News & Updates

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

Thumbnail for Wise Giving Wednesday: Complying with the Law vs. Meeting Standards

Wise Giving Wednesday: Complying with the Law vs. Meeting Standards

Over the years, one of the most frequently asked public inquiries to BBB Wise Giving Alliance is [insert organization name] a legitimate charity? The term “legitimate” is one we seek to avoid in o
Nov 01, 2017
Thumbnail for Wise Giving Wednesday:  Charity Fraud Awareness

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Fraud Awareness

Charity fraud is an international issue. Government regulators in other nations recognize the importance of not only protecting donors from questionable fundraising practices, but also protecting charit
Oct 25, 2017
Thumbnail for Wise Giving Wednesday:  Breast Cancer Awareness, Celebrities and Charities

Wise Giving Wednesday: Breast Cancer Awareness, Celebrities and Charities

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Angelina Jolie and Wanda Sykes. These are just a few of the celebrities that have brought significant attention to the cause of breast cancer awareness. As we continue our ser
Oct 18, 2017
Thumbnail for Wise Giving Wednesday:  Number of Breast Cancer Organizations

Wise Giving Wednesday: Number of Breast Cancer Organizations

The National Cancer Institute of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates there will be 252,710 new cases of breast cancer in 2017 in the United States and that there were 3,327,552 wo
Oct 11, 2017
Thumbnail for Wise Giving Wednesday:  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wise Giving Wednesday: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These events, which have taken place for several decades, have helped raise funds for numerous charities seeking to address breast cancer in a variety of ways:
Oct 04, 2017
Thumbnail for Cautions on Giving for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

Cautions on Giving for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

BBB Wise Giving Alliance cautions donors about giving in response to the Las Vegas shooting. Advice is available at: https://www.bbb.org/council/news-events/bbb-warnings/2017/10/charitable-giving-
Oct 02, 2017