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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

Digging in: who donates to the nonprofits you care about?

With just a little digging—using the tools and resources I will share in this blog—you will be able to get a picture of who donates to a particular nonprofit.

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

September 21, 2022

Autism After 21 Utah Project: Lessons from a first-time fundraiser

Being a first time fundraiser can be overwhelming. Sumiko Martinez, director of Autism After 21 Utah Project, shares how she got her first grants thanks to free resources from her local library, part of Candid’s Funding Information Network.

By Sumiko Martinez (she/her)

August 25, 2022

Cracking into corporate giving

Corporations have the resources to provide significant funding to nonprofits and are becoming a growing part of many organizations’ revenue streams. So how do you tap into these funds?  We’re here to help you crack into the corporate giving options…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

August 11, 2022

All you need to know about fiscal sponsorship

Many people have amazing ideas for creating a nonprofit or public-benefit project, but aren’t sure how to get started or find funding. Instead of starting a new organization, you may want to consider working with an existing 501(c)(3) public charity…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

July 12, 2022

Five tips to get you ready for a social media giving day

July 15 is officially Social Media Giving Day. This ‘holiday’ began in 2013, when Givver.com promoted it as an opportunity to leverage social media platforms for donations. Since then, a lot has changed. Meta and TikTok have made donations even…

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

July 7, 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

Navigating the Form 990 to find funding

If you work at a nonprofit or have thought about starting one, chances are you’re already familiar with the Form 990. All tax-exempt organizations, including foundations, must file some version of Form 990 with the IRS each year to comply…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

May 19, 2022

Two years later: how our fundraising strategy changed overnight

It’s been just over two years since the world shut down on March 13, 2020. Looking back, I vividly remember how it felt when life was put on pause and in-person activity was not an option. Adding another layer of…

By Deanna Mancuso

April 19, 2022

Six things you may not know about the U.S. social sector

The social sector can feel like a black box—even for those of us who work in it. People want to know: Just how big is the sector? What role does it play in the economy? What kinds of organizations make…

By Guy Mika (he/him)

March 28, 2022

What can we do together?

Q&A with a Toledo-based library on building community capacity Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) has been part of Candid’s Funding Information Network since 1980, providing local nonprofits and the public with access to Candid’s resources, including Foundation Directory, for free.…

By Zach Huber (he/him)

March 9, 2022

Nonprofit profiles: advancing equity through data

Inequitable access to funding in the social sector remains a persistent problem, negatively impacting our collective ability to do good. Both nonprofits and funders feel this acutely, particularly in recent years as we grapple with a global pandemic and the…

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

February 1, 2022