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Charities Review Council Unveils Improved Nonprofit Assessment Tool
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:25 PM

Charities Review Council launched new software this month to help nonprofit organizations build their internal strength through the Accountability Wizard. 

Charities Review Council Announces New Board Members
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:55 PM

The Charities Review Council elected four new members to its board of directors in 2014.

Kris Kewitsch on Kare11 News, Holiday Giving: Where is your money going?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:00 AM

Our Executive Director, Kris Kewitsch, shares five questions to ask before giving to a cause or charity with Kare11 News.  

Charities Review Council Announces New Strategy Team
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:40 AM

The Charities Review Council has formed a strong and energetic strategy team to usher in a new era of social good for the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

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Give to the Max Day 2012: One for the Record Books
Friday, November 16, 2012 12:25 PM

Give to the Max Day broke previously set giving records this year, with Minnesotans donating more than $16 million.

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Charities Review Council Takes a Stance
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:00 PM

The Charities Review Council, as guided by the values used to inform and direct our work, opposes the proposed constitutional amendments.

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Kris Kewitsch Announced as New Executive Director
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:30 AM

The Charities Review Council, a resource for evaluating charities, announced Tuesday that Kris Kewitsch will become its new executive director.

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Social services' compensation: Doing good, doing well
Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:25 AM

Rich Cowles, executive director of Charities Review Council, shares his expertise in this Star Tribune article about CEO salaries and benefits at Minnesota's top social service agencies.

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Your Rags. Whose Riches? Charity Donations Vary at Second-Hand Stores
Saturday, October 15, 2011 11:00 AM

Shoua Yang is a big philanthropist - but she doesn't know how big.  She dropped off a bag of clothes at the Goodwill store in Woodbury on Wednesday.  Because she did, the value of that donation was about 25 times more than if she had taken it to the Woodbury Savers store or if she had called a pickup service... more

Charity Watchdog Tweaks Policy
Monday, August 8, 2011 6:20 PM

The Minnesota Charities Review Council has changed the way it lists the charities and nonprofits that meet its standards, making the list more fair to charities and more clear to potential donors... more

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