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, along with the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday has grown into a global phenomenon with similar campaigns extended in many other countries as well.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance encourages donors to give generously but to also find out more about the organization(s) before sending donation(s) and visit Give.org to verify if the charity meets the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability .
To assist donors, BBB WGA offers the following #Giving Tuesday Checklist
Discover more tips on how to make a wise giving decision provided at Give.org.
Video of the Week
On a separate note, as part of our Building Trust Video Series, we are pleased to provide a video that features Jim Mitchum, CEO of Heart to Heart International (a BBB Accredited Charity), an international humanitarian aid organization that responds to natural and man-made disasters worldwide with volunteers on the ground and emergency relief supplies.
We are always working with charities to publish or update reports for donors. Visit Give.org or local BBBs to check out any charity before giving. Our recently evaluated charities include:
Finally, remember to let us know by going to https://www.give.org/ask-us-about-a-charity1/ 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