August 5, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday – Donor Engagement

While most charities keep good records of the cumulative value of a donor’s gifts, a growing number of charities are recognizing the added value of engaging donors as part of their outreach activities. ..
July 29, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday - Crowdfunding & Philanthropy

The crowdfunding concept got its start over 15 years ago as a means to collect small gifts from a large group of people to support a project, person or organization. Within a short time it grew in both ..
July 22, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday - Workplace Giving

While workplace giving is a well-established employee outreach activity at most major companies, it has changed and evolved over the years in very significant ways.  At one time, United Way and oth..
July 15, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday - Youth & Volunteering

Volunteers at charities have always played an essential role in the growth of philanthropy. Whether it consists of friends and family helping to raise money for a favorite cause or neighborhood youth as..
July 8, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Video Series, Interview with the CEO of the American Red C..

With total revenues of about $3 billion, more than 450 chapters in all 50 states, over 25,000 paid staff members, 400,000 volunteers and responding to nearly 70,000 disasters large and small each year, ..
July 1, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday - Building Trust Video Series

More and more we are hearing that videos have become an important forum to communicate information in a quick and meaningful fashion.  So with today’s blog we are proud to launch our Building Trust..
June 24, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 10

Charities both large and small have many things in common but one of the more important similarities is the presence of a charity’s website.  For many donors and potential donors, this may be the f..
June 18, 2015

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Offers Giving Tips Following Charleston Tragedy

Arlington, VA – June 18, 2015 – In the wake of the horrific shooting that killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, BBB Wise Giving Alliance is ..
June 17, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: June 12th Charity Conference Highlights

Those who attended our June 12th conference on “Advancing trust in the Charitable Sector” benefited from the expertise of a variety of experts and thought leaders who provided a broad overview of accoun..
June 10, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: June 12th Charity Conference Will Take a Global View of Charity Accountabi..

As Americans, we sometimes assume we are the only ones facing the problems we see within our shores and don’t take the time to see how other nations tackle similar concerns.  Philanthropy is no dif..