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Investing in capacity building: The vital role of general operating support for BIPOC-led nonprofits

Discover why general operating support grants play a critical role in building capacity for BIPOC-led nonprofits and how unrestricted funding can work to unlock greater equity in the sector.

By LaTosha Brown (she/her/hers) and Malikah Berry Rogers (she/her/hers)

May 20, 2024

Philanthropic collaboratives are finding ways to more effectively measure impact

Find out how philanthropic collaboratives—organizations that distribute resources from multiple donors to nonprofits—are finding new and effective ways to equitably measure impact across their portfolio of grantees.

By Mariah Collins (she/her) and Erika Caballero Montoya (she/her)

May 13, 2024

Community foundations: Donor-advised fund grants outpaced contributions in 2022

Find out how donor-advised fund grants given compared to DAF contributions among community foundations in 2022–and what research on this trend may mean for philanthropic giving in the future.

By David Rosado (he/him)

April 23, 2024

Grants prospecting strategy 101

Learn best practices for creating a funder prospecting strategy to help you secure grants to support your nonprofit’s mission-driven work.

By Anabel Tejeda (she/her)

April 15, 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

Embarking on a continuous learning journey to drive equity

PEAK Grantmaking’s Satonya Fair shares why advancing racial equity in grantmaking means embracing knowledge sharing and continuous learning through practice to achieve meaningful change.

By Satonya Fair (she/her)

March 12, 2024

To bot or not to bot: Using generative AI in grantwriting

Learn what generative AI is, ways it can be useful for nonprofit grantwriting, and how to use it responsibly.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

February 14, 2024

Impact investing: Catalyzing systemic change

Get the low-down on impact investing, a growing trend for catalyzing positive change in the world of philanthropy and beyond.

By Daniel X Matz (he/him)

February 12, 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

Ranking above the rest: The top 10 most-read Candid blogs in 2023

Revisit our 10 most-read Candid blogs in 2023 to rediscover this year’s top nonprofit trends and topics.

By Kristin Boe (she/her)

December 19, 2023

Increasing efficiency in grant reporting

Learn Candid’s approach to streamlining our grant reporting processes and our vision for reducing the burden that grant reports place on nonprofits today.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her) and Zahra Hassan (she/her)

November 28, 2023