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

Candid’s next generation platform

Get a glimpse into all that awaits in Candid’s next generation platform, powered by the most comprehensive data in the social sector, to streamline your mission-driven work.

By John Gonzalez (he/him) and Tracy Waksler (she/her)

March 20, 2024

How to tell a compelling story with a Seal of Transparency 

If you’re wondering what a Seal of Transparency is, how to earn a 2024 Seal, the benefits of doing so, and more, this article answers nonprofits’ top questions about Candid Seals.

By Chris Bunting (they/them)

March 19, 2024

9 books to read for Women’s History Month 

In honor of Women’s History Month, read nine books from leading authors on gender issues and disparities, movements combatting sexism, and women empowerment.

By Christy Rilette (she/her)

March 18, 2024

Rethink, reuse, and repurpose: How to create more social media content with less work

Candid’s senior manager of digital communications explains how you can repurpose social media content to save you time and work when engaging your nonprofit’s online community.

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

March 14, 2024

Black leadership and Black experiences in the social sector

Revisit recent Candid research on Black leadership in the social sector, including a comprehensive analysis of private philanthropy’s support of HBCUs.

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

March 13, 2024

Embarking on a continuous learning journey to drive equity 

PEAK Grantmaking’s Satonya Fair shares why advancing racial equity in grantmaking means embracing knowledge sharing and continuous learning through practice to achieve meaningful change.

By Satonya Fair (she/her)

March 12, 2024

Why is leadership aspiration down among BIPOC nonprofit staff? 

Explore the forces behind decreased leadership aspirations of BIPOC nonprofit staff based on findings from the Building Movement Project’s new Race to Lead report.

By Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (he/him) and Frances Kunreuther (she/her)

March 11, 2024

Setting work-life boundaries when working from home 

Candid’s Cathleen Clerkin Ph.D. shares practical tips on setting boundaries when working from home in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.

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

March 7, 2024

Fewer restrictions, greater impact: How Candid shifted to unrestricted support 

Learn how Candid took a bold, intentional approach to seeking unrestricted grant funding rather than programmatic support from funders to unlock more flexibility to advance our mission.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they) and Aleda Gagarin (she/her)

March 6, 2024

How to find your first prospective donors: Tips for new nonprofits 

Learn how to find first-time prospective donors to support your cause using these practical tips for new nonprofits.

By Tracy Kaufman (she/her)

March 5, 2024

Demographics via Candid: One year in 

A year after launching Demographics via Candid, we reflect on what we learned from this demographic data-led, collaborative initiative and where we’re headed next.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her) and Alison Jannette (she/her)

February 29, 2024

Looking back at five years of Candid’s demographic data collection 

Drawing on five years of historical data collection, we share four key insights about the demographic information of nonprofits’ leadership and staff that’s been shared with Candid.

By Mantin Diomande (she/her)

February 28, 2024