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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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When a “Charity” is Actually a 527 Political Organization

Tips from Give.org to to help individuals make more informed giving decisions about organizations that have charity-sounding names but are actually political organizations tax exempt under section 527 of the Internal Revenue that are raising funds for political candidates and/or political purposes
Feb 14, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Concerns About Cybersecurity

Tips from Give.org to protect against cybersecurity threats.
Feb 07, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Verifying Trust

Trust is one of the most valuable components of the charitable sector.
Jan 31, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: How to Reduce Volume of Fundraising Calls

Give.org offers tips to donors to help reduce the volume of charity fundraising calls.
Jan 24, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Tips on Checking Out New Charities

Give.org offers tips about giving to charities that have been around for less than 18 months.
Jan 17, 2024
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Wise Giving Wednesday: What is a Charity Scam?

Give.org delves into the meaning of charity scams and provides some examples of scams that occur in the charity space.
Jan 10, 2024
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