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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

When a crisis occurs—whether it’s the war in Ukraine or the COVID-19 pandemic—people seek up-to-date information. They want to understand, for example, how the crisis is evolving or how many people are affected. In the social sector, the questions that…

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

Foundation giving and payout: what changed in 2021?

Every January, Candid surveys large U.S. private and community foundations to understand recent giving trends and forecast where giving is headed. [1] This year, we asked funders about their giving in FYE (fiscal year end) 2020 and 2021, including funding…

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

July 5, 2022

ABFE and Candid partner on new research on Black leaders

There is a glaring gap in the representation of Black people in top positions in organizations, along with a general lack of resources, support, and opportunities for Black leaders and Black-focused organizations. This is not a pipeline problem. Building Movement…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her) and Michell Speight

June 7, 2022

CDP recommendations for philanthropy and COVID-19

Writer’s Note: The following recommendations were originally shared in Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining two years of giving, a report published on May 25, 2022 by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid. They are based on the combined wisdom of…

By Tanya Gulliver-Garcia (she/her)

May 26, 2022

When is Equal Pay Day for social sector leaders in your state?

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day created by the National Committee on Pay Equity to increase awareness about the gender wage gap. Specifically, this day marks how far into the year a woman must work to receive the same…

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her)

May 24, 2022

Giving in America: A look at philanthropy’s history and a unique Candid connection

About a month ago, Candid was tagged in a social media post from someone who had visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Specifically, they saw the exhibition Giving in America, which includes one of the first copies of…

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

May 18, 2022

COVID-19 case study: Changing funding practices in Europe

The COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on the value of philanthropy and, for this reason, many foundation representatives believe society at large will expect philanthropy to address global distress in the future. Based on Philea’s recent analysis of surveys,…

By Dr. Sevda Kilicalp (she/her)

May 4, 2022

What it takes to be more data driven

As our social sector continues to become more data-driven, relevant, and responsive, we need better information on which we can all rely. By nature our field hosts a wide array of organizations all in service of good. Centralizing what we can…

By Caroline McDowell (she/her) and Asia Hadley (she/her)

May 2, 2022

Update: Philanthropy’s response to Ukraine crisis

Since March 11, when Candid last looked at the global philanthropic response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, human suffering and economic devastation has only increased. Here we share an update on what we know so far.

By Andrew Grabois

April 14, 2022