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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.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

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

Connecting the dots: Fighting for equity through a data partnership 

Elizabeth Barajas-Román of WFN shares what a demographic data partnership with Candid enables for advancing equity in the sector, including the first-ever, public dashboard to analyze intersectionality in nonprofit executive leadership.

By Elizabeth Barajas-Román (she/her)

April 11, 2024

The Maui wildfires: A record in disaster philanthropy, an opportunity to ‘get it right’ 

CEP’s Tanya Gulliver-Garcia explores funding for Maui wildfires—and what learnings the record-setting response to Hawaii’s recent natural hazard hold for future investment in disaster philanthropy.

By Tanya Gulliver-Garcia (she/her/they/them)

April 9, 2024

Collecting demographic data: Nonprofits value transparency but need support

Viewpoint Consulting’s Kelly Brown shares new research findings on sharing demographic data via Candid, including the drivers and barriers of collecting this information to advance nonprofit transparency.

By Kelly Brown

March 28, 2024

What’s trending? Top subject searches in Candid nonprofit profiles 

Candid nonprofit profiles help funders, donors, DAF advisors, and others find organizations to support; read this article to learn what supporters searched for most in February 2024.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

March 27, 2024