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.
Standards, Codes, and Ethics
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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.
This document outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the Council in the event the president is unable to fulfill her duties.
The Council's policy regarding the process for determining compensation for key employees.
This document outlines the policy and its related procedures for the Council's eventual permanent change in executive leadership.