October 7, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Emerging Trends in Disaster Fundraising

On Monday, October 5th, I was part of a panel discussion about emerging trends in disaster fundraising at the Washington DC annual meeting of the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) ..
September 30, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB Wise Giving Alliance Outreach Activities

Outreach is an important part of our work at the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA). We participate in a variety of outside conferences, meetings and advisory committees to help spread the word about ou..
September 23, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Cybersecurity for Charities

BBB Wise Giving Alliance and the BBB Foundation of Metro New York are collaborating to present a free livestreamed program, Cybersecurity Planning for Nonprofit Leaders, on October 20 from 9:30-11:30am ..
September 21, 2015

Nonprofit Workshop on Cybersecurity Planning

The Metro New York BBB Foundation and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are offering an in-person and livestreamed workshop intended for nonprofits to help them be prepared when it comes to cybersecurity.  ..
September 16, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Nondisclosure Charities

To complete our national charity evaluations, BBB Wise Giving Alliance asks organizations to complete a detailed online form and also submit supporting documents about their finances and activities. Cha..
September 15, 2015

New Advice from BBB Wise Giving Alliance: Avoid Charities That Don’t Disclose

Arlington, VA – September 15, 2015 – It’s not your imagination; there have been more charity scams in the news recently. BBB Wise Giving Alliance has drawn a line in the sand, calling charities that do ..
September 9, 2015

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..
September 8, 2015

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.&..
September 2, 2015

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..
August 26, 2015

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..