May 25, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Funding Infrastructure Organizations

Last week, I joined 21 other organizational leaders in signing a letter that was sent to 1400 foundations. You may be aware of it. The aim of the letter was simple: we want foundations to invest 1% of t..
May 23, 2016

BBB WGA Issues Report on Clinton Foundation

May 24, 2016 - The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has updated its charity report on the Clinton Foundation (aka Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.) This was an evaluation conducted for the sole p..
May 18, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: New Data on the Influence of Corporate Giving

While 8 out of 10 Baby Boomers currently give to charity, new data from a Porter Novelli Styles survey shows that half of millennials do not give any money to charity. Further, millennials may also be i..
May 11, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Summer Volunteers for Charity

As we enter the summer months, many have thoughts of taking time off by going to a sandy beach, visiting a favorite city or just relaxing at home.  But thousands of people seek a more philanthropic..
May 4, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Designated Donation Days

Since its start in 2012, the Giving Tuesday campaign, initiated by the 92nd Street Y in New York City, helped create a designated day for giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. It has sinc..
April 27, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Value of U.S. Volunteer Time

As reported by Independent Sector (a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations and corporations committed to advancing the common good) earlier this month, about 62.8 million Americans or 25.3 perc..
April 20, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Earth Day & Philanthropy

Friday, April 22nd is the 46th Earth Day event which started in 1970. This environmental-focused movement has grown considerably over the years from  gatherings at colleges, universities and school..
April 18, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake Donation Tips

Arlington, VA – With hundreds killed and thousands injured by the devastating earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend, generous Americans are already seeking ways to support those in need through donatio..
April 13, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Youth Philanthropy

Growing up in the South Philadelphia area, one of my earliest experiences with a chartable organization was with the local YMCA as explained in a previous Huffington Post piece that I wrote two years ag..
April 6, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: A Look at the Future of Charity Accountability

In an earlier blog, I talked about our 15th anniversary operating under the “BBB Wise Giving Alliance” name. Looking to our work in the coming years, I thought it would be helpful to offer foresight on ..