Giving Matters

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

When a Purchase is also a Donation

Charities Review Council’s Accountability Standards® are based on the value of establishing trusting and meaningful partnerships between nonprofit organizations, donors, and the general public. At Charities Review Council, we believe strengthening these relationships can help us better understand how to effectively engage the communities we serve. Cause-related marketing offers a meaningful opportunity for community engagement. Cause-related marketing allows… More

A Big Welcome to Our New Summer Interns!

Charities Review Council is excited to welcome our three new summer interns- Anna Bartz, Jay Corliss, and Siri Ericson. After a grueling orientation (filled with free doughnuts and personalized office notebooks), we asked them those fall asleep at night, thought provoking questions like,  “how have you seen nonprofits have an effect on our community,” and more seriously… More

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

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Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

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