Giving Matters

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

Working Toward Equity: 8 Action Steps for your Board & Staff

On June 1st, Charities Review Council (the Council) closed for the day to give our staff, board, and constituents a moment to reflect on the loss of George Floyd. Since then, our conversations at the Council have centered around what we can do — both now and in the future — to recenter our mission around equity… Read more

Thank You for Joining Us on Facebook Live

Thank you for joining us on Facebook Live! For those who weren’t able to join us live, don’t worry. You can view the recording here. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit: Discounts Available! During the conversation, Kris talked all about the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit, which helps organizations assess and strengthen three important areas… Read more

Minnesota Nonprofits Open Doors to Healing and Understanding

The following statement was created in partnership with nonprofit leaders in Minnesota and represents our shared desire for healing, understanding, justice, and change.  Nonprofit leaders representing many of Minnesota’s 501c3 organizations are mourning the tragic, senseless murder of George Floyd. Our thoughts are with Mr. Floyd’s family, and the broader community. His life mattered. We… Read more

Meet Madeline Folstein

We’ve added a new Smart Giver to the Council team! Madeline Folstein (she/her/hers) joined Charities Review Council in 2020 as the Communications & Administrative Associate. In this role, Madeline coordinates the Council’s communications plan, including our social media channels, Smart Giver Newsletter production, website management, and constituent correspondence. She also administers core Council services by… Read more

Taking Time to Reflect on the Loss of George Floyd

Our community is in grief. The recent murder of George Floyd has shaken both individuals and organizations to their core. Dismantling racism and intolerance is an everyday commitment not only in words but in action as well. George Floyd was a member of our community. His life had purpose and we grieve not just the… Read more

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