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…

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…

How you can showcase your charity to donors this holiday season

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for a webinar on charitable giving. The webinar, titled “How you can showcase your charity to donors this holiday season,” will start at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time. It will last approximately an hour. Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/454666286 It’s a time for consumers to give; and it’s…

BBB Wise Giving Alliance urges caution on donations for tornado relief

In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma yesterday, and in North Texas last week, Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance have issued tips to help donors make smart giving decisions and avoid scams. “It’s in our nature to move quickly when we see others in distress,” said Carrie Hurt,…

Tips to avoid charity scams after West and Boston tragedies

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, many people are looking for ways to donate funds to help people affected by the tragedies. Your BBB offers the above tips to avoid charity scams and make sure your donations go to the right people.

NCPW Daily Tip: How to give wisely all year long

Today’s NCPW tip addresses giving wisely – To assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed. These standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support…

Watch out for fraudulent “Frankenstorm” donation pleas, BBB warns

“Frankenstorm” Sandy smashed the East Coast Monday, causing flooding and loss of power for millions. Natural disasters can bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help those in need. Unfortunately, they can also bring out those looking to take advantage of the situation. Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to do their research…