BBB to Host Workshop for Nonprofits
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Tyler, TX, July 8, 2013 - BBB Serving Central East Texas will host a workshop for the local nonprofit community on Tuesday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. at TJC West Campus in Room 104. Mr. Jim M. Judge with Judge Evaluation Services will discuss BBB’s Charity Information Service, a program introduced to the East Texas area in January of this year. Topics to be discussed include:


History of BBB Charity Information Service

BBB Standards for Charity Accountability

The Five Most Missed Standards

Benefits of Local Charity Review


 “In today’s environment of intense media and regulatory scrutiny of the nonprofit sector, it is important for charities to distinguish themselves as organizations that are committed to transparent and accountable practices”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “BBB Charity Information Service can play a vital role in today’s nonprofit sector by establishing a framework of trust between donors and nonprofit organizations in the same way the BBB brings buyers and sellers together.”


BBB reports on over 10,000 charitable organizations and is the oldest charity evaluator in the country. Over five million consumers looked to the BBB System to inquire about a nonprofit in 2012.


Mr. Judge is the Former Director of Charity Information Service for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Missouri & Southern Illinois where he served for 12 years.  In 2012, he started a consulting company that works with BBBs throughout the nation to begin and maintain local charity review programs. Judge is also membership chairman of Community Service Public Relations Council and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


A light breakfast will be served. To RSVP or for more information, please call (903) 581-5888 ext. 105 or


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