Standards, Codes, and Ethics

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.

Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice

Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States. Thirty-three principles succinctly provide clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.

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