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The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation is proud to be a BBB Accredited charity! CFCF meets all 20 Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability established by the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and advances high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.
For donors, the appearance of the seal in a charity’s mailings, on its website, in newspaper and magazine advertisements or elsewhere is a clear and concise sign that the charity meets the Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability.
Donors may not know, though, that for charities, putting the seal in their 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 and 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. Not all will decide to do so. Participation is entirely voluntary and involves licensing agreement and fee. But more and more charities report that the seal gives them an efficient way of demonstrating their commitment to accountability and ethical practices, the values that donors are looking for. This commitment is all the more credible when it is verified by the familiar and respected BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
“National charities that display the BBB Wise Giving Alliance seal can do so with pride,” says Art Taylor, President and CEO of the Alliance. “Not only are they attesting to their organizations’ adherence to sound standards, they are helping to increase donor confidence and strengthen public trust in giving.”
"Best in America" Award
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) received the "Best in America" award for achieving the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness:
"The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.
These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world.
Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal."
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) received the "Editor's Choice" award for providing the highest quality cancer information on the Internet:
"This award is is given by the Editors at OncoLink to the providers of the highest quality cancer information on the Internet.
Selection is based on the particular emphasis we at OncoLink place on patients and families who empower themselves with reliable information about their disease.
On a regular basis, the Editors at OncoLink will choose a website which is exemplary of this philosophy, and serves as a model for others."
Nancy O'Hagan received the "40 Under 40" award from Boston Business Journal. This award honors 40 outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their business success and community contributions.
The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation has been awarded the "Valued Partner" seal of approval from GuideStar for charity effectiveness.
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