News & Updates

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

Wise Giving Wednesday: Be a Charity Valentine

As Valentine’s Day approaches, most of us will think of how to demonstrate our affection for loved ones. While we wish a happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers, we also hope that this day will inspire some to recognize the special place our hearts have for charities and how we might explore ways to show our support for our favorite causes.
Feb 10, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Raising Funds In Outer Space and Back On Earth

In the midst of a pandemic, charities are looking for alternatives to in-person fundraising events to help bring in new donor dollars and/or draw more attention to their cause.
Feb 03, 2021

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Poll Shows Donors Concerned About Data Privacy

In recognition of Data Privacy Day, a BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB’s poll asked over 2,000 Americans about data privacy and donations.
Jan 28, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Removing Your Name from Charity Mailing Lists

The vast majority of people contacting us or visiting the website are seeking out charity reports to make more informed giving decisions. From time to time, however, some ask for help in getting their names removed from charity mailing lists.
Jan 27, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: 2021 Giving

As 2021 is now in its third week, many of us continue to work towards making new plans and resolutions into a reality.
Jan 20, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Healing Heroes Network Reaches Settlement with 11 States

A Florida-based veterans charity, Healing Heroes Network, and its former directors reached a settlement yesterday with eleven states (CA, FL, IL, MA, MD, MN, NM, OH, OR, VA, WA) based on allegations of deceptive appeals, including a misleading sweepstakes.
Jan 13, 2021