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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 the European philanthropic sector and explore opportunities for…

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

Getting from “no” to “yes” for climate justice

A philanthropy insider once shared during a presentation that foundations develop guidelines so they know to whom to say “no.” Though it sounded cynical and harsh, it also rang true. My years in the field have only served to reinforce…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 16, 2022

An open grant report to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

It’s been one year since Candid received the email every nonprofit dreams of: confirmation of your $15 million grant. As requested, we are submitting this brief grant report on our use of these funds. We have also elected to share…

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

June 15, 2022

Four lessons from Candid about balancing grantee data protection and transparency

When working with grantees, it’s important to understand the type of data you have, be clear about how the data is used, and be proactive so you know what to do in case of an incident.

By Laia Griñó (she/her)

June 14, 2022

The basics of building a nonprofit budget

Budgets can be one of the most intimidating aspects of grantseeking and nonprofit management, especially for new projects or organizations—most of us don’t have accounting degrees after all! The good news is that budgets aren’t as complicated as most people…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

June 9, 2022

ABFE and Candid partner on new research on Black leaders

There is a glaring gap in the representation of Black people in top positions in organizations, along with a general lack of resources, support, and opportunities for Black leaders and Black-focused organizations. This is not a pipeline problem. Building Movement…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her) and Michell Speight

June 7, 2022

How do you choose a payment processor for your nonprofit?

Whether you’re a nonprofit professional with decades of experience or thinking about starting your own organization, you know how crucial donations are for fueling a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission. One of the most recent trends we’re seeing…

By Murad Bushnaq

May 31, 2022

When are we going to show up for working moms?

Women are the center of our economy, care systems, and essential work—yet they aren’t at the center of our policies, programs, and pandemic recovery plans. Over the last two years, millions of women have been driven out of the workforce…

By Dana L. Toppel

May 27, 2022

CDP recommendations for philanthropy and COVID-19

Writer’s Note: The following recommendations were originally shared in Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining two years of giving, a report published on May 25, 2022 by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid. They are based on the combined wisdom of…

By Tanya Gulliver-Garcia (she/her)

May 26, 2022

When is Equal Pay Day for social sector leaders in your state?

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap. Specifically, this day marks how far into the year a woman must work to receive the same…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

May 24, 2022

Navigating the Form 990 to find funding

If you work at a nonprofit or have thought about starting one, chances are you’re already familiar with the Form 990. All tax-exempt organizations, including foundations, must file some version of Form 990 with the IRS each year to comply…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

May 19, 2022