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

Wise Giving Wednesday: Wounded Warrior Project

Each year, some of the nationally soliciting charities on which we report, face public allegations. These can range anywhere from questions about the accuracy of financial references in their communicat
Mar 16, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Online Giving 7.1% of 2015 Total

With all the attention given to charities’ use of technology, the internet and social media, you would think that the online environment is the dominant fundraising engine that fuels philanthropy. While
Mar 09, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Trustworthiness

I often point out that the BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic s
Mar 02, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Phone Appeals

Like any other form of fundraising, telephone appeals can help a charity or become a significant failure if not managed well. In general the most successful phone appeals take place when an organi
Feb 24, 2016

Stacy Haller, BrightFocus Foundation HD video icon

BBB WGA Building Trust Series. Art Taylor interviews Stacy Haller of the Brightfocus Foundation. Read our full report on the Brightfocus Foundation here, For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to
Feb 23, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Celebrities & Charities

The Golden Globes. The Grammys. The Oscars. As January and February are the heart of awards season for movie stars and recording artists, we are reminded that many celebrities also use this
Feb 18, 2016