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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

Prioritizing authentic connections through trust-based philanthropy

Trust-based philanthropy (TBP) is central to Honnold Foundation’s grantmaking; learn how feedback from grassroots nonprofits informs their approach to setting up their grantees to successfully drive lasting impact.

By Emily Teitsworth (she/her) and Kate Trujillo (she/her)

May 15, 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

Creating partnerships: Closing the gender pay gap by challenging the status quo together

To close the gender pay gap—amounting to over $1.6 trillion in lost women’s wages—means challenging the status quo and working in partnership across the sector to address its interconnected root causes.

By Jocelyn Frye (she/her/hers)

May 8, 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

Are we building the Candid tools you need?

Learn how Candid tools and products are being built to solve for real-world sector needs–and will become unified into our next-generation platform. Get a sneak peek into all that awaits by visiting beta.candid.org.

By Renée Westmoreland (she/her)

May 1, 2024

Embracing partnership: A promising paradigm for nonprofit governance

It’s time to revisit traditional nonprofit governance. National Council of Nonprofit’s Donna Murray-Brown explains why a new partnership-driven model between nonprofit board members and staff promises to unlock greater impact.

By Donna Murray-Brown (she/her)

April 29, 2024

Foundations step up funding to bolster trust in local news

Trust in local news is critical to combating misinformation and keeping the U.S. public informed by a diversity of voices as evidenced by foundations’ funding to sustain today’s local media outlets’ operations.

By Samantha Mercado (she/her/hers)

April 25, 2024

Reimagining grantmaking with data collaboration at scale

Discover what data collaboration at scale makes possible for reimagining grantmaking in this recap of Candid’s recent session at the 2024 PEAK Grantmaking conference.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

April 24, 2024

Community foundations: Donor-advised fund grants outpaced contributions in 2022

Find out how donor-advised fund grants given compared to DAF contributions among community foundations in 2022–and what research on this trend may mean for philanthropic giving in the future.

By David Rosado (he/him)

April 23, 2024