Giving Matters

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

Giving Back During Back-to-School Season

Whether you’re a recent alum, an unfortunate shopper who picked the wrong check-out line, or – the likeliest candidate – the parent of a current student, odds are this time of year has you thinking about back-to-school. If you’re the first or the last, Charities Review Council is here to help you when it comes… More

FORUM 2017: Forging Trust

On May 9th, 2017, we hosted FORUM 2017: Forging Trust– our bi-annual gathering for Minnesota’s most engaged and passionate nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. With an inspiring keynote from DeRay Mckesson, an educator, civil rights activist and leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by an intimate and unique panel discussion from philanthropic heavy… More

Meet Michelle Mullowney

Michelle graduated from St. Kate’s this spring with a French major and a double minor in Communications and Philosophy. Originally hailing from the state of Montana, she’s nonetheless made herself at home in Minnesota for the past four years. Michelle also works in her alma mater’s Department of Marketing and Communications, in addition to her work… More

Meet Fiona Adams

Fiona is a rising sophomore at Macalester College, where she studies Economics and Applied Math. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Fiona is excited to explore the Twin Cities while interning with Charities Review Council. Fiona is passionate about international nonprofits and has volunteered for Girl Up, a UN Foundation campaign that focuses on gender equity issues… More

Giving Plans Made Easy

Did you resolve to be a stronger nonprofit supporter in 2017, but not sure where to start? Already a nonprofit supporter, but want to be more strategic in your giving decisions? Make the most of your charitable donations this year by following these easy-to-use tips and tricks. 1. Create a “Giving” budget. It’s always helpful to… More

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