April 20, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Earth Day & Philanthropy

Friday, April 22nd is the 46th Earth Day event which started in 1970. This environmental-focused movement has grown considerably over the years from  gatherings at colleges, universities and school..
April 18, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake Donation Tips

Arlington, VA – With hundreds killed and thousands injured by the devastating earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend, generous Americans are already seeking ways to support those in need through donatio..
April 13, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Youth Philanthropy

Growing up in the South Philadelphia area, one of my earliest experiences with a chartable organization was with the local YMCA as explained in a previous Huffington Post piece that I wrote two years ag..
April 6, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: A Look at the Future of Charity Accountability

In an earlier blog, I talked about our 15th anniversary operating under the “BBB Wise Giving Alliance” name. Looking to our work in the coming years, I thought it would be helpful to offer foresight on ..
March 31, 2016

BBB WGA Urges Vigilance Following Government Settlement with Cancer Charities

Arlington, VA, March 30, 2016 -- Following a settlement today with the FTC, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia that dissolves two fraudulent cancer charities, the Cancer Fund of America an..
March 30, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Brussels Victims & Crowdfunding Requests

The horrible terrorist attack that occurred in Brussels on March 22nd has stirred our hearts and has motivated some donors to do what they can to help the victims.  After a tragedy or disaster, cro..
March 23, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: 15 Years of BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Today, March 23rd, is the 15th anniversary of operating under the name “BBB Wise Giving Alliance.”  We are proud of our legacy, devoted to our mission of helping donors identify trustworthy chariti..
March 18, 2016

BBB WGA Represented on Top 25 Most Influential Experts List

This week the annual list of America’s Most Influential Philanthropy Experts was released and for the first time includes Art Taylor of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, highlighting his work in empowering and ..
March 16, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Wounded Warrior Project

Each year, some of the nationally soliciting charities on which we report, face public allegations. These can range anywhere from questions about the accuracy of financial references in their communicat..
March 9, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Online Giving 7.1% of 2015 Total

With all the attention given to charities’ use of technology, the internet and social media, you would think that the online environment is the dominant fundraising engine that fuels philanthropy. While..