November 1, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Complying with the Law vs. Meeting Standards

Over the years, one of the most frequently asked public inquiries to BBB Wise Giving Alliance is [insert organization name] a legitimate charity?  The term “legitimate” is one we seek to avoid in o..
October 25, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Fraud Awareness

Charity fraud is an international issue. Government regulators in other nations recognize the importance of not only protecting donors from questionable fundraising practices, but also protecting charit..
October 18, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Breast Cancer Awareness, Celebrities and Charities

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Angelina Jolie and Wanda Sykes. These are just a few of the celebrities that have brought significant attention to the cause of breast cancer awareness.  As we continue our ser..
October 11, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Number of Breast Cancer Organizations

The National Cancer Institute of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates there will be 252,710 new cases of breast cancer in 2017 in the United States and that there were 3,327,552 wo..
October 4, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These events, which have taken place for several decades, have helped raise funds for numerous charities seeking to address breast cancer in a variety of ways: ..
October 2, 2017

Cautions on Giving for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

BBB Wise Giving Alliance cautions donors about giving in response to the Las Vegas shooting.  Advice is available at:
September 27, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Heart of Accountability

One of the key objectives of our evaluations of publicly-soliciting charities in relation to the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability is to help donors verify the trustworthiness of these organizati..
September 22, 2017

Donación a los esfuerzos de ayuda para el huracán María o el terremoto mexicano

A medida que continúan los esfuerzos de emergencia de rescate y de socorro para los afectados por el huracán María en Puerto Rico y el terremoto en México, BBB Wise Giving Alliance anima a los donantes ..
September 22, 2017

Donating to Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria or the Mexican Earthquake

As emergency rescue and relief efforts continue for those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico or the Earthquake in Mexico, BBB Wise Giving Alliance encourages donors to consider reviewing the fol..
September 20, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Will Donors Get Disaster Fatigue?

As this blog is being written, the news reports a 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico including Mexico city and a category 4 hurricane, Maria, threatens Puerto Rico.  As details of the expected dev..