Giving Matters

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

ICA Food Shelf & The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit

At Charities Review Council, we not only review organizations using our co-created standards of nonprofit strength, but we also provide support and tools for our nonprofit partners to succeed. We view this relationship as a true partnership, working together to reach shared goals for success. Yet, from 2013-2016 we found that 86% of our nonprofit… More

Say Hello to our Executive Committee

This is part three of our four-part Board of Directors blog series. Stay tuned for our final post, coming soon! A nonprofit’s success starts with its leadership. Guiding Charities Review Council’s Board of Directors is a tenacious team of officers who bring a variety of experiences, perspectives, and skills to the table. As we continue… More

Meet Long-Standing Council Board Members Courtney & Robert

This is part two of our four-part Board of Directors blog series. Stay tuned for more posts coming soon! Charities Review Council’s board and staff created a new, community-focused plan when it completed strategic planning last year. Long-time board members, like Courtney and Robert, helped guide this work, ensuring it was bold and aspirational, yet… More

Meet Shara Mafiz

As a small (but mighty) team, we rely on the contributions of paid interns to accomplish our work. This week, we’re excited to welcome our new Council intern, Shara! Shara just wrapped her third year at Metropolitan State University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Ethnic… More

Meets Standards® Nonprofit Spotlight

In 2017, Charities Review Council served more than 580 nonprofits via our online capacity-building tools, the Accountability Wizard®, and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit. The Accountability Wizard® is a web-based product designed for nonprofit capacity-building and is the Council’s most tenured online tool. Based on 25 co-created Accountability Standards®, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested… More

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