CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL OF MINNESOTA INC

Address
700 RAYMOND AVE NO 160
ST PAUL, MN 55114
Contact
Website: http://www.smartgivers.org
Phone: +1 (651) 224-7030
Nonprofit
NTEE: T99 - Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
EIN: 41-0652474

Mission

CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL MOBILIZED INFORMED DONORS AND ACCOUNTABLE NONPROFITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD BY CREATING THE SPACES, PLACES, AND TOOLS FOR DONOR-NONPROFIT ENGAGEMENT. WE ARE BUILDING A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY WHERE DONORS, FUNDERS, AND NONPROFITS ARE ENGAGED PARTNERS, WORKING TOGETHER TOWARD STRONGER COMMUNITIES IN MINNESOTA AND BEYOND. WHEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS WORK TOGETHER IN PARTNERSHIP, THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO MEET THE COMMUNITY'S NEEDS AND FIND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMMUNITY CONCERNS.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1946
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area5120
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$109,835.00$105,484.00$106,140.00$98,949.00$105,656.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$96,736.00$98,798.00$99,196.00$89,418.00$87,773.00
Number of employees546119
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers30411042552
Number of highly compensated contractors00000
Personnel
Bjelland, Sarah
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person SARAH BJELLANDSARAH BJELLANDSARAH BJELLANDSARAH BJELLAND
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Camacho, Armando
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person ARMANDO CAMACHOARMANDO CAMACHOARMANDO CAMACHO 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Christianson, Heidi
Title   PAST CHAIRBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person   HEIDI CHRISTIANSONHEIDI NEFF CHRISTIANSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Davis, Michael
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    MICHAEL WIRTH DAVIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Devereux, Stephen
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person STEPHEN DEVEREUXSTEPHEN DEVEREUXSTEPHEN DEVEREUX 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Goodwin, Morris
Title   BOARD MEMBER, SECRETARYBOARD MEMBER, SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person   MORRIS GOODWINMORRIS GOODWIN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Helmer, Tony
TitleBOARD MEMBER, SECRETARYBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personTONY HELMERTONY HELMERTONY HELMERTONY HELMERTONY HELMER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.501.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Hovis, Diane
Title    BOARD MEMBER,TREASURER
Name of key/compensated person    DIANE HOVIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Jain, Anu
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personANU JAINANU JAIN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Kewitsch, Kris
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personKRIS KEWITSCHKRIS KEWITSCHKRIS KEWITSCHKRIS KEWITSCHKRIS KEWITSCH
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0050.0050.00
Reportable compensation from org$96,736.00$98,798.00$99,196.00$89,418.00$87,773.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$13,099.00$6,686.00$6,944.00$9,531.00$17,883.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Kim, Jay
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    JAY KIM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Larson, Gregg
TitleBOARD MEMBER, VICE CHAIRBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personGREGG LARSONGREGG LARSON   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.501.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Lee, Lavon
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    LAVON LEE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Patel, Anita
Title  PAST CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person  ANITA PATELANITA PATELANITA PATEL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Perera, Chamath
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personCHAMATH PERERACHAMATH PERERA   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Pickering, Robert
TitleBOARD MEMBER, TREASURERBOARD MEMBER, TREASURERBOARD MEMBER, TREASURERBOARD MEMBER, TREASURERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personROBERT PICKERINGROBERT PICKERINGROBERT PICKERINGROBERT PICKERINGROBERT PICKERING
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.501.501.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Poja, Courtney
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personCOURTNEY POJACOURTNEY POJACOURTNEY POJA  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Robertson, Emily
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER, VICE CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, SECRETARYBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personEMILY ROBERTSONEMILY ROBERTSONEMILY ROBERTSONEMILY ROBERTSON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.501.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Ryerse, Mac
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    MAC RYERSE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Schifsky, Mary
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personMARY JO SCHIFSKYMARY JO SCHIFSKYMARY JO SCHIFSKY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Starr, Brenda
TitleBOARD MEMBER, PAST CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, VICE CHAIRBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personBRENDA STARRBRENDA STARRBRENDA STARRBRENDA STARRBRENDA STARR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.501.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tanski, Keith
Title  BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  KEITH TANSKIKEITH TANSKIKEITH TANSKI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Wilder, Patty
TitleBOARD MEMBER, CHAIRBOARD MEMBER, SECRETARYBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER, VICE CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personPATTY WILDERPATTY WILDERPATTY WILDERPATTY WILDERPATTY WILDER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.501.501.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wirth-Davis, Michael
Title  BOARD MEMBER, VICE CHAIRBOARD MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person  MICHAEL WIRTH-DAVISMICHAEL WIRTH-DAVIS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Yang, Daniel
Title BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person DANIEL YANGDANIEL YANG  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesOUR MISSION IS TO MOBILIZE INFORMED DONORS AND ACCOUNTABLE NONPROFITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.OUR MISSION IS TO MOBILIZE INFORMED DONORS AND ACCOUNTABLE NONPROFITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.OUR MISSION IS TO MOBILIZE INFORMED DONORS AND ACCOUNTABLE NONPROFITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.OUR MISSION IS TO MOBILIZE INFORMED DONORS AND ACCOUNTABLE NONPROFITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.OUR MISSION IS TO MOBILIZE INFORMED DONORS AND ACCOUNTABLE NONPROFITS FOR THE GREATER GOOD.
