Candid insights

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

Building evidence and innovating programs to reduce disparities in children’s well-being 

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leslie Boissiere shares new research on disparities in child well-being in the U.S. and how innovative programs help reduce child poverty and create brighter futures for all. 

By Leslie Boissiere (she/her)

January 29, 2024

Five green flags for funders in your grant proposal

To increase your odds of securing funding, discover five green flags funders look for in your grant proposal.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

January 25, 2024

New year, new social media plan: Using data to inform our strategy 

If creating a nonprofit social media plan is top of mind this year, learn how Candid uses data to inform our approach–and how you can do the same.

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

January 24, 2024

Kickstart a successful fundraising year with Candid Seals of Transparency 

2024 Candid Seals of Transparency are here. Find out how Candid Seals benefit nonprofits like yours and how to get started earning a Seal to boost your fundraising success this year.

By Keomony Sen (she/her)

January 23, 2024

Unlocking change: Free access to Candid’s nonprofit resources

Use Candid’s free nonprofit resources and tools to help you find funding, build capacity, stay up-to-date on the social sector, and more.

By Brittany Hall (she/her)

January 17, 2024

Prioritizing the real people behind demographic data 

Candid’s VP of Influence shares why it’s pivotal to prioritize the people behind the demographic data in grant applications and reporting.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her)

January 16, 2024

Demystifying Candid data 

Candid’s CEO shares how we are making the best data on the social sector available in Candid’s next generation platform to support your organizations’ mission-driven success.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

January 11, 2024

The social sector has a negativity bias. Here’s what you can do about it.  

Feeling down about the world you aim to improve? Learn why negativity bias in the nonprofit sector may be to blame and how to protect your well-being while driving impact in your work.

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

January 10, 2024

Happy New Year? It depends what nonprofit “year” you’re talking about.  

Learn about five main types of nonprofit years, what they mean, and how they differ, including fiscal year, calendar year, tax form year, and more.

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

January 3, 2024

Highlights from Candid’s most popular philanthropic resources in 2023 

Revisit some of last year’s most popular philanthropic resources from Candid’s Issue Lab.

By Justin Benton (he/him)

January 2, 2024

Building a nonprofit budget: 4 steps to get started

Get the basics of building a nonprofit budget to support your mission-driven operations.

By Jon Osterburg (he/him)

December 20, 2023

Ranking above the rest: The top 10 most-read Candid blogs in 2023

Revisit our 10 most-read Candid blogs in 2023 to rediscover this year’s top nonprofit trends and topics.

By Kristin Boe (she/her)

December 19, 2023