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How to ask your long-term funders for more money

Learn how to approach asking long-term funders for additional grant dollars to support your nonprofit’s operations with expert advice from Candid’s senior director of development.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

May 28, 2024

To bot or not to bot: Using generative AI in grantwriting

Learn what generative AI is, ways it can be useful for nonprofit grantwriting, and how to use it responsibly.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

February 14, 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

How to be efficiently trendy

Learn about four key fundraising and nonprofit trends in 2023 and where to get latest information on today’s ever-evolving social sector.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

August 30, 2023

7 red flags for funders in your grant proposal

Avoid these seven red flags for funders in your grant proposal to increase your chances of funding success.

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

June 14, 2023

The ABCs of DAFs: How to tap into donor-advised funds

Want to tap into DAF funding to support your nonprofit’s mission-driven work? Discover creative ways and tools you can use to connect with donor advised funds.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

February 1, 2023

The ABCs of DAFs: What is a donor-advised fund?

Looking to learn more about DAFs? In this blog, discover what a donor-advised fund is and why it is increasingly popular with individual donors.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

January 25, 2023

How I learned to stop yawning and love the Zoom Room

Here are a few things we do to keep engagement going, and encourage others to try in long Zoom Room sessions.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

March 23, 2022

Turning your home into a Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Lessons learned from 16 months in a home office. The spring of 2020 was a crucial period of adjustment for Candid and its training programs. As we documented in this blog entry, Candid’s programs team made a serious effort to find out what the…

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

July 22, 2021

No longer optional: Your digital strategy in 2021

You’ve probably seen it in your own family: what I might call “the rueful acceptance of technology.” For safety’s sake, that grandparent or brother or sister (or you!) who hates the internet, or who doesn’t particularly care for words like…

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

January 11, 2021

How Candid listened to and is supporting our community of nonprofits

Candid gets you the information you need to do good. One way our team works toward this mission is by developing capacity-building trainings and workshops focused on fundraising, organizational sustainability, and leadership and management for our community of nonprofits. How are you? In early March…

By Krista Berry (she/her), David M. Holmes (he/him), and Elizabeth Madjlesi (she/her)

May 13, 2020