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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

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

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

The great restructure: Gender inequity culture in the nonprofit sector

As we get ready to observe Women’s Equality Day on August 26, we celebrate and advocate for women having an equal voice.  Gender equality within nonprofits is not a special project. It should not be a consideration for a better…

By Holly Rustick (she/her)

August 16, 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