April 8, 2011
YPF Earns Charity Seal
The Yellowstone Park Foundation is now an accredited charity with the BBB Wise Giving Alliance
You may already know that the appearance of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance seal is a clear and concise sign that a charity meets the Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability.
You may not know, though, that for a nonprofit organization like the Yellowstone Park Foundation, putting the seal on our website and materials is the culmination of a demanding process. Before national charities can even apply to use the seal, they must undergo evaluation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the nation’s most experienced charity evaluator.
And the evaluation process is anything but superficial. It involves rigorous scrutiny of a charity’s governance, effectiveness, finances, solicitations and informational materials. The standards go beyond what government regulators require.
Only organizations that come through an Alliance review with a “meets standards” conclusion are eligible to participate in the seal program.
“The seal provides us a means to more efficiently demonstrate our commitment to organizational effectiveness, accountability and ethical practices -- the values our donors expect of us,” explains Yellowstone Park Foundation President Karen Bates Kress. “While this has always been our commitment, it is now verified by the familiar and respected BBB Wise Giving Alliance.”
Learn more about the seal and the 20 standards YPF needed to meet>>