Giving Matters

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

Transforming Philanthropy

Charities Review Council is excited to announce the approval of our new strategic plan! A lot has changed since our founding in 1946. Over the 72+ years of Council history, we’ve transitioned from working on donor education and donor protection, to focusing on nonprofit capacity-building and donor engagement. Today, we serve as “an asset building partner… More

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Bill

Philanthropy and charitable giving are dealt a blow with the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bill, currently on its way to President Trump’s desk. Here’s what you and your nonprofit need to know about this major overhaul of U.S. Tax Code. Tim Delaney, President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, released the following… More

DEI Toolkit: A Q&A with Executive Director Kris Kewitsch

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit – launched this spring! – is an affordable tool that helps organizations understand its internal diversity as compared to the community it serves. Not just an assessment, this toolkit also provides guided analysis of assessment results and support in creating action-oriented goals that enhance DEI work. To read… More

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit [FAQ]

Charities Review Council launched a brand-new online tool this spring, The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit. It’s possible you’ve heard of the toolkit, but still have some lingering questions. So, today’s post is all about answering those questions and highlighting ways you can get started on your journey towards a more equitable and inclusive organization. What… More

Back-to-School Giving, Part 2

Yes, Smart Givers, it’s that time of the year again. Back-to-School season is here, and with it, a plethora of school fundraisers. Before you know it, your kid will be coming home accompanied by a host of specialty chocolates, colored cookie dough, and autumn pumpkin pie vanilla spice chai latte scented candles – for you… More

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