Hodges joins Tides to apply donor focus, thought leadership

San Francisco, Ca. – Nick Hodges joins Tides as COO effective Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. Hodges, formerly the Vice President for Philanthropic Services at the San Francisco Foundation, brings a blend of expertise in philanthropy and collaborative leadership across the public and private sectors to the role.

“Nick has a proven track record of innovative and high-functioning leadership,” says Melissa Bradley, Tides CEO. “He brings to Tides a deep understanding of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, as well as a vision of how they should, and will, evolve. We are extremely excited to have him join us today.”

Hodges has a background in sales, operations, and business development. Before his time at the San Francisco Foundation, Hodges was COO of Schwab Charitable, a position he held for eight years. At Schwab Charitable, Nick led a business development team responsible for all relationships with leading philanthropists, including investment advisors and high net worth donors. During his tenure Schwab Charitable was the fastest growing donor-advised fund in the nation, with over $2 billion in assets.

Driving high-volume growth through product development and relationship cultivation have been hallmarks of Hodges career. As a VP at Charles Schwab & Co., where he worked for 12 years before joining Schwab Charitable, Hodges was responsible for leading multiple cross-enterprise initiatives and expanding their market-share. He oversaw the launch of $29.95 trading on the web, which cemented Schwab as an online trading leader, and for developing $600 million in new leads.

“Tides is a critical organization for nonprofits and philanthropy,” said Hodges. “I see tremendous opportunity for Tides to expand our role as a thought-leader and shift the way the public and private sectors collaborate and communicate to drive positive social change. I look forward to working with the great leadership at Tides and its diverse team to bring philanthropy into the 21st century.”