BBB’s Charity Ratings, Seal of Approval Under Fire

Some question whether the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance charity ratings really have teeth, and if the up to $15,000 it receives annually from charities that pay to use its seal of accreditation influences its decisions. The questions come as many charities, particularly smaller ones, struggle to raise money as the proportion of people’s incomes devoted to charitable giving remains stagnant.

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