December 21, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donations to Help Syrian Refugees

Over a year ago, BBB Wise Giving Alliance distributed a donor advisory about Syrian refugee assistance.  It is with deep sadness that a year later, the crisis for Syrian refugees continues to escal..
December 14, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: ‘Tis the Season

As noted in this week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy, this holiday season is expected to result in significant gains for charities due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, large gifts fr..
December 7, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Crowdfunding Tips

During the holiday season, as donors seek to assist those in need, some will be drawn to the requests for help appearing on Crowdfunding websites.  Donors should keep in mind, however, that not all..
November 30, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB WGA #GivingTuesday Activities

Yesterday, November 29th, was #Giving Tuesday, the designated day for making donations to charity. For the past four years, BBB Wise Giving Alliance has participated in helping to promote wise giving on..
November 23, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: November 29th is #GivingTuesday

For the fifth year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States has been designated as #GivingTuesday, the day to make donations to charity.  Started by the New York-based organization..
November 16, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising’s Most Important 45 Days

With 45 days to go before 2016 ends, most charities in America are working hard to make fundraising goals and encourage greater giving during the most active time for charity donations.  Some organ..
November 9, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: 45,000 Veterans Organizations

On Veterans Day, many Americans will seek to remember and honor veterans by contributing to charities and other nonprofit organizations that address a variety of issues and needs facing veterans, milita..
November 2, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fake Check Scam Returns to Target Charities

Back in February, BBB Wise Giving Alliance alerted the charitable community about a fake-check overpayment scam.  It appears this scam is continuing using different names and affiliations, but the ..
October 26, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Breast Cancer Awareness

Before October comes to a close, I wanted to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the campaign to raise awareness for the prevention, treatment and cure of this devastating disease which the American Ca..
October 19, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Serving on Too Many Governing Boards

Charities, especially at the regional level, often seek to engage community leaders, such as prominent business executives, by inviting them to join their board of directors. While this makes sense in t..