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Words to avoid—2022 edition

Reprinted from Big Duck. A new year brings a commitment to change and improvement for many people. With that in mind, we’d like to kick off 2022 by actively questioning the use of certain words—and what is meant—so that we…

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 24, 2022

Making the world more accessible with web design

When architects and construction professionals start designing a building, one of the first things they have to consider is accessibility. Good building accessibility means creating spaces that can be used by anyone. It includes, but isn’t limited to, people who…

By Anne Stefanyk (she/her)

April 26, 2021

Fostering an inclusive culture

Names and words are integral to our sense of self and how we navigate the world. For fundraisers, we choose our words wisely to effectively communicate our mission and case for support to diverse audiences. Many of us know the…

By Amanda Cole (she/her)

March 9, 2021

Words to avoid—2021 edition

Reprinted from Big Duck. Finding the right words is rarely easy. Each word carries within it different weight and connotations in addition to its generally agreed upon definition. Everyone may read the same sentence slightly differently, but the goal is…

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 27, 2021

Answering your questions about nonprofits, disability rights, and the current crises

We’ve been sharing answers to our questions about COVID-19, our democracy, racial equity in our society, and what we can do to help the world move forward. Recently, we emailed to ask you to send us your questions. Here are…

By Anna Koob (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

December 10, 2020

Expanding Candid’s commitment to DEI through our eBooks collection

As a social sector librarian at Candid, I’ve missed interacting with the visitors in our New York library since it’s been closed. It makes me sad to think of the shelves of unused books sitting in the darkened library space. On the other hand, the past months have allowed us to focus on our growing eBook and audiobook…

By Alicia Hyman (she/her)

November 23, 2020

Words to avoid—COVID-19 edition

Reprinted from Big Duck. Communicating about the coronavirus isn’t easy. Whether your nonprofit feels rushed to react or is still looking for the right words, we hope the following guidelines for writing about the virus help. Social distancing There’s a…

By Lila Tublin (she/her)

April 23, 2020