News & Updates

Read the Wise Giving Wednesday blog each week to keep up to date on charity issues.

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping to Address India’s COVID-19 Crisis

News accounts from the past week noted that India is in the midst of a growing COVID-19 crisis. On Monday, India reported over 350,000 new cases.
Apr 28, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday – Earth Day 2021

Every April, environmental activists around the world honor our planet through April 22nd Earth Day celebrations and environmental action. Now in its 51st year, Earth Day also inspires environmental supporters to reflect on pressing environmental concerns of our time
Apr 21, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Volunteering

National Volunteer Week takes place from April 18th to the 21st. This provides recognition to all the individuals that help charities and others through their generous donation of time.
Apr 14, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving By Example

One of the principle lessons in charitable fundraising is that donors contribute when they are “asked” either through direct mail, telephone calls, online requests, grant proposals, fundraising events and/or social media.
Apr 07, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Government Actions Address Misleading Appeals for Servicemembers and Veterans

On March 25, 2021, the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General announced it is suing a company using the names “Contributing to Combatants” and “Coast 2 Coast (C2C) Marketing” for defrauding Minnesota donors.
Mar 31, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Twentieth Anniversary of BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Yesterday, March 23rd, was our 20th anniversary under the name “BBB Wise Giving Alliance.” Our history of charity reporting, however, goes back over a century.
Mar 24, 2021