News & Updates

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

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 8

A story posted on April 7th by The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights the importance of cybersecurity for charities. For obvious reasons, donors want to make online donations without fear of their cre
Apr 09, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Relating Ethical Guidelines to Empower Professional Fundraisers

This week the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) held its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Throngs of people attended mainly to beef up their fundraising prowess. Knowing that peop
Apr 01, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Concerts & Contributions

With the arrival of spring my thoughts fast forward to warmer weather and a break with cabin fever. I think of all the yard work to be done but the fun times too that attach to being outdoors.&nbs
Mar 25, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust Part 6

On Monday I was honored to share our standards with business executives attending the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals Annual Conference. It was great working with executives c
Mar 11, 2015

Independent Sector's Revised Nonprofit Principles & Executive Compensation

I applaud and appreciate the work of nonprofit organizations that recognize the important role that standards play in ensuring charities are well managed and trustworthy. It is in this shared
Mar 04, 2015

Can Charity Watchdogs Assess a Charity's Effectiveness or Impact?

In the wake of the Overhead Myth campaign which urged donors to recognize that charity financial ratios should not be used as the sole basis for making contribution decisions, some have encouraged chari
Feb 25, 2015