As summer officially begins in a couple of weeks, I am reminded that this is the time of year when many people attend concerts, especially outdoor or large arena events featuring a favorite singer or band. Alternatively, a community might have a music festival of some kind that includes a variety of artists. The promotions for a number of these gatherings may also promise that tickets sales will help some specified charity or cause. This certainly adds an additional motivation to attend, but we encourage music lovers to also keep the following seven tips in mind before making a purchase:
Video of the Week
As part of our Building Trust Video Series, we are pleased to provide a video featuring Debbie Rambis, Executive Director, The Compassionate Friends, a BBB Accredited Charity, that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died.
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 www.give.org/charity-inquiry 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