Program service expenses, total$434,779.00$383,115.00$442,813.00$473,335.00$449,452.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DONOR NONPROFIT RELATIONS: DONORS AND NONPROFITS DELIVER THE GREATER GOOD WHEN WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP. THIS NEW COUNCIL PROGRAM ALLOWED US TO CULTIVATE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH HOSTED CONVENINGS, SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS THAT FOSTER COLLABORATION. ONE OF THE WAYS WE ACCOMPLISHED THIS IN 2015 WAS THROUGH OUR ANNUAL FORUM, WHICH WAS DESCRIBED BY ATTENDEES AS "ENERGIZING, DYNAMIC, ELECTRIFYING, AND INSPIRING." ANNUAL FORUM 2015- PHILANTHROPY 2.0: RADICAL COLLABORATION INCLUDED THREE FUN AND INTERACTIVE SESSIONS FOR ATTENDEES TO TAKE PART IN: 1) MAKING NEW CONNECTIONS- A FUN AND INTERACTIVE NETWORKING EVENT FEATURING SPARKIT, A MOBILE POP-UP PARK DESIGNED BY LOCAL ARTISTS, ENCOURAGING THE CREATIVE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS THOUGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH GAMES, ART-MAKING AND A FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE; 2) RADICAL COLLABORATION IN ACTION- A CROSS-SECTOR LEADERSHIP PANEL HIGHLIGHTING THE SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IN MINNESOTA AND BEYOND; AND, 3) THE OPEN SOURCE BRAINSTORM- A PLACE FOR INDIVIDUALS TO BRING IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION TO THE TABLE. MORE THAN 350 IDEAS FOR COLLABORATION AND ACTION WERE GENERATED AS A RESULT OF THIS SESSION!
Program expenses  $108,922.00  
Grants and allocations made  $0.00  
Program revenue  $13,846.00  
Program description  DONOR NONPROFIT RELATIONS: DONORS AND NONPROFITS DELIVER THE GREATER GOOD WHEN WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP. THIS NEW COUNCIL PROGRAM ALLOWED US TO CULTIVATE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH HOSTED CONVENINGS, SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS THAT FOSTER COLLABORATION. ONE OF THE WAYS WE ACCOMPLISHED THIS IN 2015 WAS THROUGH OUR ANNUAL FORUM, WHICH WAS DESCRIBED BY ATTENDEES AS "ENERGIZING, DYNAMIC, ELECTRIFYING, AND INSPIRING." ANNUAL FORUM 2015- PHILANTHROPY 2.0: RADICAL COLLABORATION INCLUDED THREE FUN AND INTERACTIVE SESSIONS FOR ATTENDEES TO TAKE PART IN: 1) MAKING NEW CONNECTIONS- A FUN AND INTERACTIVE NETWORKING EVENT FEATURING SPARKIT, A MOBILE POP-UP PARK DESIGNED BY LOCAL ARTISTS, ENCOURAGING THE CREATIVE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS THOUGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH GAMES, ART-MAKING AND A FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE; 2) RADICAL COLLABORATION IN ACTION- A CROSS-SECTOR LEADERSHIP PANEL HIGHLIGHTING THE SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IN MINNESOTA AND BEYOND; AND, 3) THE OPEN SOURCE BRAINSTORM- A PLACE FOR INDIVIDUALS TO BRING IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION TO THE TABLE. MORE THAN 350 IDEAS FOR COLLABORATION AND ACTION WERE GENERATED AS A RESULT OF THIS SESSION!  
DONOR NONPROFIT RELATIONS: IN THE SECOND YEAR OF OUR DONOR-NONPROFIT RELATIONS PROGRAMMING, WE CONTINUED TO CULTIVATE STRONG AND AUTHENTIC DONOR-NONPROFIT RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH HOSTED CONVENINGS, SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS THAT FOSTER COLLABORATION. TO CHECK OUT AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION SEARCH: #DISRUPTMN, #SMARTGIVING, #MEETSSTANDARDS, AND #FORGINGTRUST.THE COUNCIL ALSO BEGAN WORKING ON A NEW WEBSITE IN LATE 2016, WHICH MADE INFORMATION GATHERING FOR DONORS EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE. WE ALSO ENHANCED THE NONPROFIT PROFILE, ADDING MORE INFORMATION AND SPECIAL FEATURES, INCLUDING A "DONATE NOW" BUTTON ON EACH PAGE.
Program expenses $64,955.00   
Grants and allocations made $0.00   
Program revenue $0.00   
Program description DONOR NONPROFIT RELATIONS: IN THE SECOND YEAR OF OUR DONOR-NONPROFIT RELATIONS PROGRAMMING, WE CONTINUED TO CULTIVATE STRONG AND AUTHENTIC DONOR-NONPROFIT RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH HOSTED CONVENINGS, SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS AND INNOVATIVE TOOLS THAT FOSTER COLLABORATION. TO CHECK OUT AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION SEARCH: #DISRUPTMN, #SMARTGIVING, #MEETSSTANDARDS, AND #FORGINGTRUST.THE COUNCIL ALSO BEGAN WORKING ON A NEW WEBSITE IN LATE 2016, WHICH MADE INFORMATION GATHERING FOR DONORS EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE. WE ALSO ENHANCED THE NONPROFIT PROFILE, ADDING MORE INFORMATION AND SPECIAL FEATURES, INCLUDING A "DONATE NOW" BUTTON ON EACH PAGE.   
