Candid insights

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

Announcing Candid insights: The ‘big picture’ on the nonprofit sector 

Announcing Candid insights—a go-to publication for the nonprofit sector that provides helpful articles, data-driven stories, expert perspectives, and more—to support your mission-driven work.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her) and Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

June 18, 2024

Building connections with funders as Black nonprofit leaders 

Learn about the unique challenges Black nonprofit leaders face when connecting with funders, including Black executives’ real-world approaches to overcoming existing barriers and power structures to secure funding for their organizations.

By Ivonne Arauz Simms, MSEd (she/her) and David M. Holmes (he/him)

June 17, 2024

Funder collaboratives are key to a vibrant, just, and inclusive democracy 

Discover the vital role that funder collaboratives play in strengthening civic engagement, including how collaborative funds’ can distinctly drive impact to ensure U.S. democracy is inclusive, thriving, and participatory for all.

By Rini Chakraborty (she/her)

June 11, 2024

Grant application and review practices for more equitable and inclusive funding 

Discover five grant application and review best practices that the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation uses to make their funding more equitable and inclusive.

By Kaerie Ray (she/her)

June 10, 2024

Investing for impact: Leveraging assets to advance systemic change 

Learn how to build an impact investing program that drives systematic change using Jesse Ball DuPont Fund’s learnings from making impact investments in their community.

By Mari Kuraishi (she/her) and Chris Crothers (he/him)

June 6, 2024

How funders can bolster direct voter engagement  

Discover three obstacles to direct voter engagement facing today’s nonprofits that work to boost voter turnout and increase nonpartisan participation in the U.S. election.

By Neill Coleman (he/him) and Melody Lopez (she/her)

June 4, 2024

Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible 

Discover why SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) relies on a multitude of data and insights to raise visibility of the aging LGBTQ+ community and inform how they can best serve their needs.

By Cindy Rizzo (she/her)

June 3, 2024

8 books about Pride Month and the history of the gay rights movement 

This Pride Month, read these 8 books by or about the LGBTQ+ community to learn about the history of the gay rights movement that this heritage month commemorates.

By Grey Putnam (he/him)

May 30, 2024

Intersectionality: buzzword or social sector game-changer? 

As intersectionality gains popularity, it’s key to understand what it is, how it helps bring visibility to people who share multiple identities, and why it’s critical to the social sectors’ DEI efforts.

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

May 29, 2024

Breaking the cycle: Supporting veterans and military families’ basic needs in local communities 

Learn why supporting veterans and military families’ unmet basic needs via more holistic funding and assistance programs is key to improving the health and livelihoods of U.S. veterans.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

May 23, 2024

Investing in capacity building: The vital role of general operating support for BIPOC-led nonprofits

Discover why general operating support grants play a critical role in building capacity for BIPOC-led nonprofits and how unrestricted funding can work to unlock greater equity in the sector.

By LaTosha Brown (she/her/hers) and Malikah Berry Rogers (she/her/hers)

May 20, 2024