Chart Charity Impacts At BBB Charity Symposium On Thursday, Aug. 28

This year's BBB Charity Symposium focuses on best practices for measuring charity effectiveness.
July 16, 2014

BBB Charity Symposium postcardSt. Louis, Mo., July 16, 2014 Better Business Bureau (BBB) invites charities, other nonprofits and their board members to learn more about measuring their effectiveness at BBB’s Charity Symposium, Charting Your Impact, on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.

Art Taylor, president and CEO of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, will explain how charities can accurately chart the impact they are having, using tools recognized throughout the nonprofit community.

Anne Kessen Lowell, executive director of SouthSide Early Childhood Center, and Becky James-Hatter, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, will share some of their best practices for staying on course with strategies focused on their effectiveness. Kevin Drollinger, chairman of BBB’s Charity Information Service committee, will provide an overview of BBB charity initiatives.

Sponsors of this year's symposium include Brown Smith Wallace, Experience on Demand, IFF, the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, the Press Club, the Rome Group, the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at University of Missouri - St. Louis and RubinBrown.

The symposium, which includes a continental breakfast, begins at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 and will conclude by 10 a.m. Tickets are $35, or $30 for BBB Accredited Charities or organizations sending two or more representatives. Sign up online at

For more information, contact Carole Bellman, BBB charity review director, at 314-584-6735 or

Contacts (News Media Only): Michelle L. Corey, President and CEO, (314) 645-0606,; Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, (314) 584-6743 or (314) 681-4719 (cell),; or Carole Bellman, Charity Review Director, (314-584-6735,

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