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Create a Meaningful Giving Plan

As the new year unfolds, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past and contemplating ways to make a positive impact in the future. Creating a giving plan can be a powerful and fulfilling way to contribute to the greater good.  Whether you’re a first-time donor or want to refresh your charitable giving strategy… Read more

Disaster Relief and Giving

As a community or country grapples with the devastation caused by a disaster, donation efforts play a pivotal role in addressing both immediate and future challenges.  Donations can be used to provide emergency assistance, such as shelter, food, and medical care for those impacted by the disaster. Funds are also critical to support mid- and… Read more

Maximizing Your Impact as a Donor: Giving Strategically on Give to the Max Day 2023

As a donor, your support can make a world of difference to the causes and organizations you care about. With Give to the Max Day 2023 just around the corner – Thursday, November 16 – it’s the perfect time to reflect on your charitable contribution plan and ensure you’re making the most of your giving… Read more

Small Donations Are Big Wins Too

Donors, if you are wondering whether making a small donation to an organization is worthwhile… It is!  Development Directors, if you are wondering whether stewardship of small gifts is worthwhile… It is!   The definition of small is relative to each individual donor and nonprofit, but there is a universal truth about small donations –… Read more

Charities Review Council’s Donor Survey

In partnership with The Improve Group, Charities Review Council (the Council) conducted a 2019 donor survey to increase Minnesota’s knowledge about donors and charitable giving. As an organization that partners with both donors and nonprofits, we wanted to gain a deeper understanding of what inspires donors to give (or not give) and the tools and… Read 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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