News & Updates

Read the Wise Giving Wednesday blog each week to keep up to date on charity issues.

Wise Giving Wednesday: Value of U.S. Volunteer Time

As reported by Independent Sector (a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations and corporations committed to advancing the common good) earlier this month, about 62.8 million Americans or 25.3 perc
Apr 27, 2016

Dr. Preston Campbell, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation video icon

For the BBB WGA's Building Trust Series, Art Taylor interviewed Dr. Preston Campbell, President, and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Read our full report on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here, For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to
Apr 26, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Earth Day & Philanthropy

Friday, April 22nd is the 46th Earth Day event which started in 1970. This environmental-focused movement has grown considerably over the years from gatherings at colleges, universities and school
Apr 20, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake Donation Tips

Arlington, VA – With hundreds killed and thousands injured by the devastating earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend, generous Americans are already seeking ways to support those in need through donatio
Apr 18, 2016

Keith Laughlin, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy video icon

Art Taylor interviews Keith Laughlin, President of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy as part of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Building Trust series. Read our full report on the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy here, For information on the most trustworthy charities, go to
Apr 18, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Youth Philanthropy

Growing up in the South Philadelphia area, one of my earliest experiences with a chartable organization was with the local YMCA as explained in a previous Huffington Post piece that I wrote two years ag
Apr 13, 2016