ICYMI: Candid Learning for Funders (and Grantees)

If your summer schedule includes a few unscheduled moments, take advantage of the opportunity to get some learning in with Candid Learning’s self-paced learning courses. Summer is also often a season in which interns and new staff are on-boarding, so below are some great options you might have missed that will be helpful for advancing field learning at your organization:

Understanding the Impact of COVID 19 on Nonprofits

Candid teamed up with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Center for Effective Philanthropy to provide data-driven insights to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on nonprofits in the U.S. and around the world. Find out what their findings tell us about the immediate and long-term impact of the pandemic on nonprofits. This course will help funders understand the new challenges facing their grantees and stimulate thought on how to meet nonprofits where they are to help them through this time of uncertainty.

Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations

Interest in sustained collaborations has increased slowly among nonprofits and grantmakers alike in recent years. Given the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the economic downturn, organizations considering mergers have increased from 1 percent to 23 percent, according to a recent survey by La Piana Consulting. Which potential benefits and challenges should organizations evaluate when considering a formal collaboration?  Why should organizations prioritize their mission when considering a formal collaboration?  And, importantly, how can grantmakers support collaboration amongst their grantees? View the conversation with leaders from SeaChange Captial Partners, La Piana Consulting, and Child Crisis Arizona as they explore the various forms that collaboration can take.

Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values

Organizational values guide the ways in which organizations commit to showing up in the world. We currently find ourselves in the middle of a movement that calls on us to consider the meaninglessness of words that aren’t underpinned by commitment and accountability. This forces us to recognize the ways in which our values can’t operate outside of history but rather are informed by it. This webinar is for organizations considering what it might look, feel, and sound like to intentionally create or reimagine a values statement through an Equity lens—that is, a lens that invokes history and confronts notions of power and action.

Thanks to the generous support of Borealis Philanthropy, Candid created this video as part of a series to further a variety of conversations on diversity, Equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the social sector.

Funding Smarter: Using Candid Tools to Inform and Share Your Foundation’s Work

Philanthropy is a team sport—but do you know who else is on your team and which players may make sense to tap to learn from, collaborate with, or have legacies to build on? You don’t need to work in the dark. Learn to leverage sector knowledge to create more informed, efficient, and equitable grantmaking. Take this self-paced course to learn to use Candid’s mapping, data, and knowledge tools to better identify funding peers, potential grantee partners, identify funding connections and gaps, and learn from knowledge other funders have already shared.

And for your grantees…

While you’re taking in all that Candid Learning has to offer, here are two free, quick hits and a self-paced learning video you can recommend to your grantees to help them grow and learn this summer as well!

Fund Your Nonprofit's Mission with a GuideStar Profile

Nonprofits have the power to choose what tens of millions of potential donors see about their organizations. Claim your free GuideStar profile and earn a Seal of Transparency to boost your fundraising potential.

What do funders look for in grant proposal budgets?

Watch Candid's Programs Manager, Tracy Kaufman, share how nonprofits’ proposal budgets can add credibility to an organization's grant application.

Introduction to Individual Giving

According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019,” and, of that, individual giving “totaled an estimated $309.66 billion,” representing 69% of total giving. A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams, and individual donors play an important role. This webinar is for fundraising and development staff (and their organization leaders) who are new to individual giving. Get an overview of the fundraising landscape and walk through the key components of an individual giving program.