DONOR NONPROFIT RELATIONS:FORUM 2017: FORGING TRUST CREATED AN ENGAGING SPACE TO FOSTER CREATIVE, ACTIVE AND OPEN CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN DONORS, FUNDERS, AND NONPROFITS AROUND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING TRUST WITHIN THE NONPROFIT AND PHILANTHROPIC SECTORS. 252 DONORS, FUNDERS, AND NONPROFITS LEADERS ATTENDED FORUM 2017: FORGING TRUST AND HEARD FROM AN INSIGHTFUL PANEL OF LEADERS DISCUSSING THEIR OWN ENDEAVORS IN THIS WORK, LEADING TO DEEP CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN FORUM PARTICIPANTS AROUND HOW TO MOVE THIS FORWARD IN THEIR OWN ORGANIZATIONS.
Program expenses$93,249.00    
Grants and allocations made$0.00    
Program revenue$19,714.00    
Program descriptionDONOR NONPROFIT RELATIONS:FORUM 2017: FORGING TRUST CREATED AN ENGAGING SPACE TO FOSTER CREATIVE, ACTIVE AND OPEN CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN DONORS, FUNDERS, AND NONPROFITS AROUND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING TRUST WITHIN THE NONPROFIT AND PHILANTHROPIC SECTORS. 252 DONORS, FUNDERS, AND NONPROFITS LEADERS ATTENDED FORUM 2017: FORGING TRUST AND HEARD FROM AN INSIGHTFUL PANEL OF LEADERS DISCUSSING THEIR OWN ENDEAVORS IN THIS WORK, LEADING TO DEEP CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN FORUM PARTICIPANTS AROUND HOW TO MOVE THIS FORWARD IN THEIR OWN ORGANIZATIONS.    
DONOR SERVICES: CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL'S SERVICES TO DONORS PROVIDE THE SPACES, PLACES AND TOOLS TO HELP DONORS BECOME ENGAGED PARTNERS IN OUR VIBRANT PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY. IN 2014, THE COUNCIL SERVED MORE THAN 30,000 INDIVIDUALS. WE SENT 8,500 CONSTITUENTS OUR SEMIANNUAL NEWSLETTER, AND RESPONDED TO 2,000 DONOR SUPPORT CALLS (EACH CALL TRANSLATES INTO A CONFIDENT GIFT TO A STRONG NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION!). WE PROVIDED EXTENSIVE WEB BASED RESOURCES WITH OVER 27,500 INDIVIDUALS ACCESSING OUR RESOURCES ONLINE AT SMARTGIVERS.ORG AND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, INCLUDING FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC. WE CONTINUED TO HELP FOSTER AUTHENTIC AND SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS TO INCREASE THEIR COLLECTIVE POSITIVE IMPACT FOR THE GREATER GOOD. IN SEPTEMBER OF 2014, DEPARTING FROM THE TRADITION OF PREVIOUS YEARS, THE COUNCIL HOSTED A NEWLY EXPANDED AND HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL ALL DAY ANNUAL FORUM. ANNUAL FORUM 2014: DISRUPTIVE PHILANTHROPY WAS A TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENT THAT SOUGHT TO BUILD CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS AMONG DONORS, FUNDERS AND NONPROFITS, CREATING A SPACE TO RE-IMAGINE PHILANTHROPY. THE UNIQUE CONVENING ATMOSPHERE ALLOWED US TO SURPASS OUR ATTENDEE GOAL WITH 363 PEOPLE ATTENDING THE EVENT. WE WERE ABLE TO ENGAGE A NEW AUDIENCE WITH OVER 75% PARTICIPATING FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE HAVE ESTABLISHED OURSELVES AS A NATIONAL THOUGHT-LEADER ON THE DONOR-NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP AND CONTINUE TO WORK TO ENCOURAGE AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS BECAUSE IN PARTNERSHIP THEY CAN DELIVER THE GREATER GOOD TOGETHER.
