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Philanthropy must prioritize elevating and including Black voices

In 2020, the philanthropic sector started conversations about how philanthropy can better support Black-led organizations and the Black community. The sector missed a great opportunity with these listening sessions for Black non-profit leaders to share their hopes and dreams for their communities and the work of their organizations.

By Tokiwa T. Smith

August 8, 2022

Experiment: Does posting more on Twitter pay off?

Posting more on Twitter can increase social media engagement for your nonprofit. But, it may distract from important content. Learn how tweeting 20 times a day changed our social media strategy.

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

August 4, 2022

Three lessons nonprofits learned from the pandemic

For many nonprofits, in-person meetings and events are key to carrying out their mission. From maintaining strong donor relations to providing necessary services, both nonprofits and their communities benefit from in-person interactions. However, the pandemic posed a major challenge. Nonprofits…

By Aly Sterling (she/her)

August 2, 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

Five tips to get you ready for a social media giving day

July 15 is officially Social Media Giving Day. This ‘holiday’ began in 2013, when Givver.com promoted it as an opportunity to leverage social media platforms for donations. Since then, a lot has changed. Meta and TikTok have made donations even…

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

July 7, 2022

Engage, request, repeat: The proven formula for retaining donors

Donor retention is the measurement of how many donors continue giving to your nonprofit year after year. You can calculate this metric for your organization by dividing the number of donors who gave again this year by the total number…

By Jay Love (he/him)

June 28, 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

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

The basics of building a nonprofit budget

Budgets can be one of the most intimidating aspects of grantseeking and nonprofit management, especially for new projects or organizations—most of us don’t have accounting degrees after all! The good news is that budgets aren’t as complicated as most people…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

June 9, 2022

How do you choose a payment processor for your nonprofit?

Whether you’re a nonprofit professional with decades of experience or thinking about starting your own organization, you know how crucial donations are for fueling a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission. One of the most recent trends we’re seeing…

By Murad Bushnaq

May 31, 2022