Additional Charity Guidance
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Joint Cost Allocation
Under certain specified conditions, the accounting practice, called joint cost allocation, enables a charity to recognize the costs of a multi-purpose mail campaign as an advocacy or education activity and a portion as a fundraising expense. Learn more about the potential problem areas of this practice and how BBB Charity Standards address them.
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Charting Impact
Learn about Charting Impact, a framework of five questions that will help a charity produce a written report that describes a charity's achievements. The resulting report can be submitted to the charity's governing board to help meet BBB Charity Standard 7.
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Do's and Dont's
One of the BBB Charity Standards (Standard 15) calls for accurate appeals. Read our suggestions about how to avoid potential problems in fundraising copy contents.