Program expenses   $120,600.00 
Grants and allocations made   $0.00 
Program revenue   $16,610.00 
Program description   DONOR SERVICES: CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL'S SERVICES TO DONORS PROVIDE THE SPACES, PLACES AND TOOLS TO HELP DONORS BECOME ENGAGED PARTNERS IN OUR VIBRANT PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY. IN 2014, THE COUNCIL SERVED MORE THAN 30,000 INDIVIDUALS. WE SENT 8,500 CONSTITUENTS OUR SEMIANNUAL NEWSLETTER, AND RESPONDED TO 2,000 DONOR SUPPORT CALLS (EACH CALL TRANSLATES INTO A CONFIDENT GIFT TO A STRONG NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION!). WE PROVIDED EXTENSIVE WEB BASED RESOURCES WITH OVER 27,500 INDIVIDUALS ACCESSING OUR RESOURCES ONLINE AT SMARTGIVERS.ORG AND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, INCLUDING FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC. WE CONTINUED TO HELP FOSTER AUTHENTIC AND SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS TO INCREASE THEIR COLLECTIVE POSITIVE IMPACT FOR THE GREATER GOOD. IN SEPTEMBER OF 2014, DEPARTING FROM THE TRADITION OF PREVIOUS YEARS, THE COUNCIL HOSTED A NEWLY EXPANDED AND HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL ALL DAY ANNUAL FORUM. ANNUAL FORUM 2014: DISRUPTIVE PHILANTHROPY WAS A TRANSFORMATIVE MOMENT THAT SOUGHT TO BUILD CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS AMONG DONORS, FUNDERS AND NONPROFITS, CREATING A SPACE TO RE-IMAGINE PHILANTHROPY. THE UNIQUE CONVENING ATMOSPHERE ALLOWED US TO SURPASS OUR ATTENDEE GOAL WITH 363 PEOPLE ATTENDING THE EVENT. WE WERE ABLE TO ENGAGE A NEW AUDIENCE WITH OVER 75% PARTICIPATING FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE HAVE ESTABLISHED OURSELVES AS A NATIONAL THOUGHT-LEADER ON THE DONOR-NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP AND CONTINUE TO WORK TO ENCOURAGE AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS BECAUSE IN PARTNERSHIP THEY CAN DELIVER THE GREATER GOOD TOGETHER. 
DONOR SERVICES: THE CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL SERVED MORE THAN 8,500 INDIVIDUALS IN 2013. THIS COMMUNITY IS SERVED THROUGH OUR SEMI-ANNUAL NEWSLETTERS, WEB SERVICES (WWW.SMARTGIVERS.ORG), AND E-NEWSLETTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA SITES INCLUDING FACEBOOK AND TWITTER (@SMARTGIVERS) & TELEPHONE INQUIRIES. WE'VE LEARNED THAT THE MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS SHARE VALUES AND ENJOY AN AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP AFTER ALL, THESE TWO PARTNERS DELIVER THE GREATER GOOD TOGETHER. THROUGH A ROBUST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE, WE HAVE ESTABLISHED OURSELVES AS A NATIONAL THOUGHT-LEADER ON THE DONOR-NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP. OUR 2013 ANNUAL FORUM EVENT BROUGHT TOGETHER 335 NONPROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC, BUSINESS, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO DISCUSS WHAT IT MEANS TO TAKE RISKS IN ORDER TO SEEK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. APPROXIMATELY 30% OF GUESTS WERE ATTENDING FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALLOWING US TO BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND STRENGTHENING EXISTING ONES. CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT BOTH NONPROFITS AND DONORS HAVE A STRONG VOICE IN DECIDING WHAT THE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS LOOK LIKE. IN 2013, WE WORKED TO ENGAGE ALL VOICES IN THE COMMUNITY, BOTH SUPPORTIVE AND CRITICAL, THROUGH SURVEYS, FOCUS GROUPS, EXPERT DIALOGUE SESSIONS, AND COMMITTEES TO ENSURE THAT THE REVISED 2014 ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS ARE WIDELY ACCEPTED, CO-CREATED BENCHMARKS OF STRONG NONPROFIT INFRASTRUCTURE.
Program expenses    $104,154.00
Program revenue    $21,750.00
Program description    DONOR SERVICES: THE CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL SERVED MORE THAN 8,500 INDIVIDUALS IN 2013. THIS COMMUNITY IS SERVED THROUGH OUR SEMI-ANNUAL NEWSLETTERS, WEB SERVICES (WWW.SMARTGIVERS.ORG), AND E-NEWSLETTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA SITES INCLUDING FACEBOOK AND TWITTER (@SMARTGIVERS) & TELEPHONE INQUIRIES. WE'VE LEARNED THAT THE MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS SHARE VALUES AND ENJOY AN AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP AFTER ALL, THESE TWO PARTNERS DELIVER THE GREATER GOOD TOGETHER. THROUGH A ROBUST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE, WE HAVE ESTABLISHED OURSELVES AS A NATIONAL THOUGHT-LEADER ON THE DONOR-NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP. OUR 2013 ANNUAL FORUM EVENT BROUGHT TOGETHER 335 NONPROFIT, PHILANTHROPIC, BUSINESS, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO DISCUSS WHAT IT MEANS TO TAKE RISKS IN ORDER TO SEEK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. APPROXIMATELY 30% OF GUESTS WERE ATTENDING FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALLOWING US TO BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND STRENGTHENING EXISTING ONES. CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT BOTH NONPROFITS AND DONORS HAVE A STRONG VOICE IN DECIDING WHAT THE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS LOOK LIKE. IN 2013, WE WORKED TO ENGAGE ALL VOICES IN THE COMMUNITY, BOTH SUPPORTIVE AND CRITICAL, THROUGH SURVEYS, FOCUS GROUPS, EXPERT DIALOGUE SESSIONS, AND COMMITTEES TO ENSURE THAT THE REVISED 2014 ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS ARE WIDELY ACCEPTED, CO-CREATED BENCHMARKS OF STRONG NONPROFIT INFRASTRUCTURE.
