Giving Matters

Insights on informed charitable giving, and accountability in the nonprofit sector.
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Meet Heather Wilmot LeMay

Heather (she/her) has over six years of executive leadership experience in nonprofit program operations and grant management, with nearly ten years of experience in web-based data systems focused on the human services and nonprofit sector. Heather earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota focusing on Macro Practice Social Work (i.e. systems, administration, policy) and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW).   Heather was the… Read more

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

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