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Experiment: Does posting more on Twitter pay off?

Posting more on Twitter can increase social media engagement for your nonprofit. But, it may distract from important content. Learn how tweeting 20 times a day changed our social media strategy.

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

August 4, 2022

Collecting data during a humanitarian crisis

When a crisis occurs—whether it’s the war in Ukraine or the COVID-19 pandemic—people seek up-to-date information. They want to understand, for example, how the crisis is evolving or how many people are affected. In the social sector, the questions that…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Laia Griñó (she/her)

July 27, 2022

An open grant report to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

It’s been one year since Candid received the email every nonprofit dreams of: confirmation of your $15 million grant. As requested, we are submitting this brief grant report on our use of these funds. We have also elected to share…

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

June 15, 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

Giving in America: A look at philanthropy’s history and a unique Candid connection

About a month ago, Candid was tagged in a social media post from someone who had visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Specifically, they saw the exhibition Giving in America, which includes one of the first copies of…

By Amanda Moniz (she/her) and Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

May 18, 2022

Reimagining Candid’s return to office

It’s the question on all our minds as we look to a world in which we coexist with COVID-19: what does a return to the office look like? Entirely remote or entirely in-person arrangements don’t appeal to a majority of…

By Sarah Sprott (she/her) and Deb Snider

May 10, 2022

SXSW 2022: Using Data to Advance Racial Equity featuring Ann Mei Chang and Meme Styles

“We have a collective responsibility to both create a level playing field and address the historical injustices that leave some on the sidelines. Together, we can create a social sector that's more efficient, effective, and equitable.” -Ann Mei Chang, CEO…

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

March 29, 2022

Introducing Candid Learning for Funders

Today marks the launch of Candid Learning for Funders, your new destination for field guides, blogs, training, and tools designed to improve the practice of grantmaking. Beginning today, Candid’s funder field guides, self-paced courses, and learning tools that were previously…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

February 8, 2022

New year, new look. Introducing 2022 Candid Seals of Transparency.

This year, as part of our commitment to bring greater value to nonprofits, we’re launching Candid Seals of Transparency with a fresh, new look. Seals are a tangible way to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to transparency and build confidence among potential supporters. Be…

By Eva Nico (she/her) and Kristen Kenner (she/her)

January 18, 2022

Introducing Candid’s U.S. Social Sector Dashboard, Chapter 1

What’s the story of the social sector? And perhaps more fundamentally, what is the social sector? In the United States, the social sector employs over 12 million people (roughly the combined populations of New York City and Los Angeles) and generates more than $3.7 trillion in aggregate annual revenue (a sum greater than President Biden’s $3.5…

By Anna Koob (she/her)

October 20, 2021

Key takeaways from Candid’s 2021 Nonprofit Compensation Report

This week, Candid released the 21st edition of our annual Nonprofit Compensation Report. The report reviews key employee compensation based on 160,726 observations from 101,489 Forms 990 and 990-EZ filed by 501(c) organizations with the IRS for fiscal year 2019. It is the…

By Jenna Allen (she/her)

September 8, 2021

Candid names Ann Mei Chang as new CEO

Trailblazer chosen to guide the country’s most comprehensive source of data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants Candid’s board of trustees today announced the selection of Ann Mei Chang as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Ann Mei is a…

By Candid

August 26, 2021