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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: Keynote Presentation by CEO of GivingTuesday

Read about the keynote presentation by Asha Curan, CEO of GivingTuesday from our recent Donor Participation event. Asha talked about about how their innovative approach has grown GivingTuesday into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. She explained that one of the engines of its success was that they “broke the rules,” putting mission over brand and she talked about the need to move from transactional fundraising to relational fundraising.
Jun 05, 2024
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In this episode, our host and CEO of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Art Taylor, reviews an article that appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, entitled, “Hacking Nonprofit Collaboration.” Originally written in 2017, Art provides updates and his latest insights on the developments of collaboration in the non-profit sector since then.
May 29, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Six Questions to Ask About Tornado Relief

Over the Memorial Day weekend, tornadoes and heavy storms hit Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kentucky leaving significant damage. Here are six questions to ask as you prepare to support the tornado and storm relief efforts.
May 29, 2024
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Art re-visits with Aaron Bass, CEO of EastSide Charter School in Wilmington, Delaware. During his tenure, EastSide has outperformed the state in growth on the state assessment. Aaron is re-thinking K-12 education for underprivileged children by also supporting their families and the larger community. Under his leadership, EastSide Charter School has been able to raise over $26M towards the new STEM Hub which is a partnership between public and private entities open to the entire public.
May 23, 2024
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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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