Wise Giving Wednesday: June 12th Charity Conference Will Take a Global View of Charity Accountability

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calendar icon Jul 17, 2020

As Americans, we sometimes assume we are the only ones facing the problems we see within our shores and don’t take the time to see how other nations tackle similar concerns.  Philanthropy is no different, especially in terms of charity accountability.  At our upcoming charity conference on June 12th, we will hear about charity accountability programs in other countries such as Germany and Taiwan and learn how cultural differences might influence donor trust in charities and fundraising strategies.  It will be a surprise to some that many of the same trust challenges faced in the U.S. are also experienced around the world. 

The panel discussion on this global subject will be moderated by Lindsey Coates, Executive Vice President of InterAction, an alliance of 180 organizations engaged in such areas as international or domestic relief and development. 

Panelists are:   

  • Joyce Feng, President, Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance  
  • Burkhard Wilke, CEO, DZI (Germany’s charity monitoring organization)
  • Robert Zachritz, Vice President for Advocacy & Government Relations, World Vision United States 

Also, as a growing number of American charities are looking into expanding their outreach activities to other parts of the world, this forum will provide a great opportunity to identify both similarities and differences in terms of accountability issues faced by charities.

We hope you will be able to joint us on June 12thRegistration is still open

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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