Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB WGA #GivingTuesday Activities

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Yesterday, November 29 th, was #Giving Tuesday, the designated day for making donations to charity. For the past four years, BBB Wise Giving Alliance has participated in helping to promote wise giving on this special day.  Here is a summary of our outreach efforts in encouraging participation:

Wise Giving Wednesday blog:

Last Wednesday, our Wise Giving Wednesday blog included giving tips on #GivingTuesday as well as a link to a recent Council of Better Business Bureaus podcast, The Bistro, which features an interview about #GivingTuesday.

USA Today full page ad.

The  November 29 th edition of USA Today featured our annual full-page ad of BBB WGA national charity seal holders along with a message to check out charities at Give.org. 

Huffington Post

I was invited to submit a blog for the Huffington Post about #GivingTuesday which appeared on Saturday, November 26th.   It features a very personal story that addresses the important role charities can play and encourages wise giving.

#ReutersCharity Twitter Chat

BBB WGA participated in a #ReutersCharity Twitter chat on Tuesday, November 29 th along with representatives from Fidelity, Schwab, Blackbaud, Charity Navigator, Oceana, ACLU & others.  Please check out the chat at #ReutersCharity. 

Giving Tips Video

Last year I helped produce a video that provided some giving tips that are valid on #GivingTuesday as well as throughout the year. Review this to get some quick advice on your end of year giving decisions. 

We are always working with charities to publish or update reports for donors. Visit Give.org or local BBBs to check out any charity before giving. Our recently evaluated charities include: 

Finally, remember to let us know by going to  https://give.org/ask-us-about-a-charity1/ if you are  interested in seeing a report on a charity not on the list and we will do our best to produce one.  

H. Art Taylor, President & CEO
BBB Wise Giving Alliance

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