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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

As we get ready to observe Women’s Equality Day on August 26, we celebrate and advocate for women having an equal voice. Gender equality within nonprofits is not a special project. It should not be a consideration for a better…

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

There are myriad ideas circulating in the current diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversation. And for good reason - much needs to be said. And yet, there is much less noise just one layer below - in the realm of…

By Rachel Wyley (she/her)

May 5, 2022

Using data to make transgender people visible

About seven years ago, I attended a lecture by American actress and transgender advocate, Laverne Cox. She was smart and hilarious and fierce in her kindness. She shared stories about her life and recommendations for how to support transgender communities.…

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. Specifically, this symbolic day marks how far into the year a woman must work…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

March 15, 2022

Words to avoid—2022 edition

Reprinted from Big Duck. 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…

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 diversifying your staff and board membership. As Maya Angelou…

By Christal Cherry (she/her)

October 12, 2021

Words to avoid—2021 edition

Reprinted from Big Duck. 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…

By Ryan Gerhardt (he/him)

January 27, 2021

Barely keeping our doors open: How COVID-19 has affected my small, Black-woman-led nonprofit

There is a common adage among the Black community that “when White folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” Various versions have been stated by many Black leaders, but the meaning remains the same: the various inequities that result…

By Tokiwa T. Smith

July 1, 2020

The problem with neutrality

Reprinted from Alliance magazine. Digital fundraising platforms like GlobalGiving.org were created as neutral playing fields for any legitimate organisation to tell their story and raise funds. One of GlobalGiving’s core values is, “Always Open” it’s based on the belief that “good…

By Alison Carlman (she/her)

May 21, 2020