Giving Matters

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

3 Ways to Encourage a Nonprofit to Meets Standards®

  In case you missed it, the Council’s Spring 2023 Smart Giver Newsletter is now available. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive the next edition coming out in the fall.     Featured in the Spring 2023 Smart Giver Newsletter are tips to encourage a nonprofit to Meets Standards® if… Read more

Charities Review Council Featured in Star Tribune Article

As 2022 wrapped up, the Star Tribune ran a series of articles related to the Feeding Our Future fraud investigation and its impact on the nonprofit sector and charitable giving. The series included an article featuring the Council’s expertise in helping donors and funders understand how best to determine a nonprofit’s strength and transparency before… Read more

Accountability Wizard® Fee Change in 2023

Charities Review Council is updating the fee structure for our Accountability Wizard® review in the new year. These FAQs can answer general questions, and any further organization-specific questions can be directed to   The Council looks forward to continued partnership with the more than 600 nonprofit organizations we engaged with over the past year. We… Read more

A Smart Giver’s Guide to Give to the Max Day 2022

Join the Minnesota tradition of giving to your favorite organization in November! Are you considering a gift but want to feel more confident in how you select which organization to support? Are you looking for a bit more insight on nonprofit governance after the recent press about a local organization under investigation? We are here… Read more

Donor-Advised Funds

This is the first (but not last) blog post the Council will dedicate to the topic of Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs). In our efforts to inform donors and transform philanthropy, we will feature a short series on DAFs to provide some context, some points of consideration, and some different voices from people in-the-know about DAFs!  Today… Read more

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