Candid insights

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

5 takeaways on trust in NGOs to manage new innovations and technologies 

Dig into data-driven trends on the public’s trust in NGOs, business, government, and media to discover what inspires confidence in these institutions based on Edelman’s 2024 research.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

July 17, 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

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

Foundation giving remained steady in 2023. What’s the outlook for 2024? 

What could foundation giving in 2023 mean for giving to nonprofits this year? Find out by delving into Candid’s analysis of last year’s foundation giving and payout data, including what changes to expect in grantmaking in 2024.

By Grace Sato (she/her)

June 12, 2024

5 takeaways from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2023 data

Dig into the Fundraising the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2023 data to discover five key takeaways, including a decline in the number of donors and donation dollars raised, and what they may signal for nonprofits in 2024.

May 22, 2024

What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics 

The state of diversity in the U.S. nonprofit sector, a new Candid report, offers baseline insights on the demographic makeup of today’s nonprofit staff, leaders, and board members.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

May 16, 2024

Creating partnerships: Closing the gender pay gap by challenging the status quo together 

To close the gender pay gap—amounting to over $1.6 trillion in lost women’s wages—means challenging the status quo and working in partnership across the sector to address its interconnected root causes.

By Jocelyn Frye (she/her/hers)

May 8, 2024

Did nonprofit leadership become more racially diverse after 2020? 

Is nonprofit leadership more racially diverse than in 2020? Find out by exploring insights derived from demographic data that help explain what recent shifts in nonprofits led by BIPOC CEOs may signal.

By Mantin Diomande (she/her)

May 2, 2024

Community foundations: Donor-advised fund grants outpaced contributions in 2022 

Find out how donor-advised fund grants given compared to DAF contributions among community foundations in 2022–and what research on this trend may mean for philanthropic giving in the future.

By David Rosado (he/him)

April 23, 2024

Co-leadership: A path to more diverse, sustainable nonprofits? 

Dig into insights on nonprofit co-leadership to find out whether this commonplace trend of charitable organizations led by two leaders is opening the door to more overall diversity in the sector.

By Cathleen Clerkin, Ph.D. (she/her)

April 17, 2024

Youth community service: Belonging, reciprocity, and agency 

Get insights into how young community service is being redefined by Gen Z and how young people are seeking to maximize their social impact—both for themselves and the communities they serve.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

April 16, 2024