January 11, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity as a “Going Concern”

In the business world, there is a concept in accounting that is called “going concern” which assumes that a business entity will continue to exist in the future. This same concept applies to not-for-pro..
January 4, 2017

Wise Giving Wednesday: A New Year and New Giving Opportunities

As we begin the new year, many of us make resolutions to make improvements both to help our own lives as well as our loved ones. We might also take this time to recognize the opportunity to help improve..
December 28, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donating Before New Year’s Eve

Tick tock, the donation clock for getting a 2016 tax deduction chimes at midnight on December 31st. The remaining days of the year are usually one of the busiest for charitable gifts. So here are some t..
December 21, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donations to Help Syrian Refugees

Over a year ago, BBB Wise Giving Alliance distributed a donor advisory about Syrian refugee assistance.  It is with deep sadness that a year later, the crisis for Syrian refugees continues to escal..
December 14, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: ‘Tis the Season

As noted in this week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy, this holiday season is expected to result in significant gains for charities due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, large gifts fr..
December 7, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Crowdfunding Tips

During the holiday season, as donors seek to assist those in need, some will be drawn to the requests for help appearing on Crowdfunding websites.  Donors should keep in mind, however, that not all..
November 30, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: BBB WGA #GivingTuesday Activities

Yesterday, November 29th, 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..
November 23, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: November 29th is #GivingTuesday

For the fifth year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States has been designated as #GivingTuesday, the day to make donations to charity.  Started by the New York-based organization..
November 16, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising’s Most Important 45 Days

With 45 days to go before 2016 ends, most charities in America are working hard to make fundraising goals and encourage greater giving during the most active time for charity donations.  Some organ..
November 9, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: 45,000 Veterans Organizations

On Veterans Day, many Americans will seek to remember and honor veterans by contributing to charities and other nonprofit organizations that address a variety of issues and needs facing veterans, milita..