Giving Compass' Take:
- Candid created an Equitable Access department to promote equity in the social sector and increase access to nonprofit trainings centered on capacity-building.
- BIPOC-led organizations receive disproportionately fewer funding opportunities compared to their white counterparts. In what ways does the Candid department help address these gaps? What can individual donors learn from this effort to advance equity in philanthropy?
- Learn about the importance of funding leaders of color to promote justice.
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At Candid, we recognize that nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals, particularly those working at small or under-resourced organizations, need access to the nonprofit training and resources that equip them to do good. As Candid moves to more proactively promote equity in the broader social sector, we also continue to reflect on what our own role might be in supporting that effort.
Last year, Candid formed a new Equitable Access department to apply a long-term lens to addressing this question. The team was convened to ensure that more resources–including Candid’s–get into the hands of those who stand to benefit from them most.
Our long-term focus will be to address these barriers in ways that move the needle on the proportion of funding and support going directly to organizations which are BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), serve rural communities, and/or may be small or newly emerging. However, we also recognize there are immediate steps we can take to ensure that more individuals can access our tools and learning resources, regardless of their ability to pay.
One of our team’s first major priorities was to make virtually all of Candid’s capacity-building trainings free as of this past January. Our aim is to give individuals the ability to focus more time and energy on applying new learnings to advance their mission-driven work, without needing to find budget to simply partake in nonprofit training and learning opportunities.
Candid’s courses are led by our team of expert trainers who deliver high-quality content to equip participants with actionable takeaways and practical tools. We offer two to three virtual trainings per month, open to all for free, by simply registering on the Candid Learning website. Courses are not only offered in a “live,” real-time format. We also provide on-demand courses to accommodate different learning styles and give learners the opportunity to engage with our content on their own schedules.
Read the full article about nonprofit trainings by David Rosado at Candid.