By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, Make-A-Wish Connecticut achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that Make-A-Wish Connecticut is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.
“It is a great honor to be accredited for all of our efforts by such a reputable organization such as the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Knowing that we have reached all of their standards for being a trustworthy and well-run nonprofit organization gives all of us here at Make-A-Wish a huge sense of accomplishment,” says Pam Keough, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at Give.org.
“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” says Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “By achieving accreditation, Make-A-Wish Connecticut has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.”
The Make-A-Wish mission statement says that they “grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.” A wish can be a life changing event for a child with a life-threatening illness. The power of a wish and the impact it brings to not only the child, but the whole family as well, is an experience they will never forget.