Best Practice

BBB Standards for Charity Accountability

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.

Make a direct gift to an established charity

From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: You may make direct gifts to charities from your current income and/or assets by writing a check to your favorite charity. Direct gifts provide immediate financial support for religious organizations, educational institutions, and many other nonprofits working to meet important community needs in such areas as health care, the arts, the environment, civic improvement or human services.