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

Have grantmaker salaries kept up with inflation?  

In this article, we delve into the data to see whether grantmaker salaries have kept up with inflation between 2019 and 2023.

By David Wolcheck (he/him)

February 13, 2024

Data to support the relentless pursuit of racial equity 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Huilan Krenn explains data’s key role in advancing racial equity in philanthropy and how nonprofit demographics unlock real-world progress.

By Huilan Krenn (she/her)

February 6, 2024

Demystifying Candid data 

Candid’s CEO shares how we are making the best data on the social sector available in Candid’s next generation platform to support your organizations’ mission-driven success.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

January 11, 2024

Happy New Year? It depends what nonprofit “year” you’re talking about.  

Learn about five main types of nonprofit years, what they mean, and how they differ, including fiscal year, calendar year, tax form year, and more.

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

January 3, 2024

Making meaning of Candid’s free demographic data set 

Learn how to conduct research using our free demographic data set of over 62,000 nonprofits that’ve shared their data with Candid.

By Anna Koob (she/her)

December 6, 2023

Five myths and misconceptions about Candid’s grant data

In this blog, we debunk five common myths about Candid’s grants data.

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

November 15, 2023

A crash course on trends analysis using Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set 

In this blog, we explore Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set and how it can be used for grantmaking trends analysis in the social sector.

By Anna Koob (she/her)

September 21, 2023

Bursting at the seams: Candid’s largest nonprofit compensation report yet  

Get a glimpse into the most comprehensive source of nonprofit compensation from Candid’s latest report that analyzes executive salaries using Form 990 data.

By Parshya Kavoosi (she/her)

September 14, 2023

4 things we learned about foundations and general operating support 

In this blog, discover four key learnings about foundations’ varying approaches to providing general operating support.

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

September 13, 2023

Candid Data for Academics: Go back to school with better data 

Learn more about Candid Data for Academics, a free nonprofit dataset available to researchers at higher education institutions.

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

August 9, 2023

Pop the champagne: This year Candid’s grants data set turns 21!

Learn about Candid’s grants data set and how it’s evolved over the past 21 years to reflect the needs of the social sector.

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

July 27, 2023