Where donors and nonprofits meet

Building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities.
To achieve this mission, we inform donors, empower nonprofits, and partner with grantmakers.

Does your favorite nonprofit Meet Standards®?

Why the Accountability Standards® matter ...

Donors, nonprofit leaders, and funders share how the Standards® guide them.

The List of Reviewed Nonprofits provides solid recommendations on who we want to support monetarily, especially relevant after reading about the IRS’ challenges of screening “charitable” organizations.

Sharon & David Detert, Donors since 2012

Accountability Wizard is a fantastic road map! It was invaluable to have an objective sounding board for those sometimes-uncomfortable internal conversations about change.

Tim Puffer, Executive Director, Operation HELP

The Meets Standards seal matters to us and our donors. The certification process allows us to review our standards regularly and demonstrate good stewardship of donor gifts.

Jessie Hendel, Executive Director, Alliance Housing

We’ve completed the Accountability Wizard 3 times, with plans to continue! We see a marked improvement in our governance, financial activity, and fundraising practices.

Willy Tully, Development Director, Wilderness Inquiry

Nonprofit Deadline for The Smart Giver Newsletter - March 17th

The deadline to be included in the Spring 2023 Smart Giver Newsletter is Friday, March 17th.

Working on submitting your review? Have a few action items to clear? Submit any updates to us as soon as possible to ensure that your organization will be included in this edition!

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Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

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