How the Charity Seal Program Works

Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina offers local area charities that meet all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability the option of applying for a BBB Charity Seal that can be displayed both online and in solicitation materials.

The seal provides the public with a clear, concise, and easily recognizable symbol that the charity adheres to BBB’s strong and comprehensive standards. Participation in the Seal Program requires a license agreement and a fee, which is based on a sliding scale.

Participation in the Seal Program is optional. BBB reports on both charities that meet and do not meet its standards, and does not charge charities a fee to be reviewed. All local charity reports are accessible to the public at no charge on this web site.

The goal of the Seal Program is to offer a visible accountability tool that will help inform donors, assist charities in establishing their commitment to ethical practices and encourage greater confidence in giving.

The participation of charities in the Seal Program is voluntary. To qualify for use of the seal, a charity must meet all 20 Standards of Accountability, sign a licensing agreement and pay an annual fee. The annual fee is a sliding scale based on the charity’s annual revenue.

For more information, please contact BBB at 919-277-4205.