— The holiday season inspires people to reach out and give to those less fortunate.Although charities accept donations year-round, close to 40 percent of a charity’s annual contributions are received in the last few weeks of the year. Before giving time, treasures or talent this holiday season, Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to give 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 of philanthropy.
Before you donate, heed these tips from BBB:
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