Giving Matters

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

You Don’t Have To See The Whole Staircase, Just Take The First Step.

When we started this conversation we said, ‘big changes start with small steps.’ Now, six months later, we’re excited to share the many small steps our small but mighty team has taken in order to deliver on our commitment to you – our nonprofit partners, donors, and community members. Thank you for your support of… More

Big Changes Start With Small Steps

You’ve heard it said, change is the only constant and, like many of our nonprofit partners, we’re an example of that. A community thrives when its leaders fail forward, take risks, elevate solutions and share lessons broadly in the community. At Charities Review Council, we’re leading by example, sharing organizational developments that will affect us… More

Your Best Annual Report Yet!

Transparency and regular communication about a nonprofit’s mission and accomplishments builds trust, increases visibility and provides the opportunity for an organization to engage with their community. An annual report is just one of many opportunities for a nonprofit to share their organizational story. Sharing an annual report every year with key stakeholders, donors, family and friends, helps supporters… More

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So, You Want to Donate Your Couch, Carpet, or Clothing?

At Charities Review Council, we answer several phone calls from well-meaning individuals hoping to donate items (clothing, furniture, housewares, etc.) to nonprofits who need them. We love that these callers want to donate items to worthy causes rather than simply throwing them away. However, there is no single clearinghouse of nonprofits accepting donated goods. No… More

It’s Not Goodbye, Just See You Later.

In true millennial entrepreneurial fashion, and based very much on the passion and vision she brought to Charities Review Council, our Director of Engagement & Donor Services, Kate Downing Khaled, transitioned to a new, self-directed consulting role starting in January. While we’re sad to see her go, this is a great opportunity both for her… More

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Charities Review Council

Our mission is to mobilize informed donors and accountable nonprofits for the greater good. We envision vibrant and healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

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