Candid insights

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

Closing the racial wealth gap through rent relief and alternative credit building 

A recent Bridgespan report outlines the key drivers of the racial wealth gap in the U.S. and highlights the philanthropic role that alternative credit building can play in closing it.

By Devin Murphy (he/him) and Zach Slobig (he/him)

July 11, 2024

​​Toward ​nimbl​e​ and creative ​funding for LGBTQ communities ​through a time of crisis 

Discover recent trends in funding for LGBTQ communities and causes—and why more philanthropic support is needed—based on the Funders for LGBTQ Issues 2024 Resource Tracking Report.

By April Bethea (she/her) and Sammy Luffy (she/her)

July 10, 2024

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