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political and philanthropic consulting.

We offer deep expertise in political strategy, philanthropic giving, and the social change ecosystem.

Donors and changemakers look to Tides Advocacy for political advice, evolving giving strategies, and field navigation. From conducting in-depth landscape research, to helping donors build a funding strategy, to timely compliance guidance, we're here for you.

our expertise.

Political strategy

As a team of legal, financial, political, and operational strategists, we live and breathe campaigns. We understand the best way to structure legislative and candidate work, build systems to track and report lobbying, and consider trade-offs for different political structures.

Philanthropic giving

We are both a grantmaker and an incubator, and both a learner and a teacher - we work with funders and donors of all types to support initiatives in the 501(c)(4) space. We support customized giving strategies for advocacy, particularly for communities most impacted by injustice.

Landscape research

We assess what's happening in the field across issue areas and change strategies. We lead evaluation and research efforts to understand how movements achieve policy wins that increase equity and share insights to improve practice and infrastructure for our partners.

Our Partnerships

CEJA Action Brings Environmental Justice to Sacramento

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.

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I consult donors to help them understand where there are gaps in the field. Together we've seeded and built strong coalitions that have made major policy shifts.

Ben Malley
Political Program Manager
Our clients

California Environmental Justice Alliance Action

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Our Focus Areas
Dismantle Inequities.

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. 

Shared Prosperity

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.

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