Candid insights

The big picture of the social sector, backed by data and expertise

Quality demographic data: Respect, privacy, and accuracy 

Discover the keys to ensuring nonprofits can collect and share quality demographic data with sector stakeholders based on new insights gleaned from over 1,500 organizations.

By Kelly Brown

July 9, 2024

Unlocking equity by investing in broad outreach and deep community organizing 

Community organizing plays a critical role in an inclusive, healthy democracy; learn how the Tides Foundation supports community organizations’ efforts to ensure their members’ voices are heard.

By Beth Huang (she/her )

July 8, 2024

Centering communities: Leaning into participatory grantmaking to increase equity 

Learn why the Boston foundation embraces participatory grantmaking and how they’ve implemented best practices and shifted power to drive greater impact in their community.

By Candace Burton (she/her )

July 2, 2024

How to run an experiment on your nonprofit’s social media   

Learn how to run a social media experiment with expertise guidance to help you better reach, engage, and inspire action among your nonprofit’s donors, supporters, and online community.

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

July 1, 2024

5 takeaways on why gender equity matters across issue areas 

Learn why gender equity matters across nonprofit issue areas based on five key takeaways from Bridgespan’s recent research that highlights the inequities that women distinctly face and offers advice for how grantmakers can help.

June 27, 2024

9 free eBooks to help you brush up on basics and build new skills

Add these nine free eBooks for nonprofits to your summer reading list to brush up on fundraising basics, level up your leadership skills, and learn how to harness innovation for change.

By Katy Klein (she/her)

June 26, 2024

What do we know about LGBTQIA+ nonprofit leaders and staff? 

Delve into data-driven insights on LGBTQIA+ nonprofit leaders and staffs’ representation and real-world experiences in the sector, including why more support for their community is critical.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

June 25, 2024

Demographic data dos and don’ts for funders 

Take this free course to learn about demographic data dos and don’ts based on funders’ real-world lessons and best practices for collecting, analyzing, and using this information in grantmaking.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 24, 2024

Announcing Candid insights: The ‘big picture’ on the nonprofit sector 

Announcing Candid insights—a go-to publication for the nonprofit sector that provides helpful articles, data-driven stories, expert perspectives, and more—to support your mission-driven work.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her) and Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

June 18, 2024