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Responding in real time: Candid’s 2020 annual report

When we sat down last fall to consider what should be included in Candid’s 2020 annual report, we independently came up with the same list: Candid’s first anniversary (for those of you who came in late, Foundation Center and GuideStar…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her) and Zahra Hassan (she/her)

March 23, 2021

A clarion call for funders

The preface of a new publication, Funding Performance, issues a remarkably direct challenge to grantmakers: Funders, heal thyself! Your intentions are noble, but your practices aren’t. The vast majority of you are starving your grantees rather than nourishing them. When…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

February 9, 2021

Helping out when disaster strikes—and before and after emergencies happen

Two things are true when it comes to disaster philanthropy: The next disaster is just around the corner. The need for disaster preparation and recovery never ends. Here are Candid’s suggestions for disaster giving that has both short- and long-term…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

December 4, 2020

Resources for COVID-19 relief

In mid-March, as communities locked down to slow the spread of COVID-19, Candid created a webpage on the philanthropic response to the pandemic. The page summarizes COVID-19 relief and related funding, provides news items and blog posts for context, and…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

October 19, 2020

U.S. charities and donor-advised funds

A new report shows that most U.S. charities have received at least one grant from a donor-advised fund (DAF). The report also finds that most—including those that have received gifts from a DAF—have concerns about these philanthropic vehicles. Published October…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

October 15, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on human rights

Recently, Candid’s Inga Ingulfsen and Suzanne Coffman spoke with Julie Broome, director of the European human rights network Ariadne, and Ana María Enríquez, executive director of the global Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN), about the effect the coronavirus pandemic is…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her) and Inga Ingulfsen (she/her)

May 14, 2020

Today’s the day: #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow, a day to address the extraordinary need the coronavirus  pandemic has created, is here. Today people across the globe are acting, in GivingTuesday's words, “to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

May 5, 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

Celebrating Candid’s first year with our social media followers

Our commemoration of Candid’s first anniversary is drawing to a close. For the last celebratory post in this blog, we wanted to share some of our favorite #CandidAnniversary social media updates. We featured the photo at the beginning of this…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

February 24, 2020

Inside Candid’s first year: staff musings

In case you missed it, February 1 marked the first anniversary of Candid’s creation. Last week, members of our executive team shared their thoughts on the past year. Today, staff members in different program areas, of varying tenures, and located…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

February 10, 2020

Inside Candid’s first year: the executive team

Last Saturday, February 1, marked a big day for Candid: the one-year anniversary of our creation. After some last-minute delays, that afternoon Foundation Center president Brad Smith and GuideStar president and CEO Jacob Harold signed the documents that combined the…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

February 3, 2020

Face time with Candid, February-April 2020

Candid staff will—literally—be all over the map during the next three months. If you're attending any of these events, please say hello to get some face time with Candid colleague(s) who are there. Before getting into the details, we encourage…

By Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

January 31, 2020