Giving Matters

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

Creating Common Ground with the New Accountability Standards®

The Accountability Standards® are at the heart of our mission. With them, we’re transforming philanthropy by building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Accountability Standards®! In 2014, Charities Review Council piloted the rolling review of the Accountability Standards®, a multi-year process that would align… Read more

Year-End Giving Under the New Tax Law

Going into effect earlier this year, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) has donors, nonprofits, and the media speculating on how tax changes will impact philanthropy. Why? Under the new tax law, the standard deduction, which includes deductions for charitable giving, was doubled. Experts project this change will remove tax incentives for ~90% of… Read more

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Nonprofits

In effect since late May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already had a dramatic effect on businesses and organizations all around the globe. From fines to large tech companies, to discussions around how GDPR relates to US-based nonprofits, these regulations are often misunderstood—but they don’t have to be! Did You Know? Just like… Read more

Be a Smart Giver this Give to the Max Day

Get your Giving Guides ready! Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, Give to the Max Day, is almost here. At Charities Review Council, we know you’re seriously invested in the causes you care about, and that every dollar matters to the nonprofits you so generously support. That’s why we work alongside donors (and nonprofits) every day, ensuring… Read more

DEI Champions and Council Board Members

This is the fifth and final installment of our Board of Directors Blog Series. Thank you for reading! Nonprofits are stronger when they include a variety of experiences, perspectives, and skills, and utilize practices that nurture creativity and equity. To support this integral part of organizational success, Charities Review Council developed the Diversity, Equity &… Read more

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