Drummond Pike

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Drummond Pike - May 26, 2009

Drummond Pike co-founded the Tides coalition. Awarded as an Outstanding Foundation Professional, Drummond Pike helped pioneer the advent of donor advised funds in philanthropy. Through his leadership, Tides has helped increase the capacity and effectiveness of thousands of social change organizations. Pike resides in San Francisco, California. He also founded eGrants.org, a nonprofit focused on Internet fundraising. He was a founder and Associate Director of the Youth Project in Washington, DC and served as Executive Director of the Shalan Foundation in San Francisco from 1976 to 1981.[1]

Early activism

Drummond Pike was a founder and Associate Director of the Youth Project in Washington, DC, and served as Executive Director of the Shalan Foundation from 1976 to 1981. He was among the original founders of Working Assets, a telecommunications company dedicated to progressive philanthropy and political activism.

Tides Foundation

Pike founded Tides Foundation in 1976, and serves as President of Tides Foundation, Tides Center.[1] In 2009 Drummond Pike was listed as a member of the board of directors of the Tides Center.[2].

South Africa benefit

On January 17 1986, a benefit concert was held at Oakland's Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, for the National Emergency Fund of the South African Council of Churches.

Dinner Committee Members included Hon. Alan Cranston, Hon. Leo McCarthy, Hon. Barbara Boxer, Hon. Sala Burton, Hon. Ron Dellums (a DSA member), Hon. Don Edwards, Hon. Tom Lantos Hon. George Miller, Jr. Hon. Norman Mineta, Hon. Pete Stark, Hon. Willie Brown, plus Democratic Socialists of America members Julian Bond, Nancy Skinner, Harry Britt, John Henning, Adam Hochschild, Frances Moore Lappe, Stanley Sheinbaum, Communist Party USA affiliates Wilson Riles, Jr., Maudelle Shirek, Al Lannon, and Irving Sarnoff, and radical socialists Julianne Malveaux, Drummond Pike, John George, Peter Yarrow and actor/activist Sidney Poitier.[3]

Working Assets

Pike was one of the original founders of Working Assets in 1983.[1]

National Leading From the Inside Out Alum

Drummond Pike, Tides Foundation, was a 2006 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Leading From the Inside Out Alum.[4]


Pike donated $5,000 to the Secretary of State Project in 2008.

In Peru with Wade Rathke

Wade Rathke, Drummond Pike, Peru

Global Progressive Forum, Brussels 2009

Progressives from all over the world are getting together in Brussels on April 2-3, 2009 at the Global Progressive Forum to discuss how to create a better globalization for people[5]

Workshop 3: Sustainable development for social justice (Room P5B 001)

The Organizers' Forum

As at Jan 28, 2010 Drummond Pike was on the Board of Directors of The Organizers' Forum, a group with the mission of strengthening grassroots organizations by increasing capacity and stability of their democratic structures, to link organizing networks, and to improve on the skills and strategies employed by both community and labor organizers.[6]

Social Policy

As at Jan. 29, 2010 the Social Policy Organizers' Forum Board included:[7]

Deepak Bhargava, John Calkins, Tho Thi Do, Mary Gonzales, Ken Johnson, Michael Kieschnick, Drummond Pike, Mark Splain, Andy Stern, Pat Sweeney, Mary Rowles, John Hoyt, Gustavo Torres.

Democracy Alliance

Pike serves on the Board of Directors for Democracy Alliance.[8]

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