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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

Words to Avoid—2023 Edition

It’s that time again—Words to Avoid, 2023, a list of words, terms, and phrase to reconsider before using.

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 13, 2023

Compensation in the new age: findings from Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report can help fill in the gaps when it comes to benchmarking compensation. The report captures the most authoritative and accurate compensation data from close to 88,000 nonprofits based on IRS data. Here we share a couple takeaways from this year’s report.

By Reina Mukai (she/her) and Parshya Kavoosi (she/her)

September 8, 2022

The great restructure: Gender inequity culture in the nonprofit sector

Gender equality should be a core value integrated into every aspect of a nonprofit organization. Here are questions to consider to reduce gender inequity.

By Holly Rustick (she/her)

August 16, 2022

When are we going to show up for working moms?

Women are the center of our economy, care systems, and essential work—yet they aren’t at the center of our policies, programs, and pandemic recovery plans. Over the last two years, millions of women have been driven out of the workforce…

By Dana L. Toppel

May 27, 2022

When is Equal Pay Day for social sector leaders in your state?

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap. Specifically, this day marks how far into the year a woman must work to receive the same…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

May 24, 2022

Why cultural reimagination must precede DEI initiatives

The process of cultural reimagination teaches us to contend with questions, and those questions lead us to be more inclusive and open-minded in our approach to pursuing racial equity.

By Rachel Wyley (she/her)

May 5, 2022

Using data to make transgender people visible

In recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility, this blog offers a summary of what Candid’s demographic data collection has made visible when it comes to transgender folks in the social sector.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

March 31, 2022

Today is U.S. Equal Pay Day—but not for CEOs in the social sector

Today, March 15, is U.S. Equal Pay Day, a day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

March 15, 2022

Words to avoid—2022 edition

A new year brings a commitment to change and improvement for many people. With that in mind, we’d like to kick off 2022 by actively questioning the use of certain words—and what is meant—so that we can continue to improve…

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 24, 2022

Discomfort is the new black: Six ways nonprofit leaders can support their boards to become more inclusive and diverse

It’s ok. No one is going to shoot darts at your leadership team because you and your board have been asleep at the wheel when it comes to racial equity and creating a more inclusive board membership and staff. As…

By Christal Cherry (she/her)

October 12, 2021

Words to avoid—2021 edition

Finding the right words is rarely easy. Each word carries within it different weight and connotations in addition to its generally agreed upon definition. Everyone may read the same sentence slightly differently, but the goal is that they all leave…

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 27, 2021