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What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics

The state of diversity in the U.S. nonprofit sector, a new Candid report, offers baseline insights on the demographic makeup of today’s nonprofit staff, leaders, and board members.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

May 16, 2024

Closing racial wealth gaps with community land trusts

Find out what community land trusts are and why they represent a key tool for closing racial wealth gaps and reducing disparities in home ownership in this Candid insights article authored by Living Cities’ president and CEO.

By Joe Scantlebury (he/him)

May 9, 2024

Creating partnerships: Closing the gender pay gap by challenging the status quo together

To close the gender pay gap—amounting to over $1.6 trillion in lost women’s wages—means challenging the status quo and working in partnership across the sector to address its interconnected root causes.

By Jocelyn Frye (she/her/hers)

May 8, 2024

Did nonprofit leadership become more racially diverse after 2020?

Is nonprofit leadership more racially diverse than in 2020? Find out by exploring insights derived from demographic data that help explain what recent shifts in nonprofits led by BIPOC CEOs may signal.

By Mantin Diomande (she/her)

May 2, 2024

Co-leadership: A path to more diverse, sustainable nonprofits?

Dig into insights on nonprofit co-leadership to find out whether this commonplace trend of charitable organizations led by two leaders is opening the door to more overall diversity in the sector.

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

April 17, 2024

Candid’s DEI commitment, today, and for the future

Learn about Candid’s DEI journey, including how we got started and what we’ll do next to further strengthen our nonprofit’s culture of inclusion and belonging.

By DeeDee Dickey (she/her)

April 8, 2024

Why is leadership aspiration down among BIPOC nonprofit staff?

Explore the forces behind decreased leadership aspirations of BIPOC nonprofit staff based on findings from the Building Movement Project’s new Race to Lead report.

By Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (he/him) and Frances Kunreuther (she/her)

March 11, 2024

Protecting the right to give according to our values

Independent Sector’s Dr. Akilah Watkins and Council on Foundations’ Kathleen Enright share the sector-wide implications of a current lawsuit challenging the Fearless Fund’s right to invest in programs that support Black women entrepreneurs.

By Dr. Akilah Watkins (she/her) and Kathleen P. Enright (she/her)

February 8, 2024

4 free ways to access Candid’s demographic data

Discover four free ways to access demographic data provided to Candid by over 55,000 nonprofits.

By Alison Jannette (she/her)

June 20, 2023

Let’s All Pull Together: Reflections from Harambee 2023

In this blog, Candid’s Adia Colar reflects on her recent experience attending ABFE’s 2023 Harambee Conference.

By Adia Colar (she/her)

May 23, 2023

Who is sharing nonprofit demographic data with Candid?

Discover four key insights based on today’s nonprofit demographic data and what they mean for our sector.

By Zemin Cai (he/him) and Jinglun Yu (he/him)

May 4, 2023

Advancing racial equity for effective environmental grantmaking

When it comes to advancing racial equity in their work, learn how Environmental Grantmakers Association leads by example by using demographic data and insights to direct funding to BIPOC-led grantees.

By Guy Mika (he/him) and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin (she/her)

April 25, 2023