How Data Analysis Can Help Nonprofits Reach Major Donors
Major giving has always been incredibly important for the health of nonprofit organizations. According to the 80/20 rule in major [...]
How Nonprofit Accounting is Different from Small Business Accounting
Accounting is an essential part of any ongoing enterprise. It is the meticulous process of recording and organizing financial transactions [...]
Using Data to Make Annual Giving Work for You
Annual giving folk are a strange breed. I know because I’m one of them. We aren’t tempted by the glamour [...]
Integration: The Ultimate Solution for Nonprofit Data Silos
Many nonprofits struggle to maximize their data usage. In fact, when surveyed, 97% of nonprofit professionals expressed an interest in [...]
December Stress Relief: Automation for Gift Processing
Fundraising requires timely and efficient processing of donations, especially in the typical end-of-year rush of gifts. This season, give your [...]
13 Tips for Ensuring Government Grant Compliance for Your Nonprofit Organization
In the words of the great 80s hairband Poison, every rose has its thorn. Grant funding looks beautiful in your [...]
Founder and CEO of Pause for ChangeThe Core Elements of Empathy, Power, and Vulnerability in Grantmaking
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.
Expert Advice for Improving Culture & Morale at Nonprofit Organizations
Here are some great free and low-cost tips that can help you improve culture and morale at your nonprofit organization.
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 [...]