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The social sector has a negativity bias. Here’s what you can do about it.

Feeling down about the world you aim to improve? Learn why negativity bias in the nonprofit sector may be to blame and how to protect your well-being while driving impact in your work.

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

January 10, 2024

Happy New Year? It depends what nonprofit “year” you’re talking about.

Learn about five main types of nonprofit years, what they mean, and how they differ, including fiscal year, calendar year, tax form year, and more.

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

January 3, 2024

Five myths and misconceptions about Candid’s grant data

In this blog, we debunk five common myths about Candid’s grants data.

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

November 15, 2023

Why we’re all burned out and what to do about it

Candid’s Cathleen Clerkin PhD explains what burnout is, why it’s rampant in today’s nonprofit sector, and what we can do to combat it.

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

August 29, 2023

Candid Data for Academics: Go back to school with better data

Learn more about Candid Data for Academics, a free nonprofit dataset available to researchers at higher education institutions.

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

August 9, 2023

Pop the champagne: This year Candid’s grants data set turns 21!

Learn about Candid’s grants data set and how it’s evolved over the past 21 years to reflect the needs of the social sector.

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

July 27, 2023

The 990s are here. Why that’s a big deal and what happens now

Discover how Candid responded to a million newly released 990s and what this fresh 990 data means for the social sector.

By Shane Ward (he/him) and Cathleen Clerkin, Ph.D. (she/her)

June 12, 2023

So you’ve defined “BIPOC-led”…but how will you measure it?

This blog outlines four key reasons why quantifying what it means to be a BIPOC-led organization is more difficult than you’d think.

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

February 15, 2023

Why defining BIPOC-led is harder than you think

The term BIPOC-led is today’s king of philanthropic buzzwords. But what does it actually mean? Find out why defining BIPOC-led might be harder than you’d think.

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

December 8, 2022

The data/crisis catch-22: How the pandemic created a social sector data gap

There’s a data/crisis catch-22: While it’s important to have recent data when managing a crisis, it’s also harder to get. Case in point: 990 data from the IRS.

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

September 26, 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, Ph.D. (she/her) and Michell Speight

June 7, 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, Ph.D. (she/her)

May 24, 2022