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TIPS FOR DONORS

Find out about basic tips to help you make informed giving decisions.

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BBB CHARITY STANDARDS

What are the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability? 20 standards addressing 4 themes: Governance, Results Reports, Finances, and Truthful and Transparent Representations.

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ACCREDITED CHARITY SEAL

BBB Accredited Charities have the option of obtaining a license, for a sliding scale annual fee, that authorizes the charity to display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal on their websites and in promotional materials.

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A new edition of Wise Giving Wednesday is published every week to keep you up to date on accredited charities and events.

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Read the Wise Giving Wednesday blog each week to keep up to date on charity issues.

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Wise Giving Wednesday: The Need for Broader Support of Charities

Read about the panel from our recent Donor Participation event that talked about the need for a broader base of donors for charities at a time when the number of U.S. households that give to charities is declining.
May 22, 2024
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NoirUnited International co-founders, Macire Airbot and Nassim Ashford, rejoin Art to provide an update on their efforts to assist African college students displaced by the war in Ukraine. They also discuss upcoming Africa Day celebrations (May 25) and their new video docu-series which illustrates the profound challenges these students continue to face.
May 15, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Is the Donor Participation Crisis an American or a Global Issue?

Read about the opening panel from our recent Donor Participation program that explored whether the declining number of households giving to charity is confined to the United States or whether it is a global phenomenon.
May 15, 2024
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This week, our guest is dance artist, teacher, and healer Valerie Green, whose company Valerie Green/Dance Entropy (VG/DE) believes in humanizing movement, and planting creative seeds in communities across the world.
May 08, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Monitoring Worldwide

We highlight Charity Monitoring Worldwide which has been promoting transparency and accountability in the charitable sector for over sixty years.
May 08, 2024
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In this week's episode, our very own Ezra Vázquez-D'Amico and Jeremy Kirshbaum, CEO of Handshake, join us for an in-depth conversation about our groundbreaking new project - an AI-powered tool that's set to alter the way donors make informed giving decisions.
May 02, 2024
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