DONOR SERVICES:CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL PROVIDES CREATIVE SPACES, PLACES AND TOOLS FOR DONORS TO BECOME ENGAGED PARTNERS WITH THE CAUSES THEY CARE ABOUT. BY PROVIDING RESOURCES, TIPS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GIVING, WE'RE MAKING IT EASY FOR DONORS OF ALL KINDS TO MAKE CONFIDENT AND INFORMED GIVING DECISIONS. IN 2017, WE CONTINUED TO SHARE OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS AT NO COST, MAKING INFORMATION GATHERING EASY AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL. OUR BIANNUAL SMART GIVER NEWSLETTER, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS, WAS SENT TO 7,325 INDIVIDUALS AND OVER 20,771 UNIQUE PAGEVIEWS OF OUR ONLINE RESOURCES IN 2017. WE ALSO RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 1,200 CALLS FROM DONORS LOOKING TO DO THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING THEIR GIVING DECISIONS.
Program expenses$41,565.00$77,701.00$104,480.00  
Grants and allocations made$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Program revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Program descriptionDONOR SERVICES:CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL PROVIDES CREATIVE SPACES, PLACES AND TOOLS FOR DONORS TO BECOME ENGAGED PARTNERS WITH THE CAUSES THEY CARE ABOUT. BY PROVIDING RESOURCES, TIPS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GIVING, WE'RE MAKING IT EASY FOR DONORS OF ALL KINDS TO MAKE CONFIDENT AND INFORMED GIVING DECISIONS. IN 2017, WE CONTINUED TO SHARE OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS AT NO COST, MAKING INFORMATION GATHERING EASY AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL. OUR BIANNUAL SMART GIVER NEWSLETTER, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS, WAS SENT TO 7,325 INDIVIDUALS AND OVER 20,771 UNIQUE PAGEVIEWS OF OUR ONLINE RESOURCES IN 2017. WE ALSO RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 1,200 CALLS FROM DONORS LOOKING TO DO THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING THEIR GIVING DECISIONS.DONOR SERVICES: CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL PROVIDES CREATIVE SPACES, PLACES AND TOOLS FOR DONORS TO BECOME ENGAGED PARTNERS WITH THE CAUSES THEY CARE ABOUT. BY PROVIDING RESOURCES, TIPS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GIVING, WE'RE MAKING IT EASY FOR DONORS OF ALL KINDS TO MAKE CONFIDENT AND INFORMED GIVING DECISIONS. IN 2016, WE CONTINUED TO SHARE OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS AT NO COST, MAKING INFORMATION GATHERING EASY AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL. OUR BIANNUAL SMART GIVER NEWSLETTER, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS, WAS SENT TO MORE THAN 7,000 INDIVIDUALS AND VIEWED ONLINE BY MORE THAN 10,400 INDIVIDUALS IN 2016. WE ALSO RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 1,400 CALLS FROM DONORS LOOKING TO DO THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING THEIR GIVING DECISIONS.DONOR SERVICES: CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL PROVIDES CREATIVE SPACES, PLACES AND TOOLS FOR DONORS TO BECOME ENGAGED PARTNERS WITH THE CAUSES THEY CARE ABOUT. BY PROVIDING RESOURCES, TIPS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GIVING, WE'RE MAKING IT EASY FOR DONORS OF ALL KINDS TO MAKE CONFIDENT AND INFORMED GIVING DECISIONS. IN 2015, WE CONTINUED TO SHARE OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS AT NO COST, MAKING INFORMATION GATHERING EASY AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL. OUR BIANNUAL SMART GIVER NEWSLETTER, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES OUR LIST OF MEETS STANDARDS NONPROFITS, WAS SENT TO MORE THAN 8,000 INDIVIDUALS AND VIEWED ONLINE BY MORE THAN 12,000 INDIVIDUALS IN 2015, A 21% INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. WE ALSO RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 1,200 CALLS FROM DONORS LOOKING TO DO THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE MAKING THEIR GIVING DECISIONS.  
NONPROFIT SERVICES: AT CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL, WE HELP NONPROFIT LEADERS BUILD AND COMMUNICATE THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL STRENGTH. WITH A COMBINATION OF CLOUD-BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, NON-JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT AND ROBUST RESOURCES, WE PROVIDE A RISK-FREE ENVIRONMENT WHERE NONPROFITS CAN BEGIN OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD NONPROFIT REVIEW PROCESS IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN THEIR INTERNAL PRACTICES TO WIDELY ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF NONPROFIT STRENGTH AND ACCOUNTABILITY. IN 2016, WE SERVED MORE THAN 550 NONPROFITS THROUGH OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD , AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,200 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, FINANCIAL ACTIVITY AND FUNDRAISING. THE COUNCIL ALSO CONTINUES TO INCREASE ITS REACH, WITH A 7% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW NONPROFITS GOING THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS OVER 2015. IN 2016, THE COUNCIL CONTINUED WORK ON THE NEW DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION TOOLKIT. THE TOOLKIT IS AN AFFORDABLE, ORGANIZATION-FOCUSED, SELF-ADMINISTERED ASSESSMENT FOR ORGANIZATIONS WHO WISH TO BUILD A MORE EFFECTIVE AND REFLECTIVE ORGANIZATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT. IN 2016, WE COMPLETED PHASE ONE OF THE TOOLKIT, WHICH INCLUDED DESIGNING THE ASSESSMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS, IN ORDER TO BRING IT ONLINE IN 2017.
