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Reimagining grantmaking with data collaboration at scale 

Discover what data collaboration at scale makes possible for reimagining grantmaking in this recap of Candid’s recent session at the 2024 PEAK Grantmaking conference.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

April 24, 2024

Community foundations: Donor-advised fund grants outpaced contributions in 2022 

Find out how donor-advised fund grants given compared to DAF contributions among community foundations in 2022–and what research on this trend may mean for philanthropic giving in the future.

By David Rosado (he/him)

April 23, 2024

Empowering grassroots organizations: building capacity, diversity, and relationships

Learn why building grassroots organizations’ capacity is central to the Ms. Foundation’s mission, including the importance of funding women- and BIPOC-led nonprofits to drive impact in their communities.

By Teresa C. Younger (she/her/hers)

April 22, 2024

Scaling positive systems change: Addressing underlying conditions and sustainability 

Learn why positive systems change for scaling nonprofits’ impact requires holistically addressing underlying issues of power dynamics, public policies, control over resources, and incentive structures.

By Heather Grady (she/her )

April 18, 2024

Youth community service: Belonging, reciprocity, and agency 

Get insights into how young community service is being redefined by Gen Z and how young people are seeking to maximize their social impact—both for themselves and the communities they serve.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

April 16, 2024

Connecting the dots: Fighting for equity through a data partnership 

Elizabeth Barajas-Román of WFN shares what a demographic data partnership with Candid enables for advancing equity in the sector, including the first-ever, public dashboard to analyze intersectionality in nonprofit executive leadership.

By Elizabeth Barajas-Román (she/her)

April 11, 2024

Doing good with AI tools: Navigating ethical considerations for the social sector 

Candid’s data science manager unpacks using AI tools for good, including ethical considerations to reduce harm and maximize the utility of today’s newest AI technologies.

By David Hollander, Ph.D. (he/him)

April 10, 2024

The Maui wildfires: A record in disaster philanthropy, an opportunity to ‘get it right’ 

CEP’s Tanya Gulliver-Garcia explores funding for Maui wildfires—and what learnings the record-setting response to Hawaii’s recent natural hazard hold for future investment in disaster philanthropy.

By Tanya Gulliver-Garcia (she/her/they/them)

April 9, 2024

Candid’s DEI commitment, today, and for the future 

Learn about Candid’s DEI journey, including how we got started and what we’ll do next to further strengthen our nonprofit’s culture of inclusion and belonging.

By DeeDee Dickey (she/her)

April 8, 2024

Doubling down on data for racial equity 

Find out how demographic data collection via Candid profiles helps inform equitable grantmaking and reduce the reporting burden on nonprofits in this webinar recap.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

April 4, 2024

Mitigating future risks: Why your organization should have an AI policy 

Find out three reasons why having an AI policy can help maximize the benefits of new technology while minimizing the risks for organizations seeking to make a social impact.

By Astrid Vinje (she/her)

April 1, 2024

Collecting demographic data: Nonprofits value transparency but need support

Viewpoint Consulting’s Kelly Brown shares new research findings on sharing demographic data via Candid, including the drivers and barriers of collecting this information to advance nonprofit transparency.

By Kelly Brown

March 28, 2024