Hurricane Patricia Donation Tips from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

In anticipation of Hurricane Patricia that is expected to hit the Pacific coast of Mexico, BBB Wise Giving Alliance urges donors to consider the following tips so they might avoid questionable appeals or poorly managed efforts that are likely to emerge in the storm’s wake. BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers donors these tips for disaster…

BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers giving tips following Charleston tragedy

In the wake of the horrific shooting that killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is warning about the potential for fundraising scams. BBB WGA urges donors to beware of the different circumstances that often emerge in tragedy-related philanthropy. “The hate crime…

BBB’s Top 10 consumer tips for 2015

Better Business Bureau is proud of our mission; to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. In order to fulfill that mission, every year BBB offers thousands of tips for consumers to help them find a business they can trust. With more than 30 million businesses operating in the U.S. and Canada, people are overwhelmed…

BBB Warns About Ebola Scams and Schemes

Fundraisers for Victims May Not Be Authorized Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged recently. BBB Wise Giving Alliance is working with BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas, where the first victim died and two nurses became infected; BBB Serving Greater Cleveland, where one…

National Consumer Protection Week: How to give wisely all year long

Do you enjoy giving back, but want to be sure your dollar is used responsibly? As part of National Consumer Protection Week, BBB offers some wise giving tips for charitable giving. There are many ways to help those across the world who need the help. From a shocking tsunami to devastating hurricanes, many Americans want…

Top five mistakes to avoid in donating to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers contribution cautions for donors  As the public’s attention and hearts are focused on the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to take steps to avoid being taken by questionable solicitors or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts. The typhoon that hit the Philippines…