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Kate Tkacik

Recent Posts by Kate Tkacik:

Where to Begin: Candid Resources to Help You Support the Causes You Care About

A few days ago, my bank statement showed me that I’ve been making two recurring donations each month to the exact same social justice organization. With so much happening in the world, so many crises to defuse, and so many causes to support, I hadn’t even realized I’d set up these duplicate contributions. 

I’m guessing I’m not the only one feeling a bit disorganized these days. We have resources (be they money, time, or skills) to contribute to the issues we care about. We know we want to help. Maybe we start with a Google search, or browsing through Facebook. Perhaps we find what we’re looking for, but chances are we wind up easily overwhelmed. We keep coming back to the same question: where do I begin? At your local Funding Information Network (FIN) location, you can start getting some answers. 


Maximize Your Time Connecting Offline

I love the internet. It’s a weird and wondrous place that’s made my life better. I’ve met some of my best friends on the internet. I found my career (including my job at Candid) on the internet. I’ve learned so much online, whether informally through blogs and media channels or in more structured ways through online trainings and on-demand courses. I’m also thrilled to know you’ve found our particular corner of the internet on Candid’s grantspace.org.