As the giving season approaches, BBB recognizes those organizations supporting our Charity Information Service through use of the Accredited Charity Seal. In addition to meeting all 20 Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability, local Seal Holders choose to display their Accreditation by investing in the Charity Seal.
Accredited Charities who meet all 20 Wise Giving Alliance standards are eligible to participate in the Seal Holder Program by licensing to use the Charity Seal on their websites and in print, similar to Accredited Businesses displaying the BBB logo. Because the Standards for Charity Accountability are inclusive of all BBB accreditation standards for businesses, including requirements for truthful advertising and prompt and appropriate response to any complaints, organizations who invest in the Charity Seal are offered access to all benefits of accreditation.
Six Accredited Charities have joined the Seal Holder Program thus far this year, bringing the number of local organizations currently displaying the Charity Seal to sixteen. CrossOver Health Care Ministries, Paralyzed Veterans of America – Mid-Atlantic, and Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging, were our newest Seal Holders in September and October; please join us in welcoming them.
This year, BBB will be thanking these charities for the value they place in their accreditation by recognizing our Charity Seal Holders in the Metro Business section of the Richmond-Times Dispatch. Please look for this special acknowledgement on Monday, November 19th as we express our appreciation to our Seal Holders for their support of our Charity Information Service.
For more information on the Charity Seal Program, BBB’s local Charity Information Service, a list of all local Accredited Charities, or reports on other organizations, contact Benjamin Barbour, Charity Analyst, at (804) 521-6971.