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9 of Candid’s best kept secrets, revealed!

Reprinted from Jeneralist. Working for Candid gave me a unique bird’s-eye view of the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. I loved being able to find commonalities and derive themes across geographic borders, issue areas, and roles. Perhaps the most fun was when I…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

August 13, 2020

What’s new at Candid (August 2020)

This will be my last “What’s new at Candid” blog post; my last day at Candid will be this Wednesday. It has been an immense privilege to work for Candid (and previously Foundation Center) the past 7+ years. I’ve learned…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

August 3, 2020

What’s new at Candid (July 2020)

Since my last “What’s new at Candid” update, George Floyd’s death at the hands of police and the ensuing uprisings have sparked significant reckoning with racial justice in our sector. At Candid, this meant affirming our commitment to racial equity, accelerating updates to our racial equity webpage, and taking time to pause and share together. We have also published several…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

July 10, 2020

Matching your donation with your intention—why information matters

At Candid, we’re constantly immersed in a sea of data. As our mission statement states, we get people the information they need to do good. As an information hub that informs people directly and through other platforms, we’ve seen firsthand…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her) and Holly Ivel (she/her)

June 18, 2020

What’s new at Candid (May 2020)

It’s been awhile since I last updated you on what’s going on at Candid. Like you, we have been adjusting to life during a pandemic. All of Candid’s physical offices have been closed since Tuesday, March 17. Although working 100 percent virtually…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

May 11, 2020

It’s been a year: Candid’s 2019 annual report

It’s been a year. Technically, it’s been 431 days since we officially became Candid. And it’s really been quite a year. In this annual report, we wanted to show you what made this first year at Candid special, challenging, and everything…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her) and Bradford K. Smith (he/him)

April 7, 2020

Candid launches pop-up coronavirus webpage, emphasizes online trainings and programs

Candid gets you the information you need to do good. That’s why we created this pop-up webpage to share the philanthropic response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Knowing where money is going and how, and having the latest information…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her) and Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

March 13, 2020

What’s love got to do with it? Everything.

Last month, I was honored to attend a capacity building day for participants in the Latino Community Foundation’s Latino Nonprofit Accelerator. The foundation articulates that its work—and the accelerator program itself—is guided by love. “We’ve always had love at the…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

March 9, 2020

What’s new at Candid (March 2020)

From the work we do at Candid, I’ve gained a better appreciation for how connected and small the world really is. At our trainings, there are always attendees who are shocked and delighted to see a friendly face that they…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

March 6, 2020

What’s new at Candid (February 2020)

It’s been a year since we’ve become Candid ... wow! Next month, we’ll launch our first annual report so that you can see a full picture of all that’s been happening behind the scenes. I work with incredibly driven and…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

February 21, 2020

Inside Candid’s first year: defining our values

Many of us breathed a sigh of relief on February 1, 2019. It was official: Foundation Center and GuideStar had combined operations to form a new nonprofit, Candid. It had been a long road getting to that point. Then we…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her) and Mizmun Kusairi (she/her)

February 18, 2020

What’s new at Candid (January 2020)

Happy new year! For my squad’s first meeting of the year, we spend some time reflecting on what went well, what challenges we faced, who we met, and what we learned in 2019. We also asked each other, “What’s one…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her)

January 16, 2020