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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A Farewell Note from Operations Manager Abby Wright Wellan

Council partners & friends, Today’s message is bittersweet. It is with mixed emotions that I share my resignation as Operations Manager at Charities Review Council. My last day will be Friday, January 14th, 2022. As I reflect on my 9.5 year Council tenure, I’m incredibly thankful. From intern to Operations Manager, it’s been quite the… Read more

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A Smart Giver’s Guide to Give to the Max Day 2021

It’s almost Give to the Max Day again! Whether you’re new to Minnesota’s annual giving holiday, or a seasoned pro who knows their way around the Golden Ticket prize pool, Charities Review Council is here to help you make giving decisions with confidence. “Give to the Max is a celebration of the generosity of Minnesotans… Read more

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Q&A: Smart Giving to New Nonprofits

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2021 edition of the Smart Giver Newsletter. Not on our mailing list? Sign up here to receive the next edition in your mailbox. Q: I’m interested in supporting a new nonprofit. As a Smart Giver, what should I be looking for? As a lawyer for nonprofits, I help founders take… Read more

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Meet Heather Wilmot LeMay

Heather (she/her) has over six years of executive leadership experience in nonprofit program operations and grant management, with nearly ten years of experience in web-based data systems focused on the human services and nonprofit sector. Heather earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota focusing on Macro Practice Social Work (i.e. systems, administration, policy) and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW).   Heather was the… Read more

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