Fundraising,Leadership Published Date, 2023

Impactful Investing: Philanthropy Trends for Racial Equity, Democracy, and the Environment | Orr Group TALKS

In this TALK, Tides Network's CEO, Janiece Evans-Page, joins Craig Shelley, CFRE, to explore current trends in philanthropy, with a focus on the progress and opportunities of growing investments in racial equity, democracy, and the environment. They also discussed Tides’ role as a leader in the space, in addition to the valuable lessons Janiece has learned across her career.


  • Explore current social justice philanthropy trends and investments.
  • Learn what makes organizations successful philanthropic leaders.
  • Gain insights from experienced leaders to achieve philanthropic goals effectively.


  • Nonprofit executives and senior staff.
  • Current nonprofit board members.
  • Donors interested in learning about the current philanthropic landscape.


Janiece Evans-Page is the Chief Executive Officer of Tides, a nonprofit and philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing social justice. Janiece is leading the organization’s mission to shift power to and strengthen the power of BIPOC community leaders and others who face systemic barriers to opportunities. In addition to her experience working across sectors, Janiece’s lifelong passion for social and racial justice fuels her leadership of centering Tides’ and other organizations’ work in equity to advance systems change.

Ms. Evans-Page's extensive career as a transformational leader spans sectors and functions, with a clear focus on social impact. Prior to joining Tides, she served as the inaugural Chief Sustainability and Diversity Officer at Fossil Group and Head of Fossil Foundation. In this role, she launched Fossil Group’s global philanthropy practice, leading the strategic development of its social impact investment portfolio and environmental sustainability framework. She was also the architect of Fossil Foundation’s signature initiative, which empowers youth through innovative partnerships with social entrepreneurs. To date, the organization has impacted the lives of 1.5M-plus underserved young people around the globe. During her 20-plus year tenure at Hewlett-Packard Co., Ms. Evans-Page served as vice president and general manager of HP’s Imaging and Printing Attach Organization, which she launched and grew into a $600M+ global enterprise. She also launched HP’s global e-inclusion strategy which included a global team that led digital inclusion investments in 20+ countries.

In 2018, she was honored by Ebony Magazine as one of its Power 100 awardees in the “Women Up” category. In 2021, she was honored at the 12th Annual Powerful Women of The Bay Awards luncheon and was selected as one of the honorees of the San Francisco Business Times’ 2021 Most Influential Women in Business. She currently serves on several boards including Southern New Hampshire University,, Echoing Green, and numerous advisory councils. Ms. Evans-Page holds a B.S. in Social Sciences/Organizational Behavior from the University of California at Berkeley, and an Executive M.B.A. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She is supported and inspired by her loving family — her husband, Mark, daughter, and son.

Craig is a trusted partner and advisor to the nonprofit sector’s most ambitious leaders. He advances the missions of nonprofits by bringing a change-management and entrepreneurial approach to strategy, organizational development, fundraising, and board optimization.

In addition to his direct work with clients, as a Partner and the firm’s Chief Growth Officer, Craig helps to set the course for Orr Group’s continued success. He leads our Impact Group, focused on identifying and meeting the needs of our nonprofit partners and projecting our best practices and viewpoints across the sector, as well as our Growth Team, which is responsible for our brand, marketing, communications, thought leadership, and business development efforts.

Craig is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and frequently speaks at conferences and publishes articles on leadership and philanthropy. Prior to joining Orr Group in 2013, Craig was National Director of Development and Corporate Alliances for the Boy Scouts of America. In this position, he was responsible for leading annual fundraising, corporate partnerships, and alumni relations for the organization. He also provided training, support, and consulting to nearly 300 local Boy Scouts affiliates, which collectively raised over $250 million annually.

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