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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

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

Demographic data dos and don’ts for funders 

Take this free course to learn about demographic data dos and don’ts based on funders’ real-world lessons and best practices for collecting, analyzing, and using this information in grantmaking.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 24, 2024

Five tips for bringing your nonprofit’s Candid profile to life 

Get even more from your nonprofit’s Candid profile with these five tips on how to make your profile stand out to donors and increase the odds of winning over their support.

By Wynne Chan (she/her) and Chris Bunting (they/them)

June 13, 2024

Grant application and review practices for more equitable and inclusive funding 

Discover five grant application and review best practices that the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation uses to make their funding more equitable and inclusive.

By Kaerie Ray (she/her)

June 10, 2024

Investing for impact: Leveraging assets to advance systemic change 

Learn how to build an impact investing program that drives systematic change using Jesse Ball DuPont Fund’s learnings from making impact investments in their community.

By Mari Kuraishi (she/her) and Chris Crothers (he/him)

June 6, 2024

Designing engaging and effective learning experiences 

Learn how to create learning experiences, educational materials, and trainings that equip your nonprofit’s staff for success with expert tips from Candid’s instructional designer.

By Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

June 5, 2024

How to ask your long-term funders for more money 

Learn how to approach asking long-term funders for additional grant dollars to support your nonprofit’s operations with expert advice from Candid’s senior director of development.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

May 28, 2024

Spring cleaning: How to do a social media audit

Learn how to do a social media audit at your nonprofit to ensure your social accounts reflect your brand and communicate accurate, consistent, and up-to-date information about your organization with expert guidance from Candid’s senior digital communications manager.

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

May 14, 2024

Philanthropic collaboratives are finding ways to more effectively measure impact

Find out how philanthropic collaboratives—organizations that distribute resources from multiple donors to nonprofits—are finding new and effective ways to equitably measure impact across their portfolio of grantees.

By Mariah Collins (she/her) and Erika Caballero Montoya (she/her)

May 13, 2024

Telling a compelling story: Communicating program impact in a grant proposal

Communicating program impact in a grant proposal is key to securing funding; get expert tips on how to compellingly convey your nonprofit’s impact to funders to help you win over their support.

By Tracy Kaufman (she/her)

May 7, 2024