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. 

Contributions help us accomplish the following, among other things: 

  • Educating Donors: During the past year, we sought to expand our educational activities for donors. Our outreach to various media resulted in a total cumulative tally of over three billion media impressions which was three times the volume from the previous year. Getting out the word to provide wise giving advice on such things as disaster relief appeals or charity sweepstakes scams, is a key component of our service.
  • Strengthening Charity Practices: Our evaluative reports on charities serve a dual function. Not only do they help donors verify charity trustworthiness by indicating which charities meet our 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability, but our staff counsels charities on what actions they can take to strengthen accountability and amend concerns we bring to their attention. Many initial report findings are changed after the charity implemented the recommended changes.
  • Advancing Collaboration:  In partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), we produced an article series that calls on the nonprofit sector, and others engaged in philanthropy, to embody a new spirit of collaboration. Grounding in trust, these partnerships reach boarder audiences, share the risk involved in experimentation and accomplish more than any single organization can do alone. 

BBB Wise Giving Alliance is tax exempt as a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Like other nationally soliciting charities, we register to solicit with the appropriate state government agencies across the country. Here is a link to our state government disclosures as well as our latest annual report and financials.

We look forward to accomplishing even more in 2018 and would be grateful for any support you provide.  Please consider donating to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

Video of the Week

As part of our Building Trust Video Series, we are pleased to provide a video that features  Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, Grassroots International (a BBB Accredited Charity) which supports rural and indigenous people around the world in their struggle for land, water and food. The organization reports that they support community-led initiatives and movements worldwide, with a special focus in Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, Central America, and the Middle East.  

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

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