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The Maui wildfires: A record in disaster philanthropy, an opportunity to ‘get it right’

CEP’s Tanya Gulliver-Garcia explores funding for Maui wildfires—and what learnings the record-setting response to Hawaii’s recent natural hazard hold for future investment in disaster philanthropy.

By Tanya Gulliver-Garcia (she/her/they/them)

April 9, 2024

Visibility and relationships: Effective fundraising for small nonprofits

Candid’s senior development manager shares tips, tactics, and strategies for effective fundraising to help smaller nonprofits find, win, and retain grant funding.

By Erin DeSandro (she/her)

April 2, 2024

What’s trending? Top subject searches in Candid nonprofit profiles

Candid nonprofit profiles help funders, donors, DAF advisors, and others find organizations to support; read this article to learn what supporters searched for most in February 2024.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

March 27, 2024

Is your nonprofit organization ‘grant-ready’?

Seeking a grant for the first time? Here’s how to make sure your nonprofit is prepared to receive foundation grant funding and what you can expect funders will require in the process.

By Lori Guidry (she/her)

March 25, 2024

Community foundations: Resilience in tough economic times

Council of Foundations’ David Rosado highlights key CF insights report findings on community foundations in 2022, including what changes in the growth of their assets and grantmaking may signal for today.

By David Rosado (he/him)

March 21, 2024

How to tell a compelling story with a Seal of Transparency

If you’re wondering what a Seal of Transparency is, how to earn a 2024 Seal, the benefits of doing so, and more, this article answers nonprofits’ top questions about Candid Seals.

By Chris Bunting (they/them)

March 19, 2024

Black leadership and Black experiences in the social sector

Revisit recent Candid research on Black leadership in the social sector, including a comprehensive analysis of private philanthropy’s support of HBCUs.

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

March 13, 2024

Fewer restrictions, greater impact: How Candid shifted to unrestricted support

Learn how Candid took a bold, intentional approach to seeking unrestricted grant funding rather than programmatic support from funders to unlock more flexibility to advance our mission.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they) and Aleda Gagarin (she/her)

March 6, 2024

How to find your first prospective donors: Tips for new nonprofits

Learn how to find first-time prospective donors to support your cause using these practical tips for new nonprofits.

By Tracy Kaufman (she/her)

March 5, 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

Zero-cost, maximum-impact professional development for fundraisers

If you’d like to level up your fundraising skills, learn about high-impact, no-cost professional development resources and strategies to support your success.

By Chris Bunting (they/them) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

January 31, 2024

Five green flags for funders in your grant proposal

To increase your odds of securing funding, discover five green flags funders look for in your grant proposal.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

January 25, 2024