March 31, 2016

BBB WGA Urges Vigilance Following Government Settlement with Cancer Charities

Arlington, VA, March 30, 2016 -- Following a settlement today with the FTC, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia that dissolves two fraudulent cancer charities, the Cancer Fund of America an..
March 30, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Brussels Victims & Crowdfunding Requests

The horrible terrorist attack that occurred in Brussels on March 22nd has stirred our hearts and has motivated some donors to do what they can to help the victims.  After a tragedy or disaster, cro..
March 23, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: 15 Years of BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Today, March 23rd, is the 15th anniversary of operating under the name “BBB Wise Giving Alliance.”  We are proud of our legacy, devoted to our mission of helping donors identify trustworthy chariti..
March 18, 2016

BBB WGA Represented on Top 25 Most Influential Experts List

This week the annual list of America’s Most Influential Philanthropy Experts was released and for the first time includes Art Taylor of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, highlighting his work in empowering and ..
March 16, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Wounded Warrior Project

Each year, some of the nationally soliciting charities on which we report, face public allegations. These can range anywhere from questions about the accuracy of financial references in their communicat..
March 9, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Online Giving 7.1% of 2015 Total

With all the attention given to charities’ use of technology, the internet and social media, you would think that the online environment is the dominant fundraising engine that fuels philanthropy. While..
March 2, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Trustworthiness

I often point out that the BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic s..
February 24, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Phone Appeals

Like any other form of fundraising, telephone appeals can help a charity or become a significant failure if not managed well.  In general the most successful phone appeals take place when an organi..
February 17, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Celebrities & Charities

The Golden Globes. The Grammys.  The Oscars.  As January and February are the heart of awards season for movie stars and recording artists, we are reminded that many celebrities also use this ..
February 10, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: The GAAP in Charity Financial Figures

As a former independent auditor, it’s hard for me to imagine a world in which there are no standards for charity financial statements. In such a world, organizations could produce financial statements w..