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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

Prioritizing the real people behind demographic data

Candid’s VP of Influence shares why it’s pivotal to prioritize the people behind the demographic data in grant applications and reporting.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her)

January 16, 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

Lessons learned: Using demographic data to move from intention to action

Find out what collecting and using demographic data from grantees is helping funders to achieve in practice.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

November 7, 2023

New courses address barriers to demographic data collection

Learn about new Candid courses that address the common barriers faced by nonprofits when asked to collect demographic data.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

September 26, 2023

Trust-based considerations for demographic data

Shaady Salehi and Chantias Ford of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project share key considerations for using demographic data to inform grantmaking decisions.

By Shaady Salehi (she/her) and Chantias Ford (she/her)

July 11, 2023

4 free ways to access Candid’s demographic data

Discover four free ways to access demographic data provided to Candid by over 55,000 nonprofits.

By Alison Jannette (she/her)

June 20, 2023

Who is sharing nonprofit demographic data with Candid?

Discover four key insights based on today’s nonprofit demographic data and what they mean for our sector.

By Zemin Cai (he/him) and Jinglun Yu (he/him)

May 4, 2023

Advancing racial equity for effective environmental grantmaking

When it comes to advancing racial equity in their work, learn how Environmental Grantmakers Association leads by example by using demographic data and insights to direct funding to BIPOC-led grantees.

By Guy Mika (he/him) and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin (she/her)

April 25, 2023

We’re listening: Updates to the race and ethnicity options on the Candid profile

Candid has refined the way we collect data about race and ethnicity. In this blog, we share details about the changes, their implications, and the thinking that went into making them.

By Laia Griñó (she/her) and Anna Koob (she/her)

February 16, 2023

So you’ve defined “BIPOC-led”…but how will you measure it?

This blog outlines four key reasons why quantifying what it means to be a BIPOC-led organization is more difficult than you’d think.

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

February 15, 2023

Demographics via Candid: A data-driven approach to encourage equitable funding practices

Demographics via Candid is a data-driven initiative aimed at encouraging equitable funding practices and reducing administrative burdens for nonprofits. Find out how to get involved!

By Michele Dilworth (she/her)

January 4, 2023