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The ABCs of DAFs: How to tap into donor-advised funds 

Want to tap into DAF funding to support your nonprofit’s mission-driven work? Discover creative ways and tools you can use to connect with donor advised funds.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

February 1, 2023

The ABCs of DAFs: What is a donor-advised fund?

Looking to learn more about DAFs? In this blog, discover what a donor-advised fund is and why it is increasingly popular with individual donors.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

January 25, 2023

Words to Avoid—2023 Edition

It’s that time again—Words to Avoid, 2023, a list of words, terms, and phrase to reconsider before using.

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 13, 2023

Demographics via Candid: A data-driven approach to encourage equitable funding practices

Demographics via Candid is a data-driven initiative aimed at encouraging equitable funding practices and reducing administrative burdens for nonprofits. Find out how to get involved!

By Michele Dilworth (she/her)

January 4, 2023

Topping the charts in 2022: The 10 most-read Candid blogs 

If you’re wondering which social sector topics topped charts this year, be sure to check out this list of the top 10 most-read Candid blogs in 2022.

By Kristin Boe (she/her)

December 19, 2022

Why defining BIPOC-led is harder than you think

The term BIPOC-led is today’s king of philanthropic buzzwords. But what does it actually mean? Find out why defining BIPOC-led might be harder than you’d think.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

December 8, 2022

What happened in 2020 disaster philanthropy beyond COVID-19?  

What happened in 2020 disaster philanthropy beyond COVID-19? Candid and the Center of Disaster Philanthropy use data explore this question and examine how the social sector can maximize its impact today and in the future.

By Grace Sato (she/her)

November 14, 2022

Tweeting through uncertainty: Candid’s approach to nonprofit Twitter

Struggling to know what to do with your nonprofit Twitter account? Candid’s social media expert shares her approach to Twitter with the aim of to helping the nonprofit community do the same during this challenging and uncertain time.

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

November 10, 2022

The 10th annual human rights report: collaborating to drive impact

As we look to these new findings, we uplift why they matter and how this partnership strengthens our goals to map and improve tracking of the field of philanthropy.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they) and Kellea Miller (she/her)

October 28, 2022

Throwback Thursday: GlassPockets editor’s top five for funders

We are highlighting five popular and relevant oldies but goodies from the GlassPockets archive. Check out this helpful advice for funders on ways to leverage transparency to improve equitable access to philanthropic resources.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

October 13, 2022

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