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

Meet Alexa Carter

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, Alexa! Alexa (She/her) is a student in her final year at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she is studying Art and Peace and… Read more

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Q&A: All About Planned Giving

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2021 edition of the Smart Giver Newsletter. Not on our mailing list? Sign up here to receive the next edition in your mailbox. Planned giving. Gift planning. Legacy planning. Even estate planning. They’re all slightly different angles on the same thing: taking a 10,000-foot view of one’s finances… Read more

A logo for GiveMN's spring fundraiser, SpringForwardMN. The text reads "Spring Forward MN, May 1-11, 2021" with a green image of the state of Minnesota.

Springing in the Rain: A Season of Smart Giving

Last year’s Give at Home MN fundraiser kicked off soon after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors gave over $5 million to help Minnesota nonprofits and schools weather the storm of uncertain times. With brighter times on the horizon, GiveMN is partnering with Minnesota donors to look toward the future with SpringForwardMN. Here at Charities Review Council, we know… Read more

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Meet Dimitri Kaasan-Stull

We’re excited to welcome Dimitri Kaasan-Stull to the Charities Review Council team! Dimitri is a graduate of 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. Prior to joining the Council, Dimitri practiced as an evaluation… Read more

Interning for a Nonprofit: What to Look For & How to Apply

Hi, Council friends! My name is Olivia, and I am a recent graduate of Hamline University, where I studied history, global studies, and nonprofit management. You might remember me from my intern introduction blog post, where I shared my excitement for joining the Charities Review Council’s team and eagerness to learn. One of the things that… Read more

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