June 21, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Accountability and Terrorist Financing Issues

Last week, I was in Berlin, Germany participating in the Annual Meeting of the International Committee on Fundraising Organizations (ICFO) which is an international association of 18 national charity mo..
June 14, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: $390 Billion Donated in 2016

Giving USA, the annual summary of U.S. giving statistics produced by the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy, just released figures for 2016 giving this week.  As reported in the ..
June 7, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: One Love Manchester and Charity Concerts

Ariana Grande’s benefit concert on June 4th, One Love Manchester, helped raise over $3 million for the British Red Cross to benefit the victims of the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena in Englan..
May 31, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Face-to-Face Summer Fundraising

As we approach the summer season, feel the warmer weather and dream of ice cream scoops on cones, the public will also experience in-person solicitations for charities in many major cities in the U.S. a..
May 24, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising for Manchester

Although we have seen other tragedies and disasters in the past year, the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena in England has had a significant emotional impact. Many of those killed or wounde..
May 17, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Hacking Nonprofit Collaboration

In partnership with the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), the BBB Wise Giving Alliance is producing an article series that calls on the nonprofit sector, and others engaged in philanthropy, to e..
May 10, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Mississippi Flooding

The images are familiar but heart wrenching, a small motor boat glides over waist high waters, passes devastated homes and the roofs of enveloped cars.  Several days ago, areas near the Mississippi..
May 4, 2017

Workplace Giving is Target of New Partnership Between BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Community Heal..

Arlington, VA – As charity work gets more public attention, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) and Community Health Charities recently joined forces to promote transparency and high standards of conduct..
May 3, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Philanthropy Experts & Leaders Gather in Cape Coral

Guest Blog by Michael Chatman, President & CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation  BBB Wise Giving Alliance President & CEO Art Taylor and Cape Coral Community Foundation President & CEO ..
April 26, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Matching Gifts Should Match

If a child, who already has a bicycle, asks his/her parents for a new flashy model, they might prompt the child to help make that happen: “If you save enough for a third of the cost of the new bike, we’..