July 11, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Coins in Fundraising Letters

One of the challenges for charities that use direct mail fundraising is to get the recipient to open the envelope. Whether a potential donor gets a large volume of direct mail or just a trickle, a chari..
July 4, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Volunteer Vacations

As the summer heat bears down on a number of areas this week, many of us have thoughts of visiting the beach or just relaxing at home. There are, however, others that seek a more charitable goal by taki..
June 27, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Online Giving Platforms

This month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance about online giving portals. As described, these portals provide a list of charities that potential donors can support directly on the platf..
June 22, 2018

Consejos Para Donar a Organizaciones Que Recaudan Fondos Para Asuntos de Inmigración

En respuesta a las preocupaciones públicas sobre niños y adultos inmigrantes detenidos en complejos cerca de la frontera de México/Texas o transportados a otros lugares, muchas personas buscan formas de..
June 21, 2018

Tips on Giving to Organizations Raising Funds for Immigration Issues

In response to public concerns about immigrant children and adults being detained in compounds near the Mexico/Texas border or transported to other locations, many people are seeking ways to help in any..
June 20, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Scams Directed at Charities

On Monday, June 18th, the Better Business Bureau partnered with state and federal agencies on Operation Main Street: Stopping Small Business Scams, a law enforcement initiative targeting operations seek..
June 13, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Concerts in Summer

As summer officially begins in a couple of weeks, I am reminded that this is the time of year when many people attend concerts, especially outdoor or large arena events featuring a favorite singer or ba..
June 6, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donated Used Clothing Sold in East Africa

Quite a number of charities accept used clothing donations. Some will sell items that are in good condition in thrift stores to both help raise funds as well as employ individuals in need. Some might se..
May 30, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Summer Camps and Charity

As we leave spring and approach summer, schools are completing the academic year and many families look forward to sending children to one of a variety of summer camps that can address almost every spor..
May 23, 2018

Wise Giving Wednesday: Deducting a Fundraising-Related Purchase

In addition to helping a good cause, one of the motivations for purchasing a ticket to a fundraising event in the U.S. is the ability to get an income tax deduction for the purchase. Donors need to keep..