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Building connections with funders as Black nonprofit leaders

Learn about the unique challenges Black nonprofit leaders face when connecting with funders, including Black executives’ real-world approaches to overcoming existing barriers and power structures to secure funding for their organizations.

By Ivonne Arauz Simms, MSEd (she/her) and David M. Holmes (he/him)

June 17, 2024

Intersectionality: buzzword or social sector game-changer?

As intersectionality gains popularity, it’s key to understand what it is, how it helps bring visibility to people who share multiple identities, and why it’s critical to the social sectors’ DEI efforts.

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

May 29, 2024

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

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

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

Closing racial wealth gaps with community land trusts

Find out what community land trusts are and why they represent a key tool for closing racial wealth gaps and reducing disparities in home ownership in this Candid insights article authored by Living Cities’ president and CEO.

By Joe Scantlebury (he/him)

May 9, 2024

Empowering change: Black-founded nonprofits achieving impact with limited resources

Delve into data on Black-founded nonprofits to discover how they’re resiliently committed to driving impact in the face of funding disparities, limited growth opportunities, and the need for equitable support and investment.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

May 6, 2024

Did nonprofit leadership become more racially diverse after 2020?

Is nonprofit leadership more racially diverse than in 2020? Find out by exploring insights derived from demographic data that help explain what recent shifts in nonprofits led by BIPOC CEOs may signal.

By Mantin Diomande (she/her)

May 2, 2024

Empowering grassroots organizations: building capacity, diversity, and relationships

Learn why building grassroots organizations’ capacity is central to the Ms. Foundation’s mission, including the importance of funding women- and BIPOC-led nonprofits to drive impact in their communities.

By Teresa C. Younger (she/her/hers)

April 22, 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

Doubling down on data for racial equity

Find out how demographic data collection via Candid profiles helps inform equitable grantmaking and reduce the reporting burden on nonprofits in this webinar recap.

By Kyoko Uchida (she/her)

April 4, 2024

Leveraging data to better serve under-resourced communities

Discover why data on under-resourced communities is key unlocking greater impact and better serving the needs of nonprofit beneficiaries.

By Paul Luu (he/him)

March 26, 2024