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Tides Center

The Tides Center’s strategy development project is an effort to expand its model of fiscal sponsorship and provide high-quality services that meet project needs.

When Tides asked Informing Change to evaluate the project, we approached the job in three stages over four years:

  • First, monitored Tides’ process of developing and implementing the new business model
  • Next, worked with the senior management team to clarify the Center’s values and purpose
  • Finally, conducted a multi-year evaluation of the implementation of the strategy and the national context influencing it

In the course of the evaluation, Tides Center and Informing Change jointly developed a white paper on the application of fiscal sponsorship in the nonprofit sector. Informing Change helped couch and disseminate the paper as a resource to philanthropic and nonprofit venues.