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Building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities.
To achieve this mission, we inform donors, empower nonprofits, and partner with grantmakers.

Does your favorite nonprofit Meet Standards®?

Why the Accountability Standards® matter ...

Donors, nonprofit leaders, and funders share how the Standards® guide them.

It’s easier to find how national organizations use their donor dollars than smaller, local organizations. The Meets Standards seal addresses that gap, helping me confidently decide where to give.

Rhonda Mains, Donor since 2013

The List of Reviewed Nonprofits provides solid recommendations on who we want to support monetarily, especially relevant after reading about the IRS’ challenges of screening “charitable” organizations.

Sharon & David Detert, Donors since 2012

The Meets Standards seal matters to us and our donors. The certification process allows us to review our standards regularly and demonstrate good stewardship of donor gifts.

Jessie Hendel, Executive Director, Alliance Housing

We’ve completed the Accountability Wizard 3 times, with plans to continue! We see marked improvement in our governance, financial activity, and fundraising practices.

Willy Tully, Development Director, Wilderness Inquiry

Spring 2023 Smart Giver:

The Council's Latest Newsletter Now Available

Be sure to check out the Council's latest edition of the Smart Giver newsletter. As always, this includes an updated list of reviewed nonprofits in our Giving Guide.

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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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