May 17, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Hacking Nonprofit Collaboration

In partnership with the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the BBB Wise Giving Alliance is producing an article series that calls on the nonprofit sector, and others engaged in philanthropy, to e..
May 10, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Mississippi Flooding

The images are familiar but heart wrenching, a small motor boat glides over waist high waters, passes devastated homes and the roofs of enveloped cars.  Several days ago, areas near the Mississippi..
May 4, 2017

Workplace Giving is Target of New Partnership Between BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Community Heal..

Arlington, VA – As charity work gets more public attention, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) and Community Health Charities recently joined forces to promote transparency and high standards of conduct..
May 3, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Philanthropy Experts & Leaders Gather in Cape Coral

Guest Blog by Michael Chatman, President & CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation  BBB Wise Giving Alliance President & CEO Art Taylor and Cape Coral Community Foundation President & CEO ..
April 26, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Matching Gifts Should Match

If a child, who already has a bicycle, asks his/her parents for a new flashy model, they might prompt the child to help make that happen: “If you save enough for a third of the cost of the new bike, we’..
April 19, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: If You Don’t Want Charities to Call

Many charities raise funds using telemarketing and do so responsibly, but there are others that some donors find annoying for a variety of reasons including the timing and frequency of the phone appeals..
April 12, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Under the Big Top – Circus Fundraising Events

Earlier this year, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus announced their closing after 146 years and are now in their final performances ending sometime in May. Falling ticket sales, criticism fro..
April 5, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Change for Charities – Rounding Up Your Register Bill

On a daily basis, most of us receive charitable appeals of some kind but an increasingly popular one is the request to round up your bill at the supermarket or other store register and agree to donate y..
March 29, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charitable Weddings

With the start of spring and warmer weather also comes thoughts of weddings and other planned happy events.  As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on March 17, 2017, however, one 24-year old you..
March 22, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fighting Future Fundraising Fraud

Yesterday in Washington, DC,  the Federal Trade Commission held its first charity conference: Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions and Charity. Both Bennett Weiner (BBB WGA’s Chief Operating O..