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Four tips to make the most of your nonprofit email campaigns

Email is the backbone of many nonprofits’ marketing efforts. Learn how to maximize your nonprofit email campaigns and support your mission.

By Aidan Augustin (he/him)

September 27, 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

Three lessons nonprofits learned from the pandemic

For many nonprofits, in-person meetings and events are key to carrying out their mission. From maintaining strong donor relations to providing necessary services, both nonprofits and their communities benefit from in-person interactions. However, the pandemic posed a major challenge. Nonprofits…

By Aly Sterling (she/her)

August 2, 2022

Collecting data during a humanitarian crisis

When a crisis occurs—whether it’s the war in Ukraine or the COVID-19 pandemic—people seek up-to-date information. They want to understand, for example, how the crisis is evolving or how many people are affected. In the social sector, the questions that…

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Laia Griñó (she/her)

July 27, 2022

The overhead myth: crash course to fundraising transparency

The overhead myth states that nonprofits that can spend the least amount on overhead are seen as the most effective. It’s time to disprove this.

By Jacob Spencer

July 26, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in India

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)

July 20, 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

Engage, request, repeat: The proven formula for retaining donors

Donor retention is the measurement of how many donors continue giving to your nonprofit year after year. You can calculate this metric for your organization by dividing the number of donors who gave again this year by the total number…

By Jay Love (he/him)

June 28, 2022

Individual giving – finding the hidden gems in your prospect pool

Turn up the donor pipeline –are you leveraging your board? Charitable giving soared to a record-breaking $471 billion in 2020, according to the Giving USA 2021 Study. This was a 5.1% increase over 2019 despite a 2.3% decrease in GDP.…

By Maria Uribe (she/her)

June 23, 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