Last year, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined forces with Community Health Charities, a nonprofit representing more than 2,000 health and wellness charities, to promote transparency and high standards of conduct among health charities, especially at the workplace.
Through this partnership, Community Health Charities is asking all member charities to provide information for an independent BBB evaluation and report. The reports will then be available free of charge on Give.org. For Community Health Charities, the partnership is a clear commitment to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability and a way to signal that employers and donors can have the added confidence of a BBB independent evaluation. For BBB Wise Giving Alliance, this partnership represents an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of trustworthiness in donor charitable choices and a new way to proactively engage with national and local charities that have not already been subjects of our review process.
We commend Community Health Charity’s decision to ensure that companies and employees have access to vetted health resources, volunteering, and giving opportunities. We have already heard from many charities that have initiated the evaluation process and are actively engaged with us in working towards meeting the Standards for Charity Accountability. Some of the charities that completed the process and attained all of our Standards include: the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, Ability Connection of Oklahoma, Cystic Fibrosis Research, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, and Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation.
Video of the Week
As part of our Building Trust Video Series, we are pleased to provide a video featuring Tom Bognanno, President and CEO of Community Health Charities, discussing the collaboration project.
We are always working with charities to publish or update reports for donors. Visit Give.org or local BBBs to check out any charity before giving. Our recently evaluated charities include:
Finally, remember to let us know by going to https://www.give.org/ask-us-about-a-charity1/ if you are interested in seeing a report on a charity not on the list and we will do our best to produce one.
H. Art Taylor, President & CEO
BBB Wise Giving Alliance