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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

Five myths and misconceptions about Candid’s grant data

In this blog, we debunk five common myths about Candid’s grants data.

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

November 15, 2023

What to do after your grant proposal is rejected

If you’ve received a grant proposal rejection letter, find out what next steps you can take to increase your odds of success with future funders.

By Lori Guidry (she/her)

October 17, 2023

A crash course on trends analysis using Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set

In this blog, we explore Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set and how it can be used for grantmaking trends analysis in the social sector.

By Anna Koob (she/her)

September 21, 2023

4 things we learned about foundations and general operating support

In this blog, discover four key learnings about foundations’ varying approaches to providing general operating support.

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Sarina Dayal (she/they)

September 13, 2023

Pop the champagne: This year Candid’s grants data set turns 21!

Learn about Candid’s grants data set and how it’s evolved over the past 21 years to reflect the needs of the social sector.

By Anna Koob (she/her) and Cathleen Clerkin, Ph.D. (she/her)

July 27, 2023

How inflation affects foundation grantmaking decisions

Get insights into the impact of inflation on funders’ grantmaking decisions in 2022 and beyond.

By Sarina Dayal (she/they) and Grace Sato (she/her)

July 19, 2023

Four common grant proposal documents (free samples included)

Access successful examples of four common grant proposal documents, including cover letters, letters of intent, project budgets and more.

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

July 13, 2023