December 13, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Victims of California Wildfires

At the time this blog is being written, the wildfires in Southern California continue to spread, although the wind is reporting to decrease somewhat. CNN reports that a 1,000 homes and other structures ..
December 6, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Give, But Give Wisely®

Forty-one years ago, during America’s bicentennial year − 1976, we introduced a printed list summarizing our evaluation of nationally soliciting charities in relation to the BBB Charity Standards. It wa..
November 29, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving After #GivingTuesday

Yesterday was #GivingTuesday - a designated day to donate to charities. Last week Wise Giving Wednesday featured this event and provided giving tips to keep in mind for those who participated by donatin..
November 22, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving Wisely on #GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States, November 28th, is the sixth anniversary of #GivingTuesday − a designated day to donate to charities. Since its founding by the New York based 92Y, al..
November 16, 2017

New Survey: Millennials are Raising the Next Philanthropic Superheroes

Arlington, VA − BBB's Give.org announced today new insights from its national survey highlighting generational differences in charitable giving habits. The findings, collected online from..
November 15, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Passing Wise Giving Habits to Children

An online national survey of 1,004 American parents, commissioned by BBB Wise Giving Alliance, found that 61 percent of Millennial parents (ages 18-35) have talked about charity with their children in t..
November 10, 2017

Remembering Veterans Organizations on Veterans Day

Veterans Day motivates many of us to contribute to organizations assisting veterans, active military service members, and/or their families. To help ensure that donors make wise giving decisions about t..
November 8, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising for Victims of Sutherland Springs Shooting

This year experienced more than its share of disasters and tragedy. Yet again we are faced with the results of another mass shooting − this past Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  As..
November 1, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Complying with the Law vs. Meeting Standards

Over the years, one of the most frequently asked public inquiries to BBB Wise Giving Alliance is [insert organization name] a legitimate charity?  The term “legitimate” is one we seek to avoid in o..
October 25, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Fraud Awareness

Charity fraud is an international issue. Government regulators in other nations recognize the importance of not only protecting donors from questionable fundraising practices, but also protecting charit..