Friday, November 8, 2013

A Smart Giver and a Nonprofit Geek Walked into a Photobooth...

Question: What do you get when you renovate a 19th century horse barn, turn it into an open concept collaborative space, move a 67 year old organization into it, launch a new strategic plan, and invite a gang of strong nonprofits and engaged donors over for a party? 

Answer: A fantastic evening, and a mission that comes to life before our eyes. 

Kris Kewitsch (Executive Director, Charities Review Council), Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, (Program Director, Charities Review Council), Kate Barr (Executive Director, Nonprofit Assistance Fund)
If you showed up to support us and see our new digs, we can’t thank you enough. Our doors opened right at 3:30pm, and friends aplenty (both old and new) stuck around until it was time to clean up. We had great conversations, a giving themed photo booth, and our event generated less than a half pound of waste, thanks to the incredible catering spread by Common Roots CafĂ©. We can’t promise a photo booth or catered appetizers every day, but we still would love to have you drop by and see us, especially if you haven’t had a chance to get to know us in a while.

At the Charities Review Council, we believe that giving is a blend of art and science, and that everyone can be a smartgiver.

Engaged philanthropy is about giving with your heart.

And also with your head.

You shared with us why you give with both, and your answers were powerful, insightful and inspiring.
We’ll be posting your answers on Twitter over the next few days using the #smartgiving hashtag. Please follow along and share. It’s the perfect time to talk about your personal giving ethos, since Give to the Max Day is right around the corner, and of course, since the giving season is upon us.  

Like us on facebook to see more pictures from our #Smartgiving Open House photo booth (including gems of nonprofit and philanthropic all-stars like the ones above).

Don’t forget to schedule your donation and show your support for the Charities Review Council on Give to the Max Day. Remember: your donation to the Charities Review Council strengthens the entire nonprofit sector.

-Kate Khaled, Engagement and Development Manager

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