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What are the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability? 20 standards addressing 4 themes: Governance, Results Reports, Finances, and Truthful and Transparent Representations.

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BBB Accredited Charities have the option of obtaining a license, for a sliding scale annual fee, that authorizes the charity to display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal on their websites and in promotional materials.

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Heart of Giving Podcast, Greg Warner

Our guest in this episode is Greg Warner, the author of Engagement Fundraising and CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that removes friction from the philanthropic giving process for wealthy people who are passionate about causes. The system helps high value major donors lean in and qualify themselves. Once self-qualified, it helps those donors receive follow-up messages and arrange meetings with gift officers so they can build trusting relationships and, ultimately, make consequential gifts.

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Building Trust Video Series. Rick Lofgren, Children's Organ Transplant Association

In this Building Trust Video series episode, we talk with Rick Lofgren, President and CEO of the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). Read our full report on this BBB Accredited Charity Seal Holder here,

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Heart of Giving podcast, Alyson Niemann, Mindful Philanthropy

This week’s guest is Alyson Niemann, the Executive Director of Mindful Philanthropy. Mindful Philanthropy is dedicated to connecting funders and organizations in the mental health and substance abuse spaces, advocating for increased funding, and supporting impactful initiatives.

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