BBB offers "Giving Tuesday" tips

MILWAUKEE -- Tuesday, November 27th was "Giving Tuesday," as millions donated to charities in honor of the holiday season. Following the massive spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is urging folks to spend a little extra to give back.

A new website explains how to help over 2,000 charities across the country, but the BBB has also provided some tips in case a charity isn't on the approved "Giving Tuesday" list.

The BBB says sites like and can help with researching charities. 

The BBB also warns donors to be mindful of any charity or group using high-pressure or emotional pitches. Officials say giving on the spot is never necessary. Money will be welcomed regardless of when it is donated.

The BBB also urges donors to confirm charities are the charities donors want to give to. Many groups have similar sounding names or official looking seals that can be confusing without a closer look.

 CLICK HERE for more tips: BBB Wise Giving Alliance Offers Tips for Holiday Donations