April 25, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Value of Volunteering

The history of volunteering in the U.S. is a long and generous one from helping out neighbors in barn raising two centuries ago to Habitat for Humanity and similar charities building homes today. And, o..
April 18, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Will U.S. Tax Code Changes Impact 2018 Giving?

Last month, a previous Wise Giving Wednesday blog addressed the issue of deducting donations at tax time and expressed charity concern that changes in the U.S. Tax Code in 2018 could impact giving this ..
April 11, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: New York State Attorney General Shuts Down Charity Telemarketing Firm

On March 26th, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a press release announcing that it had shut down a telemarketing firm (Menacola Marketing) that was soliciting on behalf of the Na..
April 4, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: New Power

As one of the founders of the annual GivingTuesday charity contribution campaign, Henry Timms is viewed as one of the nonprofit sector’s big thinkers.  He has teamed up with Jeremy Heimans to write..
March 28, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving and Timing

There is an old Scottish proverb that says “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.”  Life is busy. Things to do.  And many of us make our charity contributions during the last q..
March 21, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: The BBB Charity Standard that is Most Frequently Not Met

42 percent of nationally-soliciting charities that did not meet one or more of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability in the past year either did not produce an annual report or had a report that ..
March 14, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Collaboration with Community Health Charities

Last year, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined forces with Community Health Charities, a nonprofit representing more than 2,000 health and wellness charities, to promote transparency and high stan..
March 7, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Deducting Donations at Tax Time

In recent months, concerns were raised about the impact of U.S. tax law changes in 2018 since, among other things, the increase in the standard deduction to $12,000 per individual or $24,000 per couple,..
February 28, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Online Charity Fundraising

As reported in The NonProfit Times, the Nonprofit Tech for Good (a social and mobile media resource for nonprofit professionals) conducted research for a new survey: The Global NGO Technology Report. Th..
February 21, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Fundraising for Victims of Parkland Shooting

It is with heavy hearts that we endure another mass shooting which resulted in the senseless deaths of 17 school children, this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida. As expected many are motivated..