This week, Frank O’Brien was elected to join the Foundation Board for New York’s Better Business Bureau. Metro New York’s BBB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969. It provides educational programs and services for charities, consumers, and businesses; encourages informed consumer support of charities; promotes charity transparency and accountability; conducts research; and provides educational intern opportunities to students who are potential charity and business leaders. It operates the New York Philanthropic Advisory Service (NYPAS), which reviews charities against the 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards of Charity Accountability and publishes its reviews of over 700 New York area charities at www.newyork.bbb.org . Charities that meet all of the BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in its BBB Accredited Charity Seal program. The BBB’s Charity Seal is a quick-check, easy way for donors to recognize charities that meet the BBB’s high standards.
Full Article: http://www.newyork.bbb.org/article/conversation-founder-frank-obrien-joins-bbb-foundation-board-28147