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Demographics via Candid: One year in

A year after launching Demographics via Candid, we reflect on what we learned from this demographic data-led, collaborative initiative and where we’re headed next.

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her) and Alison Jannette (she/her)

February 29, 2024

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

Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders: Combating the absence of trust

Learn about the challenges Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders face, including a lack of trust—and the sector-wide implications of these disconcerting dynamics.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

February 22, 2024

Beyond efficiency: A human-first AI adoption strategy

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine weigh nonprofit AI tools’ risks and benefits, illustrating why a human-first AI adoption strategy is key to unlocking efficiency sustainably and responsibly.

By Beth Kanter (she/her) and Allison Fine (she/her)

February 21, 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

Impact investing: Catalyzing systemic change

Get the low-down on impact investing, a growing trend for catalyzing positive change in the world of philanthropy and beyond.

By Daniel X Matz (he/him)

February 12, 2024

Protecting the right to give according to our values

Independent Sector’s Dr. Akilah Watkins and Council on Foundations’ Kathleen Enright share the sector-wide implications of a current lawsuit challenging the Fearless Fund’s right to invest in programs that support Black women entrepreneurs.

By Dr. Akilah Watkins (she/her) and Kathleen P. Enright (she/her)

February 8, 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

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

Demystifying Candid data

Candid’s CEO shares how we are making the best data on the social sector available in Candid’s next generation platform to support your organizations’ mission-driven success.

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

January 11, 2024