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Giving Tuesday is just the start, BBB provides tips for successful giving

It’s estimated that $2.7 billion dollars was raised on Giving Tuesday last year. This year that 2.7 billion is expected to increase by about 9%. While the final Tuesday of November gets a lot of emphasis, according to non-profit software developer Neon One about ¼ of all non-profit revenue is generated in December. With the two largest giving days December 30 and 31st every year.

Recently, KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Pamela Hernanez of the Better Business Bureau in Springfield, Missouri. We started our conversation with tips for locating the right charitable organization for you to donate to, and so that you aren’t giving money away to scammers.

For more information on charitable organizations and how they operate visit

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.
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