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Workplace Giving is Target of New Partnership Between BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Community Health Charities

Arlington, VA – As charity work gets more public attention, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) and Community Health Charities recently joined forces to promote transparency and high standards of conduct
May 04, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Philanthropy Experts & Leaders Gather in Cape Coral

Guest Blog by Michael Chatman, President & CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation BBB Wise Giving Alliance President & CEO Art Taylor and Cape Coral Community Foundation President & CEO
May 03, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Matching Gifts Should Match

If a child, who already has a bicycle, asks his/her parents for a new flashy model, they might prompt the child to help make that happen: “If you save enough for a third of the cost of the new bike, we’
Apr 26, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: If You Don’t Want Charities to Call

Many charities raise funds using telemarketing and do so responsibly, but there are others that some donors find annoying for a variety of reasons including the timing and frequency of the phone appeals
Apr 20, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Under the Big Top – Circus Fundraising Events

Earlier this year, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus announced their closing after 146 years and are now in their final performances ending sometime in May. Falling ticket sales, criticism fro
Apr 12, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Change for Charities – Rounding Up Your Register Bill

On a daily basis, most of us receive charitable appeals of some kind but an increasingly popular one is the request to round up your bill at the supermarket or other store register and agree to donate y
Apr 05, 2017