Giving Matters

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

Grow the Good

It’s hard to believe that with over 69 years of history, hundreds of thousands of donors and nonprofits served, Charities Review Council had never before hosted a fundraising event. Well, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, dedicated donors, nonprofit leaders, and Council friends joined together to support Charities Review Council’s first-ever fundraising event, Grow the Good… More

Meet Ian Cook: Our New Nonprofit Services Specialist!

We are excited to announce that Ian Cook will be joining our team at Charities Review Council! Ian graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in Music, an emphasis in Music Theory and Composition, a concentration in Educational Studies, and a K-12 Instrumental Music teaching license. Aside from Ian’s love for all things music… More

What If You Could Really Be Heard? What If Being Heard Led to Real Change?

We’ve made great progress, but we need your input. Join us on March 24 at 8:30 am for the #DisruptMN Town Hall breakfast to discuss how we can move more than 800 new ideas that reimagine giving into practice. If you are like the staff at Charities Review Council, you have a lot to say… More

#DisruptMN All Day, All Week, All Year

We took a risk and it worked. Is there any better feeling? This year’s Annual Forum 2014: Disruptive Philanthropy was an experiment of epic proportions for Charities Review Council. A year ago we asked for feedback on our Forum and heard the Minnesota Philanthropic community calling for a deeper dive; so we aligned our new… More

Beyond the Bucket: Disrupt Philanthropy with More than Ice

If you’re like the staff at Charities Review Council, you have been overwhelmed with news about the Ice Bucket Challenge. You care about giving, and are fascinated by the way it’s evolving in our increasingly connected world. You’ve seen video after video on your Facebook news feed of people being drenched. Now that the phenomenon… More

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