Sarah Ford | January 15, 2015

Wise Giving Wednesday: Building Trust

By H. Art Taylor

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance standards are based on the idea that identifying trustworthy charities  depends on much more than how much money they raise or spend. Behind-the-scenes operations are important in ensuring a charity is well-run. That’s why one section of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability closely looks at the board of directors and its practices. Our standards are designed to ensure that a charity’s board is structured so that it can provide proper governance and oversight of the administration, fundraising and programs of a charity.

Poor governance and oversight often point to problems in other areas, which is why you can be sure that charities that meet these standards (i.e., BBB Accredited Charities) are likely to be well-run.

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