Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2015 Tom 0

Giving Tuesday began in 2012, and it is observed on the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving. It was instituted as a way to get us all to think about being philanthropic just ahead of the Christmas holiday season. Your BBB wants […]

First FTC Case Involving Crowdfunding Project

June 17, 2015 Jackie 0

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed suit against the creator of a crowdfunding campaign. Your BBB® has learned from an FTC Press Release that the suit was against Erik Chevalier and his business, The Forking Path Co., for using […]

Giving Tuesday

December 2, 2014 Michael 0

Today, December 2, 2014, is Giving Tuesday in the USA. People are encouraged to support their favorite charities with cash or in-kind donations. It’s the kickoff of the holiday giving season and many of us are seeing a spike in […]

Be Thankful and Careful!

November 24, 2014 Cathy 0

As the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons approach, we are all a bit more mindful of what we have to be thankful for and how we can share our blessings with others.   It’s easy to get caught up in emotional appeals, […]

Charities Urged to Crush Overhead Myth

October 28, 2014 Susan 0

BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar and Charity Navigator Once Again Join Forces to Help End Decades-Long Donor Misperceptions About Charity Overhead Expenses As Americans donate generously this holiday season, the three CEOs of the leading information sources on nonprofits – […]

BBB Annual Golf Tournament

May 15, 2014 Jason 0

Your Better Business Bureau is hosting our fifth annual BBB Integrity Golf Classic today May 15, 2014, presented by Vectren to benefit the BBB Foundation. The BBB Foundation helps to educate consumers on marketplace issues through this blog and through […]

Innovative Ways to Raise Funds

April 7, 2014 Tom 0

Recently I received an e-mail seeking my participation in funding a film with a social objective, and it uses one of the platforms for “crowdfunding.”  This is my first time being contacted for such a project, and so I wanted […]

New Donor Fraud Hits Non-Profits

February 17, 2014 Tom 0

Your BBB has learned that a donor fraud scheme is working its way into Southern Indiana.  From information received, a non-profit in Bloomington, Indiana was approached by a suspect donor.  The scheme works like this:  A donor clicks on a […]