Arlington, Va. -- Every holiday, billions of dollars are donated to worthy causes and now more than ever charities need the support of donors to help those who are struggling. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors on how to avoid five common mistakes in order to ensure their dollar stretches the farthest in these tough economic times.
“With so many people out of work and in need, it’s extremely important that you maximize the impact your holiday donations have by avoiding the common giving mistakes,” said H. Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “A smart donor takes a hard look at a charity’s programs, finances and governance before making a donation. While almost all charities have the best of intentions, not all organizations meet standards or are well managed.”
BBB Wise Giving Alliance recommends that donors avoid these common mistakes when donating to a charity this holiday:
Donors can check out BBB Wise Giving Alliance evaluations on national soliciting charities for free at www.bbb.org/charity.
For more information or to schedule and interview with a spokesperson on charitable giving, contact Alison Southwick at 703-247-9376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the BBB Wise Giving Alliance
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance produces reports on over 1,200 nationally soliciting charitable organizations. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance does not rank charities but rather seeks to assist donors in making informed judgments by providing objective evaluations of national charities based on 20 strict standards. The outcomes of the evaluations – or BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM – are available online at www.bbb.org/charity. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is an affiliate of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.