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Wise Giving Wednesday: Charitable Weddings

With the start of spring and warmer weather also comes thoughts of weddings and other planned happy events. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on March 17, 2017, however, one 24-year old you
Mar 29, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Fighting Future Fundraising Fraud

Yesterday in Washington, DC, the Federal Trade Commission held its first charity conference: Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions and Charity. Both Bennett Weiner (BBB WGA’s Chief Operating O
Mar 23, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising Photos

Several days ago, a CBS story reported that a couple in New York was arrested for allegedly using social media and other communications to defraud donors by raising money using a picture of a boy fighti
Mar 15, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day which is a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” It has been observed since the early 1900s an
Mar 08, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: And the Oscar® Goes To…Charity Ribbons

As a symbol of achievement in the movie industry and perhaps worldwide, the Oscars are probably one of the most recognized awards given out today. While there is no equivalent in philanthropy, it is int
Mar 01, 2017
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Wise Giving Wednesday: IRS “Dirty Dozen” List Includes Fake Charity Warning

For a number of years, the Internal Revenue Service has come out with its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams to help people avoid schemes that may impact them during tax filing season. This year “fa
Feb 22, 2017