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Roger Craver and Karen E. Osborne Join BBB Wise Giving Alliance Board

Jan 14, 2022

BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the standards-based charity evaluator, has added two prominent individuals to its Board of Directors: Roger Craver and Karen. E. Osborne.

In response to this appointment, Roger Craver, a recognized expert and leader in direct response fundraising and co-founder of DonorVoice a donor relationship management firm, notes that “The increased need and importance of charities has sadly also given rise to questionable practices. BBB Wise Giving Alliance has a proud and experienced history of spotlighting the most accountable organizations.”

Karen E. Osborne is a published author with many years of experience in consulting on governance and fundraising issues for schools, hospitals and other nonprofits and co-founder and senior strategist of The Osborne Group, a management, consulting and training firm. "I'm excited to be part of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Board,” states Ms. Osborne, ”Our shared values and beliefs in the power of philanthropy and nonprofits, and the importance of standards, accountability, and transparency, make it a perfect fit.”

Other changes to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Board include the appointment of Bonnie Benhayon as Chair. Ms. Benhayon, retired from Bank of America where she was a senior executive in the Global Environmental Group, states that “It is an honor to take on the role of Chair and to help this remarkable organization navigate through challenging times as it, in turn, helps the Bnon-profit sector and donors face a changed world.”

The previous Board Chair was Char Mollison, Senior Fellow, at the Center on Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy at George Mason University. Ms. Mollison now serves the BBB WGA Board as Director Emeritus. In this capacity, she joins former BBB WGA Board member Ambassador Al Lenhardt who also became Director Emeritus in March 2021.

ABOUT BBB WISE GIVING ALLIANCE: BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB’s Give.org) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, results reporting, finances, fundraising, appeal accuracy and other issues. National charity reports are produced by BBB’s Give.org and local charity reports are produced by regional Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at Give.org.