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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

Grants prospecting strategy 101 

Learn best practices for creating a funder prospecting strategy to help you secure grants to support your nonprofit’s mission-driven work.

By Anabel Tejeda (she/her)

April 15, 2024

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