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Wise Giving Wednesday: New Features on Website

Jul 29, 2020

As previously announced last week, BBB Wise Giving Alliance launched a revised version of its website. In addition to the new design and focus on multiple users (donors, charities and media), the website includes various improvements and additions.

Details on BBB Charity Standards

The page detailing the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability now includes two separate descriptions for each standard. The first Explanation button shares a brief summary identifying the overall objective of the standard, the second Implementation button provides a step-by-step description of how the standard is applied in evaluative reports. Together they provide a comprehensive and detailed reference source for both donors and charities.

Donors Take Action

On the For Donors section of the website, the Take Action section includes an easy to access listing of various items of interest for donors such as:

  • Sign up for BBB WGA’s electronic newsletter
  • Recommend a friend who would appreciate receiving advice on making wise giving decisions
  • Inquire or file a complaint about a charity
  • Request a free copy of the Wise Giving Guide magazine
  • Learn how to access BBB ScamTracker℠ if you believe you have been the subject of a charity scam
  • Get copies of stickers indicating you give to charities that meet BBB Charity Standards

Tools & Resources for Charities

On the For Charities section of the website, the Tools and Resources provides organizations with additional information and resources such as:

  • Review Donor Trust Reports, the surveys on the state of public trust in the charitable sector. This detailed study is issued annually and is supplemented with additional surveys on such topics as disaster relief and the impact of COVID-19 on charitable giving.
  • Access Charting Impact, a reporting framework on charity impact produced in partnership with both Independent Sector and Candid (Previously GuideStar).
  • Engage in collaboration with other organizations to reach broader audiences through BBB WGA’s Advancing Collaboration program.
  • Learn how to improve that accuracy and transparency of fundraising communications by visiting the “Do’s and Don’ts in Fundraising Copy” page.

We welcome you to explore more of the content on and let us know we might further address your charity information needs by emailing us at

Video of the Week

As part of our Building Trust Video series, we are pleased to provide a video interview with Andrew Rosen, Executive Director of National Ataxia Foundation (a BBB Accredited Charity) which works to find the cause and cure for all types of Ataxia. The organization supports research and provides programs and services to those affected by both dominantly and recessively inherited Ataxia as well as Sporadic Ataxia and other closely related conditions.

Recent Reports

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