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

Unlocking change: Free access to Candid’s nonprofit resources

Use Candid’s free nonprofit resources and tools to help you find funding, build capacity, stay up-to-date on the social sector, and more.

By Brittany Hall (she/her)

January 17, 2024

The social sector has a negativity bias. Here’s what you can do about it.  

Feeling down about the world you aim to improve? Learn why negativity bias in the nonprofit sector may be to blame and how to protect your well-being while driving impact in your work.

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

January 10, 2024

Building a nonprofit budget: 4 steps to get started

Get the basics of building a nonprofit budget to support your mission-driven operations.

By Jon Osterburg (he/him)

December 20, 2023

Turning the comms toolkit upside down

Learn about a more efficient and effective approach to creating a nonprofit comms toolkit to support the launch of key campaigns and initiatives.

By Mary Steyer (she/her)

December 14, 2023

Tips for remote interns

In this blog, Candid’s remote interns share helpful advice and tips for working from home at a nonprofit.

By Promise Pitman (she/her)

December 12, 2023

Building a culture of nonprofit compliance at Candid

Candid’s contracts and compliance manager shares first-hand learnings and advice for building a culture of nonprofit compliance.

By Astrid Vinje (she/her)

November 29, 2023

Increasing efficiency in grant reporting

Learn Candid’s approach to streamlining our grant reporting processes and our vision for reducing the burden that grant reports place on nonprofits today.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her) and Zahra Hassan (she/her)

November 28, 2023

It’s Giving Season. Here’s how to donate wisely.

Learn how to donate wisely and ensure your charitable giving goes towards making a difference this Giving Season and beyond.

By Adia Colar (she/her)

November 21, 2023

Turn your season of giving into a season of gratitude 

Build these donor appreciation ideas into your year-end fundraising campaigns to make the most of the season of giving.

By Krista Berry (she/her)

November 14, 2023

Lessons learned: Using demographic data to move from intention to action 

Find out what collecting and using demographic data from grantees is helping funders to achieve in practice.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

November 7, 2023

Nonprofit SEO 101: Make it easy for supporters to find you online 

Learn why nonprofit SEO can help boost your online visibility with supporters and how you can put it to work for your organization.

By Kristin Boe (she/her)

November 2, 2023

Build excitement before you ask: Rethink your year-end giving social media plan

Find out how to build excitement into your social media plan to make the most out of the year-end giving season.

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

October 24, 2023