Program expenses $240,459.00   
Grants and allocations made $0.00   
Program revenue $124,518.00   
Program description NONPROFIT SERVICES: AT CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL, WE HELP NONPROFIT LEADERS BUILD AND COMMUNICATE THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL STRENGTH. WITH A COMBINATION OF CLOUD-BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, NON-JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT AND ROBUST RESOURCES, WE PROVIDE A RISK-FREE ENVIRONMENT WHERE NONPROFITS CAN BEGIN OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD NONPROFIT REVIEW PROCESS IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN THEIR INTERNAL PRACTICES TO WIDELY ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF NONPROFIT STRENGTH AND ACCOUNTABILITY. IN 2016, WE SERVED MORE THAN 550 NONPROFITS THROUGH OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD , AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,200 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, FINANCIAL ACTIVITY AND FUNDRAISING. THE COUNCIL ALSO CONTINUES TO INCREASE ITS REACH, WITH A 7% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW NONPROFITS GOING THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS OVER 2015. IN 2016, THE COUNCIL CONTINUED WORK ON THE NEW DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION TOOLKIT. THE TOOLKIT IS AN AFFORDABLE, ORGANIZATION-FOCUSED, SELF-ADMINISTERED ASSESSMENT FOR ORGANIZATIONS WHO WISH TO BUILD A MORE EFFECTIVE AND REFLECTIVE ORGANIZATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT. IN 2016, WE COMPLETED PHASE ONE OF THE TOOLKIT, WHICH INCLUDED DESIGNING THE ASSESSMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS, IN ORDER TO BRING IT ONLINE IN 2017.   
NONPROFIT SERVICES: WE CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER IN STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS' CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSIONS BY ENCOURAGING ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, ACHIEVED THROUGH OUR ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS. THE NONPROFITS ENGAGED IN THE REVIEW PROCESS BECOME VALUED PARTNERS, WORKING ALONGSIDE COUNCIL STAFF TO STRENGTHEN THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY. IN 2014, WE ENGAGED 600 NONPROFITS VIA OUR ONLINE CAPACITY BUILDING TOOL (THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD), PROVIDING OVER 1,000 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. OVERALL, 83% OF ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE REVIEW PROCESS FELT THAT THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD STRENGTHENED THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL PRACTICES AND BUILT ORGANIZATIONAL CONFIDENCE. WE ALSO AIMED TO ENCOURAGE 34 NEW ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REVIEW PROCESS AND SURPASSED OUR GOAL BY WORKING WITH 35, WHICH WAS A 9% INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. ON APRIL 1, 2014, WE LAUNCHED THE REVISED 25 ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS, WHICH MARKED THE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETION OF THE PILOT YEAR OF THE ROLLING REVIEW OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS INITIATED IN 2013. THE NEWLY REVISED ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS REPRESENT THE SHARED EXPECTATIONS BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS.
Program expenses   $352,735.00 
Grants and allocations made   $0.00 
Program revenue   $60,013.00 
Program description   NONPROFIT SERVICES: WE CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER IN STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS' CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSIONS BY ENCOURAGING ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, ACHIEVED THROUGH OUR ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS. THE NONPROFITS ENGAGED IN THE REVIEW PROCESS BECOME VALUED PARTNERS, WORKING ALONGSIDE COUNCIL STAFF TO STRENGTHEN THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY. IN 2014, WE ENGAGED 600 NONPROFITS VIA OUR ONLINE CAPACITY BUILDING TOOL (THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD), PROVIDING OVER 1,000 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. OVERALL, 83% OF ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE REVIEW PROCESS FELT THAT THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD STRENGTHENED THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL PRACTICES AND BUILT ORGANIZATIONAL CONFIDENCE. WE ALSO AIMED TO ENCOURAGE 34 NEW ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REVIEW PROCESS AND SURPASSED OUR GOAL BY WORKING WITH 35, WHICH WAS A 9% INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. ON APRIL 1, 2014, WE LAUNCHED THE REVISED 25 ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS, WHICH MARKED THE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETION OF THE PILOT YEAR OF THE ROLLING REVIEW OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS INITIATED IN 2013. THE NEWLY REVISED ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS REPRESENT THE SHARED EXPECTATIONS BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFITS. 
