Giving Matters

Insights on informed charitable giving, and accountability in the nonprofit sector.

The Importance of Website Security for Nonprofits

When donors give to a nonprofit, they consider so many factors like which cause to support, how much to give, when to give and more. One thing they shouldn’t have to worry about is whether it’s safe to give. That’s why we created our Donor Financial Information Accountability Standard®, which requires that donors financial information… Read more

Meet Allison Perales

As a small (but mighty) team, Charities Review Council relies on the contributions of paid interns to deliver on our mission. This week, we’re excited to welcome Allison Perales to the Council team. Read on to learn more about Allison, her connection to the Council’s work, favorite nonprofit causes, and more! Allison’s pronouns are she/her/hers… Read more

Charity Walks: What You Need to Know

Millions of people turn to their friends and family each year to collect donations for charity walks and runs. They’ll usually send out a message like this one: Hello Friends! Please support my efforts in this year’s Walk for Dogs. It’s a cause dear to my heart. Help me reach my goal of $1,000 by… Read more

Meet Lauren Holzem

As a small (but mighty) team, Charities Review Council relies on the contributions of paid interns to deliver on our mission. This week, we’re excited to welcome Lauren Holzem to the Council team. Read on to learn more about Lauren, her connection to the Council’s work, favorite nonprofit causes, and more! Lauren is a Junior… Read more

Forging Trust with Donors

This is the fourth and final post of our Accountability Standards® Blog Series. Thanks for tuning in! In 2014, Charities Review Council piloted the rolling review of the Accountability Standards®, a process that would ensure the Standards remained relevant and meaningful to the community for the long-term. Last year, we gathered cross-sector leaders and subject-matter… Read more

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