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Need for Charity Watchdogs
By: Alanna

Need for Charity Watchdogs

Last month, Jim Abrams with the Associated Press reported that even though tax abuse is a problem among charities, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does ...

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Criminals with a Conscience?
By: Alanna

Criminals with a Conscience?

Criminals test stolen credit cards to make sure they are still active and have not been cancelled by making small test purchases. Credit card companies watch for these transactions as a clue that ...

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Scammers taking advantage again
By: Alanna

Scammers taking advantage again

As I reported previously about the Virginia Tech tragedy, there will always be fraudsters out there ready to take advantage of people's generousi...

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Kudos the the BBB Wise Giving Alliance!
By: Alanna

Kudos the the BBB Wise Giving Alliance!

The Nonprofit Times includes H. Art Taylor in its list of the Top 50 leaders shaping the nonprofit world--Read More

Charities and the “Do Not Call” List
By: Alanna

Charities and the “Do Not Call” List

So, you are on the "Do Not Call" Registry or List, but you still keep getting calls? First of all, you may want to Read More

Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes
By: Alanna

Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

Yesterday, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) sent out an alert about how to avoid being scammed by fraudulent charitable organizations. Click Read More

Protect yourself from Charity Sound-Alikes
By: Alanna

Protect yourself from Charity Sound-Alikes

According to a new study by University of Oregon economics professor W...

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Donor Bill of Rights
By: Alanna

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and tru...

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Allowing a Charity to Use Your Name
By: Alanna

Allowing a Charity to Use Your Name

Contributing money is only one of the ways in which you and your business may be asked to assist charitable groups. Other common approaches include requests that you serve as sponsor or nominal hea...

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