Giving Matters

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

Charities Review Council’s Donor Survey

In partnership with The Improve Group, Charities Review Council (the Council) conducted a 2019 donor survey to increase Minnesota’s knowledge about donors and charitable giving. As an organization that partners with both donors and nonprofits, we wanted to gain a deeper understanding of what inspires donors to give (or not give) and the tools and… Read more

5 Tips for Creating your Personalized Giving Plan

This article was originally posted in the fall edition of the Smart Giver Newsletter, Charities Review Council’s biannual print publication for smart givers. To receive this free publication in your mailbox, click here. Chances are you have a financial plan or outline that guides your household spending, but do you have a philanthropic (or charitable)… Read more

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Part II: Our Journey Through the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit

This is part two of our Journey Through the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit blog series. To read part one, click here. At Charities Review Council, we strive to live out our values every day. That’s why we’re sharing our journey through the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit with all of you; The wins… Read more

3 Tips for Breaking Patterns this Giving Season

This article was originally posted in the fall 2019 edition of the Smart Giver Newsletter. To view the newsletter, click here.  Earlier this year, we hosted FORUM 2019: Breaking Patterns—a gathering for Minnesota’s engaged and passionate civic-minded leaders. Why “Breaking Patterns” you might ask? Well, we knew we needed to explore power and patterns of… Read more

Meet Kennon Wales

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, Kennon! Kennon is a student completing her final year at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities studying Political Science and Technical Writing and Communication with the sub-plan… Read more

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