NONPROFIT SERVICES: WE CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER IN STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS' CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSIONS BY ENCOURAGING ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, ACHIEVED THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS AND COUNCIL STAFF ASSISTANCE. WE ARE CONTINUALLY DEVELOPING OUR OWN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE TO REFLECT OUR VALUES OF INCLUSIVITY, AND BUILDING A CULTURALLY AFFIRMING CLIMATE BOTH INTERNALLY AND IN OUR WORK WITH NONPROFITS AND DONORS. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2013, WE TRACKED REVIEWED NONPROFITS IN TWO SEPARATE CATEGORIES: THOSE AFFILIATED WITH THE GRANTMAKER SERVICES NONPROFIT STRENGTHENING PROJECTS AND THOSE THAT ARE NOT. WHILE THE STRENGTHENING PROJECTS ARE PROVING TO BE A REMARKABLY SUCCESSFUL WAY TO PARTNER WITH NONPROFITS, WE CONTINUE TO EXCEED OUR TRADITIONAL NONPROFIT ENGAGEMENT GOALS, AS WELL. WE CONSIDER THIS AN INDICATION THAT OUR ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS, ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD, AND MULTITUDE OF OTHER RESOURCES CONTINUE TO BE HIGHLY RELEVANT AND VALUABLE TO NONPROFITS AND DONORS IN MINNESOTA AND BEYOND. THE COUNCIL ACHIEVED AN 86% RENEWAL RATE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD PARTICIPANTS AND ENGAGED 32 NEW ORGANIZATIONS IN THE REVIEW PROCESS. WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE HOSTED SIX EVENTS RELATED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN 2013 WITH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS. IN IMPLEMENTING A ROLLING REVIEW OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS, WE CONDUCTED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STANDARD AND FOUR OTHER KEY ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS.
Program expenses    $345,298.00
Program revenue    $53,432.00
Program description    NONPROFIT SERVICES: WE CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER IN STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS' CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR MISSIONS BY ENCOURAGING ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, ACHIEVED THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS AND COUNCIL STAFF ASSISTANCE. WE ARE CONTINUALLY DEVELOPING OUR OWN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE TO REFLECT OUR VALUES OF INCLUSIVITY, AND BUILDING A CULTURALLY AFFIRMING CLIMATE BOTH INTERNALLY AND IN OUR WORK WITH NONPROFITS AND DONORS. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2013, WE TRACKED REVIEWED NONPROFITS IN TWO SEPARATE CATEGORIES: THOSE AFFILIATED WITH THE GRANTMAKER SERVICES NONPROFIT STRENGTHENING PROJECTS AND THOSE THAT ARE NOT. WHILE THE STRENGTHENING PROJECTS ARE PROVING TO BE A REMARKABLY SUCCESSFUL WAY TO PARTNER WITH NONPROFITS, WE CONTINUE TO EXCEED OUR TRADITIONAL NONPROFIT ENGAGEMENT GOALS, AS WELL. WE CONSIDER THIS AN INDICATION THAT OUR ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS, ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD, AND MULTITUDE OF OTHER RESOURCES CONTINUE TO BE HIGHLY RELEVANT AND VALUABLE TO NONPROFITS AND DONORS IN MINNESOTA AND BEYOND. THE COUNCIL ACHIEVED AN 86% RENEWAL RATE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD PARTICIPANTS AND ENGAGED 32 NEW ORGANIZATIONS IN THE REVIEW PROCESS. WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE HOSTED SIX EVENTS RELATED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN 2013 WITH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS. IN IMPLEMENTING A ROLLING REVIEW OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS, WE CONDUCTED EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STANDARD AND FOUR OTHER KEY ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS.
NONPROFIT SERVICES:AT CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL, WE HELP NONPROFIT LEADERS BUILD AND COMMUNICATE THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL STRENGTH. WITH A COMBINATION OF CLOUD-BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, NON-JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT AND ROBUST RESOURCES, WE PROVIDE A RISK-FREE ENVIRONMENT WHERE NONPROFITS CAN BEGIN OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD NONPROFIT REVIEW PROCESS IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN THEIR INTERNAL PRACTICES TO WIDELY ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF NONPROFIT STRENGTH AND ACCOUNTABILITY. IN 2017, WE SERVED MORE THAN 581 NONPROFITS THROUGH OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD, AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,400 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, FINANCIAL ACTIVITY AND FUNDRAISING. THE COUNCIL ALSO CONTINUES TO INCREASE ITS REACH, WITH A 4% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW NONPROFITS GOING THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS OVER 2016. IN 2017, THE COUNCIL LAUNCHED THE NEW DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION TOOLKIT. THE TOOLKIT IS AN AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, ORGANIZATION-FOCUSED SET OF TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR LEARNING, ASSESSING, AND DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATION'S DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION EFFORTS. BY THE END OF 2017 WE SOLD 20 SUBSCRIPTIONS, BEATING OUR GOAL OF 15. WE ATTRIBUTE THIS SUCCESS TO OUR CONTINUAL MARKETING EFFORTS AND IN-PERSON MEETINGS, AS WELL AS THE DEEP NEED FOR THIS KIND OF TOOL IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. WE WILL CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE TOOLKIT IN 2018.
