Tides Adds Three Social Sector Leaders to its Fellows Program

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Tides welcome Vivien Labaton, Rusty Stahl, and Jamil Poonja to its second cohort of Fellows.

Tides has added three new fellows to its Tides Fellows program, focused on research-based approaches to increasing innovation and capacity in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. The second cohort of Tides Fellows includes three distinguished sector leaders, who will each pursue a unique set of projects to support a broad progressive agenda.

  •     Vivien Labaton, former Director of Strategic Program Initiatives at Atlantic Philanthropies, will focus on framing Tides’ strategies around the women’s movement in the 21st century, and the role of philanthropy in forwarding women’s rights.
  •     Rusty Stahl, a Visiting Fellow at NYU Wagner Schools’ Research Center for Leadership in Action and former director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, will examine the benefits of funding leadership development for an intergenerational nonprofit workforce.
  •     Jamil Poonja, on the steering committee for the Social Innovation & Public Service Fund and advisor to Girls Who Code, is interested in building tools and communities that expand learning opportunities and create bridges to foster collaboration, both global and local.

The Tides Fellows program is part of a series of 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 very excited to welcome this group of incredibly talented and inspiring leaders to Tides,” said Bradley. “Each of our Fellows has already made significant contributions to the social change sector, and we look forward to seeing their work evolve and expand during their tenure with Tides.”

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 http://www.tides.org.

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