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Prioritizing in-person connection at Candid’s all-staff annual gathering 

We’re sharing lessons learned from our experience organizing Candid Convene in Philadelphia this September, with the hopes of helping other nonprofits struggling to decide if an in-person meeting is the right choice for them.

By Jacqui Rose (she/her)

October 6, 2022

Reframe, commit, and expand: How to meaningfully invest in Black leaders

Despite the need for a significant shift in how philanthropy supports Black leaders and communities, long-term commitments are episodic at best. Echoing Green shares three calls to action for philanthropy to be more just and equitable.

By Tiffany Thompson (she/her)

August 18, 2022

Philanthropy must prioritize elevating and including Black voices

In 2020, the philanthropic sector started conversations about how philanthropy can better support Black-led organizations and the Black community.  The sector missed a great opportunity with these listening sessions for Black non-profit leaders to share their hopes and dreams for their communities and the work of their organizations.

By Tokiwa T. Smith

August 8, 2022

Power in Solidarity: Reflections from AAPIP and NAP’s joint convening

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP)’s joint convening, Power in Solidarity. On a personal level, this convening was special, as it was the first in-person…

By Supriya Kumar (she/her)

July 28, 2022

Collecting data during a humanitarian crisis

When a crisis occurs—whether it’s the war in Ukraine or the COVID-19 pandemic—people seek up-to-date information. They want to understand, for example, how the crisis is evolving or how many people are affected. In the social sector, the questions that…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Laia Griñó (she/her)

July 27, 2022

The overhead myth: crash course to fundraising transparency

The overhead myth states that nonprofits that can spend the least amount on overhead are seen as the most effective. It’s time to disprove this.

By Jacob Spencer

July 26, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in India

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. To understand how the pandemic impacted the philanthropic sector and civil…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

July 20, 2022

Commitment to funding Native self-determination 

For decades, Native American tribes have faced economic and food insecurity, education barriers, substandard and overcrowded housing, and limited healthcare—all tied to flawed federal policies and broken treaties. To address these inequities, our goal at Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA)…

July 14, 2022

Foundation giving and payout: what changed in 2021?

Every January, Candid surveys large U.S. private and community foundations to understand recent giving trends and forecast where giving is headed. [1] This year, we asked funders about their giving in FYE (fiscal year end) 2020 and 2021, including funding…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

July 5, 2022

A Maryland nonprofit’s quest to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed multiple cracks in our society’s infrastructure. And over the past two years, those of us in the nonprofit sector who are committed to workforce development have seen the divide between job seekers and employers grow…

By Grace Lee

June 30, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in Brazil 

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. To understand how the pandemic impacted the philanthropic sector and civil…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 23, 2022