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Visibility and relationships: Effective fundraising for small nonprofits

Candid’s senior development manager shares tips, tactics, and strategies for effective fundraising to help smaller nonprofits find, win, and retain grant funding.

By Erin DeSandro (she/her)

April 2, 2024

Mitigating future risks: Why your organization should have an AI policy 

Find out three reasons why having an AI policy can help maximize the benefits of new technology while minimizing the risks for organizations seeking to make a social impact.

By Astrid Vinje (she/her)

April 1, 2024

Is your nonprofit organization ‘grant-ready’? 

Seeking a grant for the first time? Here’s how to make sure your nonprofit is prepared to receive foundation grant funding and what you can expect funders will require in the process.

By Lori Guidry (she/her)

March 25, 2024

How to tell a compelling story with a Seal of Transparency 

If you’re wondering what a Seal of Transparency is, how to earn a 2024 Seal, the benefits of doing so, and more, this article answers nonprofits’ top questions about Candid Seals.

By Chris Bunting (they/them)

March 19, 2024

Rethink, reuse, and repurpose: How to create more social media content with less work

Candid’s senior manager of digital communications explains how you can repurpose social media content to save you time and work when engaging your nonprofit’s online community.

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

March 14, 2024

Setting work-life boundaries when working from home 

Candid’s Cathleen Clerkin Ph.D. shares practical tips on setting boundaries when working from home in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.

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

March 7, 2024

How to find your first prospective donors: Tips for new nonprofits 

Learn how to find first-time prospective donors to support your cause using these practical tips for new nonprofits.

By Tracy Kaufman (she/her)

March 5, 2024

How to gather high-quality nonprofit client feedback

Experts from Listen4Good and Feedback Labs share research-backed best practices for how to gather high-quality nonprofit client feedback to improve programs and achieve greater impact.

By Valerie Threlfall (she/her) and Megan Campbell (she/her)

February 27, 2024

Candid community: Expanding equitable access to nonprofit resources 

Learn how our growing network of Candid community partners support nonprofits’ success by providing free, local access to our resources, tools, and training.

By Samantha Ryder (she/her)

February 20, 2024

To bot or not to bot: Using generative AI in grantwriting

Learn what generative AI is, ways it can be useful for nonprofit grantwriting, and how to use it responsibly.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

February 14, 2024

Zero-cost, maximum-impact professional development for fundraisers

If you’d like to level up your fundraising skills, learn about high-impact, no-cost professional development resources and strategies to support your success.

By Chris Bunting (they/them) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

January 31, 2024