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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (she/her)

May 24, 2022

Using data to make transgender people visible

In recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility, this blog offers a summary of what Candid’s demographic data collection has made visible when it comes to transgender folks in the social sector.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

March 31, 2022

Today is U.S. Equal Pay Day—but not for CEOs in the social sector

Today, March 15, is U.S. Equal Pay Day, a day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

March 15, 2022

The importance of talking about—and collecting data on—race to improve racial equity

Specifically, one of the key findings in the report is that most foundation leaders say that racial equity is a more explicit consideration in how they conduct their work.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

February 7, 2022

The philanthropic response to the rise in Asian hate

On March 16, 2021, eight people were murdered in Atlanta. Six were Asian women: Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng. In the wake of their deaths, individuals, communities, and organizations…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

April 20, 2021

June 8 is Equal Pay Day for nonprofit CEOs

Today (March 24), is Equal Pay Day. Although it may sound like a holiday, it is not a day of celebration. Instead, it is a day to increase awareness that we are not all paid equally for our labor. Specifically,…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

March 24, 2021