director of Special Initiatives Roxana Shirkhoda, herself a first-generation Persian-American, shares her recent experience at the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) convening, where she participated in stirring discussions about how funders can support immigration justice while building trust and acting with urgency. Senior Advisor Michael Chasnow writes about a new Tides social venture, the Public Rights Project, that is empowering "Cities and States Leading the Fight for our Rights," including influential legal cases in immigration and across human rights issues.
Environmental Innovators & Climate Solutions
Climate change is one of (if not the) toughest problems of our time, with social, economic, political, and practical ramifications across every global system. Tides Director of Philanthropy Peter Martin recaps Tides' Climate Solutions Convening, sharing approaches to tackling this complex, systemic issue and where to go from here. A video interview with David Gelber of Years of Living Dangerously, profile of Tides corporate partner Patagonia, an interview with Canopy, an NGO connecting brands with their impact on forest ecosystems.
Prioritizing Ideas That Can Scale
Today’s challenges are too great, too urgent, and too many to tinker around at the margins. While there is no lack of ideas for solutions, how do we best prioritize and support promising approaches and innovations, scaling them in service of real and lasting impact? Tides CEO Kriss Deiglmeier on the Stagnation Chasm and "Why Proven Solutions Struggle to Scale Up?" an interview with Ben & Jerry's Jeff Furman, and an interview with Tides Senior Advisor Shauné Zunzanyika on partners innovating in education.
Give Boldly and Intentionally This Giving Tuesday
With so many compelling causes vying for your attention and support, how do you strategically choose to invest in the social outcomes you want to see? Consider donating locally to effect change where you live to organizations that may be overlooked by big funders. While we are seeing an upsurge in giving in the United States, not all boats are being lifted. In her latest blog, Tides CEO Kriss Deiglmeier explores conflicting trends in philanthropy, asking Where is the Money Going and Who Is Being Left Behind?