Ways You Can Get Involved

BBB Institute’s programs empower consumers and promote better business practices. Your engagement enables us to foster increased trust between consumers and businesses, which helps everyone prosper together.

Below are a few ways you and your organization can get involved.

 Become a BBB Institute Partner

BBB Institute works with companies to empower all consumers, especially those most vulnerable. Join forces with BBB Institute to foster a trustworthy marketplace. Together, we’ll give consumers the knowledge and tools they need to make educated decisions about their money and avoid losing it to fraudsters.

We also promote better business practices and provide research, insights and education materials to help small business owners and entrepreneurs foster trust in their communities.

Companies and organizations can choose to become a International  Trust Partner or a Community Trust Partner:

  International Trust Partner 

Support a national program aimed at reducing the number of people who are targeted and fall prey to scams, and includes:

  • A public awareness campaign to educate and prevent consumers from falling prey to the riskiest scams,
  • A consumer guide on how to avoid scams,
  • Co-branded consumer education materials, and
  • A scam prevention curriculum that is delivered by BBBs across North America.
  Community Trust Partner 

 Support one of the BBB Institute’s education programs, including:

  • BBB Scam Tracker,
  • Military & Veterans Initiative,
  • Digital IQ,
  • BBB Ad Truth, or
  • Our Social Enterprise Initiative
  Corporate Trust Council Member 

 Work with us to create and execute projects that support a trustworthy marketplace. Trust Project Partners invest in new initiatives such as technology platforms, research, and educational programs, among others.

Contact MTrumpower [at] IABBB.org
 for additional information on becoming a partner.

Research Collaborations

Quality research about challenges facing a trustworthy marketplace is critical to protecting consumers and leveling the playing field for legitimate businesses. BBB Institute welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with organizations and universities interested in publishing new insights that empower us to foster a fair and trustworthy marketplace for all consumers and ethical businesses.

Past collaborations include:
- New Insights into Demographic Groups More Vulnerable to Scams (2021): collaboration with
University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California
- Exposed to Scams: What Separates Victims from Non-Victims? (2019): collaboration with FINRA Foundation, Stanford Center on Longevity and Federal Trade Commission

If you are interested in exploring how you could work with us, please contact BBB Institute at Institute [at] IABBB.org.


Make a Donation

If you share our vision and believe in a more trustworthy marketplace, consider supporting us on a one-time or recurring basis. Your dollars help us magnify our impact in small towns and big cities across North America. Donate here


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