News & Updates

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

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

Wise Giving Wednesday: Robocalls for Charity

Few people enjoy receiving telemarketing calls. No matter what is being offered, they can interrupt and become especially annoying if they become frequent.
Jan 06, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donate to BBB Wise Giving Alliance

As we wrap our presents this holiday season and provide gifts to family members and other loved ones, we also are mindful of another type of giving -- the continuing support of charitable organizations.
Dec 30, 2020

Wise Giving Wednesday: Generosity During the Holidays

As we wrap our presents this holiday season and provide gifts to family members and other loved ones, we also are mindful of another type of giving -- the continuing support of charitable organizations.
Dec 23, 2020

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fraud-Free Philanthropy

While the spirit of giving is inspiring many of us to contribute, especially in these trying times, donors as well as charities should also watch out for potential pitfalls and holiday hustles that can take advantage of heartfelt generosity.
Dec 16, 2020

Wise Giving Wednesday: How Many Charities in the U.S.?

The 2019 edition of the Internal Revenue Service Data Book, which is an annual publication of statistics about returns filed, contains a table which shows the number of tax-exempt organizations.
Dec 09, 2020