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New courses address barriers to demographic data collection 

Learn about new Candid courses that address the common barriers faced by nonprofits when asked to collect demographic data.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

September 26, 2023

Tips for nonprofits from Candid’s year of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts 

After a year of creating social media video content at Candid, we reflect on our key learnings and provide tips for other nonprofits looking to share short-form videos on social media.

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

September 7, 2023

Why we’re all burned out and what to do about it  

Candid’s Cathleen Clerkin PhD explains what burnout is, why it’s rampant in today’s nonprofit sector, and what we can do to combat it.

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

August 29, 2023

When nonprofit strategic planning goes wrong 

In this blog, discover how to avoid four common ways that nonprofit strategic planning can go wrong.

By Preeta Nayak (she/her) and Lindsey Waldron (she/her)

August 23, 2023

How to run a successful hybrid meeting

In this Candid blog, learn how to plan and run a successful hybrid meeting.

By Matthew Epstein (he/him)

July 26, 2023

Four common grant proposal documents (free samples included)

Access successful examples of four common grant proposal documents, including cover letters, letters of intent, project budgets and more.

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

July 13, 2023

Trust-based considerations for demographic data

Shaady Salehi and Chantias Ford of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project share key considerations for using demographic data to inform grantmaking decisions.

By Shaady Salehi (she/her) and Chantias Ford (she/her)

July 11, 2023

Five tips to build engagement on remote teams

Candid’s director of talent development shares five tips for building engaged remote teams in today’s distributed workforce.

By Sarah Sprott (she/her)

July 5, 2023

Social media myths for nonprofits 

This blog debunks six nonprofit social media myths for engaging supporters on today’s social platforms.

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

June 27, 2023

4 free ways to access Candid’s demographic data 

Discover four free ways to access demographic data provided to Candid by over 55,000 nonprofits.

By Alison Jannette (she/her)

June 20, 2023

7 red flags for funders in your grant proposal

Avoid these seven red flags for funders in your grant proposal to increase your chances of funding success.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

June 14, 2023

Is your nonprofit thinking about using ChatGPT? Your first step is to do no harm

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine share examples of nonprofits’ use of ChatGPT gone wrong and discuss how you can mitigate the risks of generative AI technology at your organization.

By Beth Kanter (she/her) and Allison Fine (she/her)

June 8, 2023