3 Ways to Encourage a Nonprofit to Meets Standards®

  In case you missed it, the Council’s Spring 2023 Smart Giver Newsletter is now available. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive the next edition coming out in the fall.     Featured in the Spring 2023 Smart Giver Newsletter are tips to encourage a nonprofit to Meets Standards® if… Read more

Charities Review Council Featured in Star Tribune Article

As 2022 wrapped up, the Star Tribune ran a series of articles related to the Feeding Our Future fraud investigation and its impact on the nonprofit sector and charitable giving. The series included an article featuring the Council’s expertise in helping donors and funders understand how best to determine a nonprofit’s strength and transparency before… Read more

Accountability Wizard® Fee Change in 2023

Charities Review Council is updating the fee structure for our Accountability Wizard® review in the new year. These FAQs can answer general questions, and any further organization-specific questions can be directed to info@smartgivers.org.   The Council looks forward to continued partnership with the more than 600 nonprofit organizations we engaged with over the past year. We… Read more

A Smart Giver’s Guide to Give to the Max Day 2022

Join the Minnesota tradition of giving to your favorite organization in November! Are you considering a gift but want to feel more confident in how you select which organization to support? Are you looking for a bit more insight on nonprofit governance after the recent press about a local organization under investigation? We are here… Read more

2021 Annual Report: A Note from our Board Chair & Executive Director

We are pleased to share our 2021 year in review with you. You can find our complete list of 2021 reports here, and a note below from Board Chair Stacey Nelson-Kumar and Executive Director Kris Kewitsch.                                      … Read more

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