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Alt-labor: What are workers’ rights nonprofits?

View the topic of nonprofit workers’ rights through a new lens by exploring the increasing role that today’s alt-labor organizations play in the social sector in this blog.

By Guy Mika (he/him)

January 17, 2023

A look back at Issue Lab’s top philanthropic resources in 2022

Candid’s Issue Lab provides access to more than 33,000 philanthropic resources. Here is a look at the top-read Issue Lab publications from last year.

By Justin Benton (he/him)

January 6, 2023

Predictions for the future of social sector data

Hear from today’s thought leaders about the evolving nature of philanthropic data and see what they predict for the future of social sector data.

By Chantal Forster, Shahar Brukner (he/him), Ann Mei Chang (she/they), Elizabeth Kane (she/her), and Woodrow Rosenbaum (he/him)

January 5, 2023

Why defining BIPOC-led is harder than you think

The term BIPOC-led is today’s king of philanthropic buzzwords. But what does it actually mean? Find out why defining BIPOC-led might be harder than you’d think.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

December 8, 2022

What happened in 2020 disaster philanthropy beyond COVID-19?

What happened in 2020 disaster philanthropy beyond COVID-19? Candid and the Center of Disaster Philanthropy use data explore this question and examine how the social sector can maximize its impact today and in the future.

By Grace Sato (she/her)

November 14, 2022

Tweeting through uncertainty: Candid’s approach to nonprofit Twitter

Struggling to know what to do with your nonprofit Twitter account? Candid’s social media expert shares her approach to Twitter with the aim of to helping the nonprofit community do the same during this challenging and uncertain time.

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

November 10, 2022

The 10th annual human rights report: collaborating to drive impact

As we look to these new findings, we uplift why they matter and how this partnership strengthens our goals to map and improve tracking of the field of philanthropy.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they) and Kellea Miller (she/her)

October 28, 2022

Drilling down on Candid’s commitment to data and transparency

Candid’s mission, to get you the information you need to do good, might seem simple, but it’s actually quite complex. Jake Garcia, Candid’s vice president of data, shares how we collect and organize data, and why we value transparency.

By Jake Garcia (he/him)

October 4, 2022

The data/crisis catch-22: How the pandemic created a social sector data gap

There’s a data/crisis catch-22: While it’s important to have recent data when managing a crisis, it’s also harder to get. Case in point: 990 data from the IRS.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her) and Anna Koob (she/her)

September 26, 2022

Cracking into corporate giving

Corporations have the resources to provide significant funding to nonprofits and are becoming a growing part of many organizations’ revenue streams. So how do you tap into these funds?  We’re here to help you crack into the corporate giving options…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

August 11, 2022

Collecting data during a humanitarian crisis

Despite its limitations, real-time data contains valuable early indicators of the philanthropic response to a crisis.

By Grace Sato (she/her) and Laia Griñó (she/her)

July 27, 2022

Unlock the power of evaluation at your organization

Organizations often hire evaluation consultants (like us) because they are tired of their evaluation activities not generating useful information for their organization or they’re not sure where to start. For some, the process may feel onerous on staff and clients,…

By Elba Garcia (she/her) and Katie McGeehan, PhD, MS (she/her)

July 12, 2022