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The Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards of Charity Accountability

April 24, 2019 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM EDT

The Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards of Charity Accountability
Part of the Johnson Center’s FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series

All nonprofit professionals know that their organizations are expected to be open and transparent to the public, but what is the threshold for that transparency? What information is important to give to the public? Are there best practices for doing this?

The Wise Giving Alliance, in partnership with nonprofit leaders and accountants, developed the 20 Standards of Charity Accountability to help answer these questions. These standards were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. They seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.

This presentation will cover:

  • The 20 Standards of Charity Accountability
  • What it looks like to meet the standards
  • How these standards differ from other reporting agencies and state requirements
  • How these standards affect the nonprofit sector

Led by: Raechel Macqueen and Shelbee Axsom-Anderson
Cost: Free!

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to this event. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.

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Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on April 24.

Raechel Macqueen is the co-manager of the BBB Educational Foundation. Her focus is the foundation’s educational programs with schools, businesses, and senior centers. She also facilitates Trust Lab programming to improve the trust culture within local businesses and the West Michigan marketplace. Raechel graduated from Aquinas College with degrees in Business Administration and Community leadership. She is on the Volunteer Management Association board and was previously Board President. Raechel enjoys her work at the BBB because she gets to work with a variety of audiences to prevent scams and work towards the BBB’s goal of making West Michigan the most trustworthy place to do business.

Shelbee Axsom-Anderson is the co-manager of the BBB Educational Foundation. Her focus is the foundation’s Charity Evaluation Program and the annual Torch Award event. Her work allows her to collaborate with some of the best nonprofits in Michigan by promoting truth, transparency and best practices in the sector. Shelbee graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Sociology and Public and Nonprofit Administration and is currently in the Master’s of Nonprofit Leadership and Management program at Arizona State University. She is the former Secretary/Vice President of the board of Extended Grace in Grand Haven, Michigan. Shelbee is passionate about the nonprofit sector because it allows people to do good for a living.


April 24, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


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Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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