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 embody a new and pioneering spirit of collaboration. Grounded in trust, these partnerships reach broader audiences, share the risk involved in experimentation and accomplish more than any single organization can do alone. 

Today, May 17th, my entry in the Advancing Collaboration article series, titled “Hacking Collaboration,” is live on SSIR’s website and accessible via the following link:  

After reading this piece, we invite you (charities, businesses or donors) to join the movement by entering your name on the Advancing Collaboration pledge page which demonstrates a commitment to finding more partners with complementary assets to execute a shared vision. Charities, business or other entities engaged in social good, can pledge to operate with a collaborative spirit that fosters joint action to deliver greater value.  Donors can pledge to support collaborative organizations. After signing, you can download a pledge icon to place on your website or social media to encourage others to join as well. 

Additionally, as part of our Building Trust Video series, we are pleased to provide a video of Robin Smalley, Co-Founder and Director of mothers2mothers (a BBB Accredited Charity) which offers support to HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers in sub-Saharan Africa. 

We are always working with charities to publish or update reports for donors. Visit or local BBBs to check out any charity before giving. Our recently evaluated charities include: 

Finally, remember to let us know by going to if you are interested in seeing a report on a charity not on the list and we will do our best to produce one.   

H. Art Taylor, President & CEO
BBB Wise Giving Alliance