BBB Wise Giving Alliance recommends donors research charities fully before they give—just like the billionaires do
August 5, 2010 - Arlington VA - Forty billionaires have pledged to donate a substantial portion of their wealth to charity with the hope of inspiring others to donate to worthy causes as well. While the dollar amount might be less, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance encourages everyone to give like a billionaire by researching any charity fully before making a donation.
“Every experienced philanthropist has a thorough process for vetting charities in order to determine which worthy causes will be able to stretch their dollar the farthest,” said H. Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “While we aren’t all billionaires, we can all give like one. Evaluating the effectiveness of a charity is more than just looking at the fundraising and administrative costs. Transparency, impact, and accountability are also important factors that everyone should consider before they give.”
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance recommends the following five steps to give like a billionaire:
For more advice on how to give like a billionaire or to schedule an interview with a BBB Wise Giving Alliance spokesperson, 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.