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Tides Foundation Invests in Social Ecology

Tides Foundation Invests in Social Ecology

The Tides Foundation, a San Francisco-based foundation dedicated to supporting progressive non-profit organisations working for positive social change, has invested in Seattle technology start-up Social Ecology, Inc., developer of web-based applications for the non-profit sector.

Making the world a better place includes making sure activists have the right tools to serve their communities,” said Drummond Pike, president of Tides. “By making this mission-related investment, we are fostering the development of software designed specifically for community organizations who are just beginning their work.”

“Our success depends on staying close to our roots in the nonprofit sector,” said Michael Gilbert, founder and CEO of Social Ecology. “Investments by leaders in this field not only help build our company, they help us build it in the right way.”

In August of this year, Pike joined the board of Social Ecology to further connect the foundation’s extensive nonprofit experience with the design of software specifically designed to meet the needs of such organizations.

Tides Foundation administers a large number of donor-advised funds for individuals and families who support progressive work by community organizations. A sister organization to Tides Foundation is Tides Center, which provides core administrative and management services to nonprofit organizations.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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