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Looking back at five years of Candid’s demographic data collection

Drawing on five years of historical data collection, we share four key insights about the demographic information of nonprofits’ leadership and staff that’s been shared with Candid.

By Mantin Diomande (she/her)

February 28, 2024

How to gather high-quality nonprofit client feedback

Experts from Listen4Good and Feedback Labs share research-backed best practices for how to gather high-quality nonprofit client feedback to improve programs and achieve greater impact.

By Valerie Threlfall (she/her) and Megan Campbell (she/her)

February 27, 2024

Have grantmaker salaries kept up with inflation?

In this article, we delve into the data to see whether grantmaker salaries have kept up with inflation between 2019 and 2023.

By David Wolcheck (he/him)

February 13, 2024

Data to support the relentless pursuit of racial equity

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Huilan Krenn explains data’s key role in advancing racial equity in philanthropy and how nonprofit demographics unlock real-world progress.

By Huilan Krenn (she/her)

February 6, 2024

Building evidence and innovating programs to reduce disparities in children’s well-being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leslie Boissiere shares new research on disparities in child well-being in the U.S. and how innovative programs help reduce child poverty and create brighter futures for all.

By Leslie Boissiere (she/her)

January 29, 2024

New year, new social media plan: Using data to inform our strategy

If creating a nonprofit social media plan is top of mind this year, learn how Candid uses data to inform our approach–and how you can do the same.

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

January 24, 2024

The social sector has a negativity bias. Here’s what you can do about it.

Feeling down about the world you aim to improve? Learn why negativity bias in the nonprofit sector may be to blame and how to protect your well-being while driving impact in your work.

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

January 10, 2024

Happy New Year? It depends what nonprofit “year” you’re talking about.

Learn about five main types of nonprofit years, what they mean, and how they differ, including fiscal year, calendar year, tax form year, and more.

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

January 3, 2024

Highlights from Candid’s most popular philanthropic resources in 2023 

Revisit some of last year’s most popular philanthropic resources from Candid’s Issue Lab.

By Justin Benton (he/him)

January 2, 2024

Making meaning of Candid’s free demographic data set

Learn how to conduct research using our free demographic data set of over 62,000 nonprofits that’ve shared their data with Candid.

By Anna Koob (she/her)

December 6, 2023

Five myths and misconceptions about Candid’s grant data

In this blog, we debunk five common myths about Candid’s grants data.

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

November 15, 2023

A crash course on trends analysis using Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set

In this blog, we explore Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set and how it can be used for grantmaking trends analysis in the social sector.

By Anna Koob (she/her)

September 21, 2023