Kriss Deiglmeier

Kriss Deiglmeier

CEO, Tides

Kriss is the CEO of Tides, a global foundation and social venture accelerator focused on shared prosperity and social justice. In 2016, she was named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Philanthropy” by Philanthropy Insider. Under Kriss’ leadership, Tides’ grant making grew over 100% in three years to over $200 million in 110 countries.

Recognized as a pioneer in the field of social innovation, Kriss has written and published leading thought pieces and has presented and guest-lectured on social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and public-private partnerships.

Before Tides, Kriss was the founding Executive Director for the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at Stanford University. Under her direction, CSI quickly gained a global reputation as a pre-eminent leader in the emerging social innovation field.

Kriss received her BA from the University of Washington and her MBA from UC Berkeley. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

Why Intermediaries?


Philanthropy has turned to intermediaries for many purposes over the past several decades. And while these arrangements present many advantages, they also pose some challenges. When is it opportune to work through an intermediary agency? When does working with an intermediary no longer make sense? In this session, a panel of leaders representing a diverse range of intermediary providers will explore the reasons that funders engage in the services they offer, examine the challenges associated in working with intermediaries, provide practical advice for donors considering entering into intermediary relationships, and speculate on future trends and opportunities that exist for current/new […]

Breakout session