News & Updates

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

Wise Giving Wednesday: US Olympic Swimmers Controversy & Charities

The allegations surrounding the behavior of Ryan Lochte and other Olympic swimmers during a stop at a gas station in Rio created an international embarrassment. It’s a sad result for these athlete
Aug 24, 2016

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation HD video icon

BBB WGA Building Trust Series. Art Taylor interviews Lisa Marsh Ryerson of the AARP Foundation. Read our full report on the AARP Foundation here, https://bit.ly/2WWzRE9. For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to https://give.org/.
Aug 22, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Flood Victims in Louisiana

About a month ago, we wrote about floods in West Virginia and now we sadly note that Louisiana has also experienced devastating floods as well. The Louisiana Governor's office reports that over 12,
Aug 17, 2016

Saleem Zaru, United Palestinian Appeal HD video icon

BBB WGA Building Trust Series. Art Taylor interviews Saleem Zaru of the United Palestinian Appeal. Read our full report on the United Palestinian Appeal here, https://bit.ly/2UmoKra. For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to https://give.org/.
Aug 10, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Dialing for Dollars

From time to time, the majority of us will receive phone calls at home requesting contributions. Although the most common reaction is to hang up, the reality is that telemarketing continues to serve as
Aug 03, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Increasing Number of New Charities in the U.S.

In 2014, the IRS introduced a new, simpler application form for charitable tax-exempt status – the IRS Form 1023-EZ. Some were apprehensive about making it easier to obtain charitable-exempt statu
Jul 27, 2016