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​​Toward ​nimbl​e​ and creative ​funding for LGBTQ communities ​through a time of crisis

Discover recent trends in funding for LGBTQ communities and causes—and why more philanthropic support is needed—based on the Funders for LGBTQ Issues 2024 Resource Tracking Report.

By April Bethea (she/her) and Sammy Luffy (she/her)

July 10, 2024

What do we know about LGBTQIA+ nonprofit leaders and staff?

Delve into data-driven insights on LGBTQIA+ nonprofit leaders and staffs’ representation and real-world experiences in the sector, including why more support for their community is critical.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

June 25, 2024

Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible

Discover why SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) relies on a multitude of data and insights to raise visibility of the aging LGBTQ+ community and inform how they can best serve their needs.

By Cindy Rizzo (she/her)

June 3, 2024

8 books about Pride Month and the history of the gay rights movement

This Pride Month, read these 8 books by or about the LGBTQ+ community to learn about the history of the gay rights movement that this heritage month commemorates.

By Grey Putnam (he/him)

May 30, 2024

What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics

The state of diversity in the U.S. nonprofit sector, a new Candid report, offers baseline insights on the demographic makeup of today’s nonprofit staff, leaders, and board members.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

May 16, 2024

Co-leadership: A path to more diverse, sustainable nonprofits?

Dig into insights on nonprofit co-leadership to find out whether this commonplace trend of charitable organizations led by two leaders is opening the door to more overall diversity in the sector.

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

April 17, 2024

Out and proud

On National Coming Out Day, Candid’s vice president of finance shares his personal story of coming out to highlight the importance of fostering inclusivity, belonging, and connection in the LGBTQ+ community, in the workplace, and in society as a whole.

By Punit Kohli (he/him)

October 11, 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

Remembering Urvashi

On Monday, May 16, I woke up to the devastating news that Urvashi Vaid had died. A pioneering LGBTQ+ civil rights activist, she leaves behind organizations, books, networks, movements, and ideas that will continue to inspire for decades to come.…

By Bradford K. Smith (he/him)

May 17, 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, Ph.D. (she/her)

March 31, 2022