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Wise Giving Wednesday: Syrian Refugee Relief

Fleeing an area of conflict with just the clothes on your back and what you can carry is a nightmare none of us ever want to experience. So when media attention is drawn to refugees from Syria pou
Sep 09, 2015
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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Issues Donor Advisory for Syrian Refugee Assistance

Arlington, VA - September 8, 2015 – As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to grow, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) warns donors to be cautious when making donations to assist refugees in need.&
Sep 08, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday - Building Trust Part 13

When people are asked about a charity’s “transparency,” the most likely response is whether the charity makes its financial statements available. Although BBB WGA believes that true transparency, as ref.
Sep 02, 2015
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Wise Giving Wednesday – Building Trust Part 12

Unless told otherwise, donors are going to expect their contributions to be used for current purposes. This common sense principle is especially evident in disaster relief appeals when emergency assista
Aug 27, 2015
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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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