Program expenses$299,965.00 $229,411.00  
Grants and allocations made$0.00 $0.00  
Program revenue$113,540.00 $156,827.00  
Program descriptionNONPROFIT SERVICES:AT CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL, WE HELP NONPROFIT LEADERS BUILD AND COMMUNICATE THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL STRENGTH. WITH A COMBINATION OF CLOUD-BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, NON-JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT AND ROBUST RESOURCES, WE PROVIDE A RISK-FREE ENVIRONMENT WHERE NONPROFITS CAN BEGIN OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD NONPROFIT REVIEW PROCESS IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN THEIR INTERNAL PRACTICES TO WIDELY ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF NONPROFIT STRENGTH AND ACCOUNTABILITY. IN 2017, WE SERVED MORE THAN 581 NONPROFITS THROUGH OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD, AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,400 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, FINANCIAL ACTIVITY AND FUNDRAISING. THE COUNCIL ALSO CONTINUES TO INCREASE ITS REACH, WITH A 4% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW NONPROFITS GOING THROUGH THE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD REVIEW PROCESS OVER 2016. IN 2017, THE COUNCIL LAUNCHED THE NEW DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION TOOLKIT. THE TOOLKIT IS AN AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, ORGANIZATION-FOCUSED SET OF TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR LEARNING, ASSESSING, AND DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATION'S DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION EFFORTS. BY THE END OF 2017 WE SOLD 20 SUBSCRIPTIONS, BEATING OUR GOAL OF 15. WE ATTRIBUTE THIS SUCCESS TO OUR CONTINUAL MARKETING EFFORTS AND IN-PERSON MEETINGS, AS WELL AS THE DEEP NEED FOR THIS KIND OF TOOL IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. WE WILL CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE TOOLKIT IN 2018. NONPROFIT SERVICES: AT CHARITIES REVIEW COUNCIL, WE HELP NONPROFIT LEADERS BUILD AND COMMUNICATE THEIR ORGANIZATION'S INTERNAL STRENGTH, SO THEY CAN ACHIEVE THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS. WITH A COMBINATION OF CLOUD-BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, NON-JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT AND ROBUST RESOURCES, WE PROVIDE A RISK-FREE ENVIRONMENT WHERE NONPROFITS CAN BEGIN OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD NONPROFIT REVIEW PROCESS IN ORDER TO BETTER ALIGN THEIR INTERNAL PRACTICES TO WIDELY ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF NONPROFIT STRENGTH AND ACCOUNTABILITY. IN 2015, WE SERVED MORE THAN 500 NONPROFITS THROUGH OUR ONLINE ACCOUNTABILITY WIZARD , AND PROVIDED MORE THAN 1,100 HOURS OF CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, FINANCIAL ACTIVITY AND FUNDRAISING. THE COUNCIL ALSO EXPERIENCED A 20% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW NONPROFITS GOING THROUGH THE REVIEW PROCESS IN 2015.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$388,385.00$713,311.00$530,125.00$503,436.00$520,305.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$253,877.00$588,062.00$358,923.00$426,712.00$444,744.00
Revenue from noncash contributions $450.00$375.00  
Investment income, current yr$6.00$3.00$22.00$101.00$176.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$253,877.00$588,062.00$358,923.00$426,712.00$444,744.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$1,248.00$728.00$507.00$0.00$203.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$133,254.00$124,518.00$170,673.00$76,623.00$75,182.00
Gross receipts$388,385.00$713,311.00$530,125.00$503,436.00$520,305.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$1,375.00$1,529.00$79,045.00$77,815.00$79,051.00
Revenue from all other contributions$252,502.00$586,533.00$279,878.00$348,897.00$365,693.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$1,248.00$728.00$507.00 $203.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$6.00$3.00$22.00$101.00$176.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$563,580.00$513,563.00$591,584.00$643,761.00$639,378.00
Total functional expenses: program service $434,779.00$383,115.00$442,813.00$473,335.00$449,452.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$95,925.00$94,758.00$96,684.00$125,188.00$130,799.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$32,876.00$35,690.00$52,087.00$45,238.00$59,127.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$140.00$1,775.00$1,000.00$3,472.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$288,631.00$499,962.00$246,480.00$294,122.00$446,999.00
Total assets, beginning of year$499,962.00$246,480.00$294,122.00$446,999.00$564,999.00
Total liabilities$44,121.00$80,257.00$26,523.00$12,706.00$25,258.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$80,257.00$26,523.00$12,706.00$25,258.00$24,185.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$34,893.00$136,298.00$38,300.00$39,755.00$131,734.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$244,510.00$187,355.00$174,897.00$163,651.00$183,697.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$0.00$232,350.00$45,060.00$117,765.00$238,044.00
Net assets$244,510.00$419,705.00$219,957.00$281,416.00$421,741.00
Net assets, beginning of year$419,705.00$219,957.00$281,416.00$421,741.00$540,814.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$149,921.00$234,912.00$102,792.00$104,378.00$176,448.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$234,912.00$102,792.00$104,378.00$176,448.00$388,637.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$175,195.00$199,748.00-$61,459.00-$140,325.00-$119,073.00
Advertising (total)$1,153.00$200.00$1,160.00$2,297.00$1,595.00
Savings & temp cash investment$33,662.00$33,896.00$58,905.00$58,580.00$58,136.00
Accounts receivable, net  $0.00$1,872.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$6,236.00$5,643.00$4,533.00$12,757.00$14,880.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$15,584.00$75,257.00$26,523.00$12,706.00$25,258.00
Deferred revenue$28,537.00$5,000.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$244,510.00$419,705.00$219,957.00$281,416.00$421,741.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$31,726.00$28,488.00$34,830.00$27,994.00$12,775.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1014141413
Number of independent voting members1014141413
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change    True
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-262017-10-192016-10-172015-07-212014-10-24
IRS schema version2017v2.32016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.0
Filing identifier201822059349300117201721789349300007201601809349300325201541879349300309201421829349300412
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