Giving Matters

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

Disaster Relief and Giving

As a community or country grapples with the devastation caused by a disaster, donation efforts play a pivotal role in addressing both immediate and future challenges.  Donations can be used to provide emergency assistance, such as shelter, food, and medical care for those impacted by the disaster. Funds are also critical to support mid- and… Read more

Unveiling Give to the Max Day Results & Leaning Into Year-End Giving

Give to the Max Day recently concluded, and the results are in—an impressive $34,200,792 raised by 6,615 organizations. Among those organizations is the Charities Review Council, and we take this opportunity to thank the donors that contributed $1360 to the Council during this year’s GTMD! Give to the Max Day’s fundraising success underscores the significance… Read more

Maximizing Your Impact as a Donor: Giving Strategically on Give to the Max Day 2023

As a donor, your support can make a world of difference to the causes and organizations you care about. With Give to the Max Day 2023 just around the corner – Thursday, November 16 – it’s the perfect time to reflect on your charitable contribution plan and ensure you’re making the most of your giving… Read more

The Council’s Give to the Max Day Guide for Nonprofits

Preparing Your Nonprofit for Give to the Max Day 2023 Give to the Max Day, a celebrated tradition in Minnesota, is just around the corner on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Nonprofits and schools in the Land of 10,000 Lakes are gearing up for this exciting event. Now in its 15th year, Give to the Max… Read more

Navigating the Israel and Gaza International Crisis: Vetting Humanitarian Organizations and Giving Globally

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a complex and long-standing issue that has had profound local and global consequences. The ongoing crisis calls for support from around the world, and the importance of supporting humanitarian organizations cannot be overstated. However, ensuring that your contributions make a meaningful impact and reach those in need can be a complex… Read more

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