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Demographics via Candid: One year in

A year after launching Demographics via Candid, we reflect on what we learned from this demographic data-led, collaborative initiative and where we’re headed next.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her) and Alison Jannette (she/her)

February 29, 2024

Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders: Combating the absence of trust

Learn about the challenges Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders face, including a lack of trust—and the sector-wide implications of these disconcerting dynamics.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

February 22, 2024

Have grantmaker salaries kept up with inflation?

In this article, we delve into the data to see whether grantmaker salaries have kept up with inflation between 2019 and 2023.

By David Wolcheck (he/him)

February 13, 2024

Impact investing: Catalyzing systemic change

Get the low-down on impact investing, a growing trend for catalyzing positive change in the world of philanthropy and beyond.

By Daniel X Matz (he/him)

February 12, 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

Data to support the relentless pursuit of racial equity

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Huilan Krenn explains data’s key role in advancing racial equity in philanthropy and how nonprofit demographics unlock real-world progress.

By Huilan Krenn (she/her)

February 6, 2024

Building evidence and innovating programs to reduce disparities in children’s well-being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leslie Boissiere shares new research on disparities in child well-being in the U.S. and how innovative programs help reduce child poverty and create brighter futures for all.

By Leslie Boissiere (she/her)

January 29, 2024

Prioritizing the real people behind demographic data

Candid’s VP of Influence shares why it’s pivotal to prioritize the people behind the demographic data in grant applications and reporting.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her)

January 16, 2024

Highlights from Candid’s most popular philanthropic resources in 2023 

Revisit some of last year’s most popular philanthropic resources from Candid’s Issue Lab.

By Justin Benton (he/him)

January 2, 2024

Donor-advised funds: What DAFs’ popularity may mean for philanthropy

As donor advised funds gain evermore popularity, we explore what today’s DAF growth may mean for philanthropy.

By Daniel X Matz (he/him)

December 5, 2023

Increasing efficiency in grant reporting

Learn Candid’s approach to streamlining our grant reporting processes and our vision for reducing the burden that grant reports place on nonprofits today.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her) and Zahra Hassan (she/her)

November 28, 2023

Lessons learned: Using demographic data to move from intention to action

Find out what collecting and using demographic data from grantees is helping funders to achieve in practice.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

November 7, 2023