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First short in a series of facts and figures on charities and giving in the United States.
Nov 29, 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
Nov 23, 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
Nov 16, 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
Nov 02, 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
Oct 26, 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
Oct 19, 2016