Kris Kewitsch is the Executive Director of Charities Review Council. In her time with the Council, she has focused the organization on building authentic and engaged relationships between donors and nonprofits to create strong, more vibrant and just communities while expanding the online, cloud-based tools through which the Council delivers on that promise. Annually, $3.4 billion of nonprofit operating expense has been touched by the Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review process. In 2017, the Council launched the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit, whereby nonprofits can collect strong, internal and external demographic data while helping them uncover the gaps between intention and perception of how policy and power move through their organizations.
Prior to joining the Council, Kris worked in corporate philanthropy with Target Corporation, U.S. Bank, and Piper Jaffray, directing resources—both human and financial—to nonprofits across the country. Kris attended Gustavus Adolphus College, receiving a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. She has served on numerous boards, including the Corporate Volunteerism Council, National Council on Workplace Volunteerism, and the Volunteer Resource Center (now HandsOn Twin Cities). Kris was named to Twin Cities Business List of 100 to Know in 2017.
Dimitri Kaasan-Stull joined the Charities Review Council in 2021. As Program Manager, he reviews nonprofit practices and policies to support alignment with the Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Toolkit. In this role, he provides technical assistance and support to our nonprofit partners in fulfilling their missions. He also evaluates the Council’s progress toward its own program goals, implementing changes to the review process to ensure that the resources we provide to nonprofit clients reflect the ever-evolving needs of the sector.
Dimitri practiced as an evaluation and communications consultant to foundations and nonprofits prior to joining the Council. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a Masters of Public Policy.
Donor and Nonprofit Relations Coordinator
After starting as an intern in 2020, Olivia has returned to the Council as the Program and Operations Coordinator! In this role, she promotes smart giving with donors, manages the Salesforce database, works with our nonprofit partners in the Accountability Wizard ®, supports our events and communication efforts and overall strategic planning.
Olivia is currently a student at the University of Maine School of Law and hopes to continue to work in the nonprofit space when she graduates! Previously, she attended Hamline University and received a BA in History and has served in various program and development nonprofit roles since college.