March 7, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Deducting Donations at Tax Time

In recent months, concerns were raised about the impact of U.S. tax law changes in 2018 since, among other things, the increase in the standard deduction to $12,000 per individual or $24,000 per couple,..
February 28, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Online Charity Fundraising

As reported in The NonProfit Times, the Nonprofit Tech for Good (a social and mobile media resource for nonprofit professionals) conducted research for a new survey: The Global NGO Technology Report. Th..
February 21, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising for Victims of Parkland Shooting

It is with heavy hearts that we endure another mass shooting which resulted in the senseless deaths of 17 school children, this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida. As expected many are motivated..
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..