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Wise Giving Wednesday - Collaboration

Almost 400 hundred years ago, the famous English poet John Donne said that “no man is an island.” In many ways, the same can be said for charities as well. While each charity carries out its own mission
Aug 19, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday – Building Trust Part 11

Two years ago, when the BBB Wise Giving Alliance was one of the co-signers on The Overhead Myth letter, more than one charity executive approached me with the mistaken impression that we were no longer
Aug 12, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday – Donor Engagement

While most charities keep good records of the cumulative value of a donor’s gifts, a growing number of charities are recognizing the added value of engaging donors as part of their outreach activities
Aug 05, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday - Crowdfunding & Philanthropy

The crowdfunding concept got its start over 15 years ago as a means to collect small gifts from a large group of people to support a project, person or organization. Within a short time it grew in both
Jul 30, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday - Workplace Giving

While workplace giving is a well-established employee outreach activity at most major companies, it has changed and evolved over the years in very significant ways. At one time, United Way and oth
Jul 23, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday - Youth & Volunteering

Volunteers at charities have always played an essential role in the growth of philanthropy. Whether it consists of friends and family helping to raise money for a favorite cause or neighborhood youth as
Jul 16, 2015