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GlassPockets at sunset: reflections from working at the intersection of power and light

We are sunsetting GlassPockets. We reflect on GlassPockets’ history and lessons learned, what went into our decision, and how you can continue to access Candid’s content and tools on funder transparency.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

November 29, 2022

Throwback Thursday: GlassPockets editor’s top five for funders

We are highlighting five popular and relevant oldies but goodies from the GlassPockets archive. Check out this helpful advice for funders on ways to leverage transparency to improve equitable access to philanthropic resources.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

October 13, 2022

Eight steps to get started with fiscal sponsorship

Every day, people come up with creative ideas for starting a mission-driven charitable project. But it can feel overwhelming. Not to worry! A fiscal sponsor can help.

By Ruth Williams (she/her)

October 11, 2022

Eight tips for funders to help grantseekers navigate your website 

Grantmakers have the opportunity to leverage their website in ways that will save time for yourselves and help grantseekers.

By Joey Guastella (he/him)

October 3, 2022

Reframe, commit, and expand: How to meaningfully invest in Black leaders

Despite the need for a significant shift in how philanthropy supports Black leaders and communities, long-term commitments are episodic at best. Echoing Green shares three calls to action for philanthropy to be more just and equitable.

By Tiffany Thompson (she/her)

August 18, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in India

COVID-19 in India was an eye opener for donors of all kinds, who got a “behind the scenes” look at what organizations they support do, and under what circumstances they operate.

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

July 20, 2022

Commitment to funding Native self-determination

We partner with hundreds of reservation-based programs, improving quality of life for 250,000 Native elders, families, and children each year.

By Helen Oliff (she/her)

July 14, 2022

Foundation giving and payout: what changed in 2021?

Every January, Candid surveys large U.S. private and community foundations to understand recent giving trends and forecast where giving is headed. [1] This year, we asked funders about their giving in FYE (fiscal year end) 2020 and 2021, including funding…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

July 5, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in Brazil

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. To understand how the pandemic impacted the philanthropic sector and civil…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 23, 2022

Three emerging trends in European philanthropy

After a sleepless redeye flight earlier this month, I landed in Barcelona to attend the first ever Philea Forum. In addition to representing Candid, I was there to learn about trends in European philanthropy and explore opportunities for collaboration. Philea…

By Cesar Del Valle (he/him)

June 21, 2022

Getting from “no” to “yes” for climate justice

A philanthropy insider once shared during a presentation that foundations develop guidelines so they know to whom to say “no.” Though it sounded cynical and harsh, it also rang true. My years in the field have only served to reinforce…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 16, 2022

Four lessons from Candid about balancing grantee data protection and transparency

When working with grantees, it’s important to understand the type of data you have, be clear about how the data is used, and be proactive so you know what to do in case of an incident.

By Laia Griñó (she/her)

June 14, 2022