February 14, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB WGA Presentation at National Health Council Conference

Last week, the National Health Council held its 2018 Health Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  This is a membership organization that includes over 100 national health-related orga..
February 7, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donating Cars to Charity

For some households, the donation of a car to charity can represent the single largest contribution made to charity during the year. This is all the more reason for donors to make sure their generosity ..
January 31, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Drop in Trust in Non-Profit Organizations in U.S.

For the past 18 years, Edelman, a global communications marketing firm, has produced a Trust Barometer that involves an online survey of over 33,000 people in 25 countries (1,150 per country) that, amon..
January 24, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Myths and Misperceptions of Charity Salaries

Questions about executive compensation at charitable organizations have been an issue of donor interest almost as long as charities have been soliciting. Unfortunately, there are some donors who believe..
January 17, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving at the Office

Workplace giving campaigns continue to be a significant player in charitable giving, generating several billion dollars annually. A number of years ago this mainly consisted of employees pledging a gift..
January 10, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB WGA’s “Advancing Collaboration” Wins ASAE Innovation Award

Yesterday, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation announced that the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is one of five awardees of the 2018 Innovation Grants Award Program.&nbs..
January 3, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Winter Help for Homeless Shelters

With Artic air dipping into Canada and the United States this first week of 2018, many areas are experiencing sub-zero temperatures. The frigid weather also reminds us of the hardships experienced by th..
December 27, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Support BBB Wise Giving Alliance

As 2017 draws to a close, we thank you for your shared interest in charity accountability and hope that your generosity will extend to us as well. Please consider making a donation to support our work.&..
December 20, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Cryptocurrencies for Charities?

Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that started back in 2009, is getting a mountain of attention lately, this is mostly due to its meteoric increase in value, particularly in the past several months. Starting ..
December 13, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Victims of California Wildfires

At the time this blog is being written, the wildfires in Southern California continue to spread, although the wind is reporting to decrease somewhat. CNN reports that a 1,000 homes and other structures ..