Giving Matters

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

Our Journey Through the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has long been a top priority for Charities Review Council. However, from 2013-2016 we found that 86% of our nonprofit partners needed additional support in order to meet our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Accountability Standard®, and we knew we needed to do more.   So in 2017, we launched The Diversity, Equity &… Read more

FORUM 2019: Breaking Patterns

On Tuesday, May 14th, we hosted FORUM 2019: Breaking Patterns! The FORUM is Charities Review Council’s gathering for engaged and passionate civic-minded leaders. Building on what we heard from our community and previous event attendees, we landed on the theme “Breaking Patterns.” Why Breaking Patterns you might ask? Well, when we reflected on learnings from… Read more

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

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