Your BBB Foundation serving northwest Florida released its second
annual Charity Giving Guide to help donors make educated giving decisions this
“During the holiday season, donors are often overwhelmed with requests
for assistance,” said Norman Wright,
President/CEO of your BBB serving northwest Florida. “We hope that as donors are
deciding which charities to support, they will use the Charity Giving Guide as a
resource to help them make wise giving decisions and that charities will use
the Standards for Charitable Accountability as a guide for ‘best practices’ in
operating their organizations.”
BBB has issued Wise Giving
Reports on charities locally and has made them available free-of-charge for
several years; however, the Charity Giving Guide is a summary of the detailed
reports of evaluations of all the charities in your BBB’s local database.
BBB reviews local charities
against BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. The Standards, developed
over a three-year period with input from nonprofit representatives, IRS
officials, foundation executives, donors and other stakeholder groups, provide
an objective means to evaluate a charity’s governance and oversight,
measurement of effectiveness, finances and fundraising and informational
materials, all evaluations that surveys have shown that donors are interested
in knowing before making a donation.
To get your free 2009 Charity
Giving Guide, visit www.nwfl.bbb.org/CGG,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call
850.429.0002 or 800.729.9226.
If you represent a local nonprofit
or charity organization and would like to be evaluated by your BBB against the
Standards for Charity Accountability, contact your BBB at 850.429.0002,
800.729.9226 or e-mail email@example.com.