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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

Black leadership and Black experiences in the social sector

Revisit recent Candid research on Black leadership in the social sector, including a comprehensive analysis of private philanthropy’s support of HBCUs.

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

March 13, 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

Why is leadership aspiration down among BIPOC nonprofit staff?

Explore the forces behind decreased leadership aspirations of BIPOC nonprofit staff based on findings from the Building Movement Project’s new Race to Lead report.

By Sean Thomas-Breitfeld (he/him) and Frances Kunreuther (she/her)

March 11, 2024