Giving Matters

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

Meets Standards® Nonprofit Spotlight

In 2017, Charities Review Council served more than 580 nonprofits via our online capacity-building tools, the Accountability Wizard®, and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit. The Accountability Wizard® is a web-based product designed for nonprofit capacity-building and is the Council’s most tenured online tool. Based on 25 co-created Accountability Standards®, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested… More

Meet New Board Members Sukanya & Megan

This is part one of our four-part Board of Directors blog series. Stay tuned for more posts coming soon!  A strong and cohesive nonprofit Board of Directors is essential to organizational success. Nonprofit boards are responsible for holding the organization accountable to the public through financial oversight, appointing an Executive Director, and maintaining control of… More

Charities Review Council Receives Dot.Org Award

Here at Charities Review Council, we’re still celebrating our Dot.Org award, which was presented last week at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Communications & Technology Conference. The Dot.Org Award for website redesign can include new websites, complete redesigns or site facelifts, and rebranding projects on the web. For us, it was a completely new website! In… More

Strategic Planning: An Inside Look

Earlier this year, Charities Review Council (the Council) announced the launch our new strategic plan, with changes to our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. As you can imagine, creating our 2018 – 2020 strategic framework was an extensive process of learning, dreaming, and planning for the future. With our process now complete, we wanted to… More

Transforming Philanthropy

Charities Review Council is excited to announce the approval of our new strategic plan! A lot has changed since our founding in 1946. Over the 72+ years of Council history, we’ve transitioned from working on donor education and donor protection, to focusing on nonprofit capacity-building and donor engagement. Today, we serve as “an asset building partner… More

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