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Alt-labor: What are workers’ rights nonprofits?  

View the topic of nonprofit workers’ rights through a new lens by exploring the increasing role that today’s alt-labor organizations play in the social sector in this blog.

By Guy Mika (he/him)

January 17, 2023

A look back at Issue Lab’s top philanthropic resources in 2022

Candid’s Issue Lab provides access to more than 33,000 philanthropic resources. Here is a look at the top-read Issue Lab publications from last year.

By Justin Benton (he/him)

January 6, 2023

Explore funding for U.S. democracy with our free data tool

If you’re curious about nonprofits’ U.S. democracy-related work and how its being funded, use Candid’s free data tools to explore funding for U.S. democracy initiatives.

By Supriya Kumar (she/her)

December 9, 2022

Why defining BIPOC-led is harder than you think

The term BIPOC-led is today’s king of philanthropic buzzwords. But what does it actually mean? Find out why defining BIPOC-led might be harder than you’d think.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

December 8, 2022

GlassPockets at sunset: reflections from working at the intersection of power and light 

We are sunsetting GlassPockets. We reflect on GlassPockets’ history and lessons learned, what went into our decision, and how you can continue to access Candid’s content and tools on funder transparency.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

November 29, 2022

Eight steps to get started with fiscal sponsorship

Every day, people come up with creative ideas for starting a mission-driven charitable project. But it can feel overwhelming. Not to worry! A fiscal sponsor can help.

By Ruth Williams (she/her)

October 11, 2022

Drilling down on Candid’s commitment to data and transparency 

Candid’s mission, to get you the information you need to do good, might seem simple, but it’s actually quite complex. Jake Garcia, Candid’s vice president of data, shares how we collect and organize data, and why we value transparency.

By Jake Garcia (he/him)

October 4, 2022

Eight tips for funders to help grantseekers navigate your website 

Grantmakers have the opportunity to leverage their website in ways that will save time for yourselves and help grantseekers.

By Joey Guastella (he/him)

October 3, 2022

Four tips to make the most of your nonprofit email campaigns

Email is the backbone of many nonprofits’ marketing efforts. Learn how to maximize your nonprofit email campaigns and support your mission.

By Aidan Augustin (he/him)

September 27, 2022

The data/crisis catch-22: How the pandemic created a social sector data gap

There’s a data/crisis catch-22: While it’s important to have recent data when managing a crisis, it’s also harder to get. Case in point: 990 data from the IRS.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her) and Anna Koob (she/her)

September 26, 2022

Compensation in the new age: findings from Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report can help fill in the gaps when it comes to benchmarking compensation. The report captures the most authoritative and accurate compensation data from close to 88,000 nonprofits based on IRS data. Here we share a couple takeaways from this year’s report.

By Reina Mukai (she/her) and Parshya Kavoosi (she/her)

September 8, 2022