In partnership with Tides Advocacy, the next generation of leaders learns what it takes to grow and sustain movements and win policy change.
Leaders look to Tides Advocacy to not only handle their infrastructure and back office support, but also to build their expertise so they can be more effective agents for change. We provide training, ongoing personalized advisory services, and connections with other movement leaders so that every question goes answered and no opportunity is missed.
We've incubated and scaled numerous organizations in the advocacy space. We understand the internal operations and leadership skills needed to manage an effective team and execute your mission.
Risk management and legal compliance
We understand the rule book inside and out when it comes to managing ballot measure, legislative, and electoral campaigns. Our lawyers and compliance managers are experts on the tax code and they provide coaching support and resource to increase your knowledge.
Financial and grants management
We conduct thousands of financial transactions and reports every year. Our certified public accountants help you build budgets, track and code expenses, reflect on sustainability, and understand IRS regulations so you build your accounting skills.
Governance and advisory boards
We see many types of organizations and leadership structures for governing programmatic and financial activity. We share guidance and best practices on governance, from by-laws to management.
There are only three states with a law restricting former felons’ right to vote, and in Florida, the problem is at its worst. In 2017, Tides Advocacy partnered with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to get the Voting Restoration Amendment (Amendment 4) on the ballot. They are now inspiring a movement of thousands locally and nationally.Read More
Lead Locally joined Tides Advocacy in 2016 to engage and organize around local elections that don’t get very much attention or resources in areas where pollution impacts will be disproportionately felt by low-income communities and communities of color. Their community organizing is stopping fossil fuel projects before they get started. “No one else offers the kind and level of support that Tides Advocacy does around c4 and electoral work.”Read More
The environmental movement has historically been white-led and is only now starting to address racial justice in its work. Tides Advocacy provided multi-year seed funding, strategic support, and fiscal sponsorship to create CEJA Action, which works with community-based environmental justice groups to increase their electoral power. CEJA Action is now a strong presence in Sacramento, taking positions on state measures and helping elect environmental justice champions into office.Read More
Tides Advocacy works with hundreds of clients and partners representing diverse local and national networks and issue areas. We focus on working with and on behalf of communities most impacted by injustice to align political strategies and investments for policy wins and lasting social change.
Equality & Human Rights
Building power to advance real justice and defend the rights of those most impacted by discrimination and racism.
Health & Environment
Advancing equitable policies and systems so every community has clean air, water, and land as well as access to quality health systems and comprehensive care.
Taking on inequality to advance a world where every individual can access economic, housing, and educational opportunity to live a life of dignity.
Promoting civic engagement and reversing systemic disenfranchisement of people from exercising their democratic rights.