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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

Digging in: who donates to the nonprofits you care about?

With just a little digging—using the tools and resources I will share in this blog—you will be able to get a picture of who donates to a particular nonprofit.

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

September 21, 2022

Compensation in the new age: findings from Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Candid’s 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report can help fill in the gaps when it comes to benchmarking compensation. The report captures the most authoritative and accurate compensation data from close to 88,000 nonprofits based on IRS data. Here we share a couple takeaways from this year’s report.

By Reina Mukai (she/her) and Parshya Kavoosi (she/her)

September 8, 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

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in India

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. To understand how the pandemic impacted the philanthropic sector and civil…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

July 20, 2022

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in Brazil

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. To understand how the pandemic impacted the philanthropic sector and civil…

By Sarina Dayal (she/they)

June 23, 2022

Three emerging trends in European philanthropy

After a sleepless redeye flight earlier this month, I landed in Barcelona to attend the first ever Philea Forum. In addition to representing Candid, I was there to learn about trends in the European philanthropic sector and explore opportunities for…

By Cesar Del Valle (he/him)

June 21, 2022

Celebrating Black history and Black futures

While recently recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, Black people have long celebrated the historical importance of Juneteenth. From kitchen tables to campuses of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Juneteenth is well revered in the Black community as…

By ABFE and Candid

June 17, 2022

Getting from “no” to “yes” for climate justice

A philanthropy insider once shared during a presentation that foundations develop guidelines so they know to whom to say “no.” Though it sounded cynical and harsh, it also rang true. My years in the field have only served to reinforce…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 16, 2022

An open grant report to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

It’s been one year since Candid received the email every nonprofit dreams of: confirmation of your $15 million grant. As requested, we are submitting this brief grant report on our use of these funds. We have also elected to share…

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

June 15, 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

When are we going to show up for working moms?

Women are the center of our economy, care systems, and essential work—yet they aren’t at the center of our policies, programs, and pandemic recovery plans. Over the last two years, millions of women have been driven out of the workforce…

By Dana L. Toppel

May 27, 2022