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

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Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Flood Victims in Louisiana

About a month ago, we wrote about floods in West Virginia and now we sadly note that Louisiana has also experienced devastating floods as well. The Louisiana Governor's office reports that over 12,
Aug 17, 2016
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BBB WGA Building Trust Series. Art Taylor interviews Saleem Zaru of the United Palestinian Appeal. Read our full report on the United Palestinian Appeal here, https://bit.ly/2UmoKra. For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to https://give.org/.
Aug 10, 2016
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Dialing for Dollars

From time to time, the majority of us will receive phone calls at home requesting contributions. Although the most common reaction is to hang up, the reality is that telemarketing continues to serve as
Aug 03, 2016
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Wise Giving Wednesday: The Increasing Number of New Charities in the U.S.

In 2014, the IRS introduced a new, simpler application form for charitable tax-exempt status – the IRS Form 1023-EZ. Some were apprehensive about making it easier to obtain charitable-exempt statu
Jul 27, 2016
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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Building Trust Series. Art Taylor sits down with Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Read our full report on Americans United for Separation of Church and State here, https://bit.ly/2VyiARA. For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to https://give.org/.
Jul 27, 2016
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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Building Trust Series. Art Taylor sits down with David Holdsworth of the Brothers' Brother Foundation. Read our full report on the Brothers' Brother Foundation here, https://bit.ly/2U0UIEB. For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to https://give.org/.
Jul 25, 2016
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