January 24, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Myths and Misperceptions of Charity Salaries

Questions about executive compensation at charitable organizations have been an issue of donor interest almost as long as charities have been soliciting. Unfortunately, there are some donors who believe..
January 17, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving at the Office

Workplace giving campaigns continue to be a significant player in charitable giving, generating several billion dollars annually. A number of years ago this mainly consisted of employees pledging a gift..
January 10, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB WGA’s “Advancing Collaboration” Wins ASAE Innovation Award

Yesterday, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation announced that the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is one of five awardees of the 2018 Innovation Grants Award Program.&nbs..
January 3, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Winter Help for Homeless Shelters

With Artic air dipping into Canada and the United States this first week of 2018, many areas are experiencing sub-zero temperatures. The frigid weather also reminds us of the hardships experienced by th..
December 27, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Support BBB Wise Giving Alliance

As 2017 draws to a close, we thank you for your shared interest in charity accountability and hope that your generosity will extend to us as well. Please consider making a donation to support our work.&..
December 20, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Cryptocurrencies for Charities?

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that started back in 2009, is getting a mountain of attention lately, this is mostly due to its meteoric increase in value, particularly in the past several months. Starting ..
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..