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The great restructure: Gender inequity culture in the nonprofit sector

Gender equality should be a core value integrated into every aspect of a nonprofit organization. Here are questions to consider to reduce gender inequity.

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

As I continue to process the many sessions I attended and the new connections that I made, three key themes from the Power in Solidarity conference stuck out for me:  

By Supriya Kumar (she/her)

July 28, 2022

Collecting data during a humanitarian crisis

Despite its limitations, real-time data contains valuable early indicators of the philanthropic response to a crisis.

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

COVID-19 in India was an eye opener for donors of all kinds, who got a “behind the scenes” look at what organizations they support do, and under what circumstances they operate.

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

July 20, 2022

Commitment to funding Native self-determination 

We partner with hundreds of reservation-based programs, improving quality of life for 250,000 Native elders, families, and children each year.  

By Helen Oliff (she/her)

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 gap 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

Three emerging trends in European philanthropy

After a sleepless redeye flight earlier this month, I landed in Barcelona to attend the first ever Philea Forum. In addition to representing Candid, I was there to learn about trends in European philanthropy and explore opportunities for collaboration. Philea…

By Cesar Del Valle (he/him)

June 21, 2022

Celebrating Black history and Black futures

While recently recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, Black people have long celebrated the historical importance of Juneteenth. From kitchen tables to campuses of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Juneteenth is well revered in the Black community as…

By ABFE and Candid

June 17, 2022