Strategies to Build Donor Trust and Retention
Strong relationships are built on trust. Without it, your efforts to cultivate and steward donors won’t go very far. A [...]
5 Ways Fund Accounting Simplifies Food Bank Reporting
When people in your community are hungry, you look for any opportunity to be more efficient so that you can [...]
Why Higher Ed Professionals Should Attend bbcon 2023
bbcon is live and in person October 21-24! Join us in Denver for inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and how-to [...]
10 Tips for Better Grant Management Processes
While grant funding may not require the continual stewardship efforts and nurturing of traditional donor-led funding, it often presents its [...]
Advice from Grantmakers on Streamlining Your Tech Solutions
In what ways does technology boost your team’s efficiency and grantmaking—and in what ways can it hold you back? This [...]
An Insider’s Guide to bbcon 2023 in Denver
After three years of meeting virtually, we’re bringing bbcon back in-person October 22-24 in Denver! With three days packed with [...]
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The Engage Podcast
Tune in to the ENGAGE Podcast to hear experts from across the community share best practices, tips, and must-know trends that will help organizations maximize their impact.
Leveraging the SDGs to Maximize Your Impact
When measuring your impact, you probably do so in relation to the specific needs of the community you serve, but [...]
What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About Financial Audits
When individuals get audited, it’s to make sure they’re paying the correct amount in taxes on a regular basis. As [...]
Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls
Here are 7 practices to help your nonprofit build a string internal control system that will increase buy-in today and stand the test of time for the future.
How to Convert Peer-to-Peer Event Participants into Monthly Donors
If your nonprofit organization hosts a peer-to-peer event with thousands of happy participants and supporters, but you don’t have a [...]
Quick Troubleshooting Guide for Google Ad Grant Management
The Google Ad Grant program is an incredible opportunity. You can amplify your website at no cost other than the [...]
10 Troubling Observations about the State of Fundraising Today
The resiliency of fundraising teams has been tested over the past few years; thankfully, organizations have been able to adapt [...]
5 Questions about Calculating Your Indirect Cost Rates
Nonprofit organizations are beginning to use indirect costs more frequently in their budgeting processes, whether or not they are pursuing [...]
7 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Build a Strong Financial Foundation in 2023
Working with a lean budget and stakeholders who care about where every dollar goes means that the stakes and expectations [...]
Why Major Gifts Should Drive Your 2023 Development Plan
At the heart of fundraising are the supporters who believe in your cause and want to place their trust, and [...]
Higher Education Content Strategy 101: The Fundamentals
The amount of digital content coming out of various university departments and through various channels (website, social media, etc.) requires a solid content strategy.
Cloud Optimization Starts with the People on the Ground!
Your social good organization achieving success with cloud technology comes down to communication skills—true listening, sharing language, and understanding your audience.
Creating a Connected Campus to Award More Scholarships and Improve Student Outcomes
What challenges does your scholarship program face? Get tips and tricks on getting organized and doing even more to support deserving students.
Best Practices for Protecting Your K–12 School from Cybersecurity Threats
Malicious cyber activity is on the rise worldwide. In private K–12 schools, foreign cybercriminals, school vendors, employees, and even students [...]
Change Management = Changing Mindset
Recognizing the need for change is easy. We all do this in some facet of our life almost every day. [...]
The Changing Face of School Funding
The world of K-12 education is in great flux right now. Thousands of independent schools are struggling with tuition levels [...]
Responsive Philanthropy: How to Address Community Needs in Time of Crisis
Operations at Headwaters Foundation for Justice, a foundation that invests in grassroots organizations across Minnesota, were humming along well. The [...]
How the Pandemic Has Changed Pro Bono
The pandemic pushed the social sector to make game-changing shifts in community programming, funding models and organizational leadership. Nonprofits that pivoted their programming in [...]
Challenges of Establishing an Employee Relief Fund (ERF) and Recommended Solutions
The growth in Employee Relief Funds (ERFs) exploded in the spring of 2020 as Covid-19 began to affect companies and [...]
The 990: From Compliance to Communication
Only 10% of philanthropic foundations have a website to communicate their work. Here at Candid, we’ve been tracking those statistics [...]
10 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal
Making impactful grants to the right nonprofit partners starts with a thorough grant proposal evaluation. Be sure you're looking for these 9 things.
Participatory Grantmaking: I’m in! Now what?
You’ve read about participatory grantmaking—and maybe even heard about other organizations using this model to distribute control of their funding [...]
Volunteer Smarter, Not Harder: Tips from Your Fellow Social Good Pros
Are you looking for ways to manage your volunteers more effectively? To conclude National Volunteer Month, we’ve gathered the best [...]
The Art of Managing, Rather than Mitigating, Risk
In this excerpt of a conversation with Satonya Fair, President and CEO of PEAK Grantmaking, she encourages grantmaking organizations to [...]
4 Critical Elements of Managing Development Officers
There are many factors in fundraising, from early engagement to a donor’s ultimate or legacy gift. Some of these factors [...]