News & Updates

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

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB Charity Standards & The Charity Impact Issue

As charity impact continues to be a subject of significant interest, I thought it would be helpful to clarify our position on this. First, the subject of charity impact (also called results reporting) h
Jan 20, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: New Charities & Accountability

As reported in The NonProfit Times, a shorter version of the IRS application form for charitable tax-exempt status (IRS Form 1023–EZ) was introduced in 2014 to help the IRS deal with a backlog of applic
Jan 14, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: New Year’s Tips on Trustworthy Charities

Happy New Year! As this is the first week of 2016, it’s natural for everyone to think of resolutions to improve. As important as they are, I am not talking about diet and exercise, but about being bette
Jan 06, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Clock is Ticking for Year End Giving

For those U.S. donors seeking to get a 2015 tax deduction for charitable gifts, the clock is ticking. By the time this blog is posted, there will be less than 48 hours left for this opportunity. Not sur
Dec 31, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Congress, Spending Bills & Charities

In the past week, Congress passed the spending bill (Consolidated Appropriations Bill, H.R. 2029) that pays for the Federal Government until next fall. What many don’t realize, however, is that this bil
Dec 23, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Microloans, Poverty and Charitable Giving

Most of the activity on the website comes from individuals seeking to verify a charity’s trustworthiness before they make a donation. This is accomplished by reviewing our reports to see if the
Dec 16, 2015