Giving Wisely to Accountable Charities

March 11, 2013

Want to make informed giving decisions? Want to be sure your charitable donations are going to organizations that meet high standards? BBB Wise Giving Alliance can help! We've made our reports even easier to read and understand.

Choose Your Charity

You decide on the causes and issues you want to support. A BBB charity report will show whether your charity of choice meets our high standards. We look at accountability, transparency, governance and more. BBB Wise Giving Alliance reviews national charities, and many BBBs also review regional and local charities.

Check out our National Charity Reviews.

Look for Accountability

BBB Wise Giving Alliance advances high standards of conduct among charitable organizations. Our "Standards for Charitable Accountability" are the most rigorous of any charity review organization. We don't focus our efforts on just charity finances but also review charity governance, appeal accuracy, donor privacy, and website disclosures. .

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Encourage Effectiveness

How do you know if your charities are making an impact? Encourage charities to complete a report at Charting Impact, a program developed through the collaboration of three organizations (BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Independent Sector, and GuideStar USA) that is helping charities report on their goals and achievements. A Charting Impact report provides a valuable tool for helping donors understand how well a charity is addressing its mission.

Read more about Charting Impact.

Know What to Do in an Emergency

When disaster strikes, your smartphone can be a lifeline. The first thing people want to do is reach out to friends and family and let them know if they are OK or what help they need. HelpBridge, a new mobile disaster response app from Microsoft, helps people get help and give help during a disaster. The BBB Mobile Giving is proud to partner with Microsoft on this endeavor.

Learn more about Helpbridge.