News & Updates

Read the Wise Giving Wednesday blog each week to keep up to date on charity issues.

Heart of Giving Podcast, Diana Byer of the NY Theater Ballet video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Diana Byer, the Founder of the New York Theatre Ballet. Diana talks to us about how she has changed the lives of many at-risk children in New York City through the power of dance. Her LIFT program is the subject of an upcoming film that will soon be premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Apr 29, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Victoria Vrana of the Gates Foundation video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Victoria Vrana, Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships Connect, Gates Foundation. Victoria leads the Giving Ecosystems and Giving By All work for the Philanthropic Partnership team, including initiatives that focus on policy, data, and infrastructure and efforts to encourage everyday giving in the U.S., China, India, and the Middle East.
Apr 26, 2022

Ukraine Relief, International Rescue Committee video icon

As part of our Ukraine Relief Charity Interview series, Nancy Dent, Senior Global Communications Officer of the International Rescue Committee talks about the organization's relief efforts in and around Ukraine during the crisis in the area.
Apr 22, 2022

Ukraine Relief, Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International video icon

As part of our Ukraine Relief Charity Interview series, Miguel Abi-hassan, Chief Animal Rescue and Care Officer at Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International talks about the organization's relief efforts in and around Ukraine during the crisis in the area.
Apr 19, 2022

Ukraine Relief, World Vision video icon

As part of our Ukraine Relief Charity Interview series, Mark Smith, Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs for World Vision, talks about the organization's relief efforts in and around Ukraine during the crisis in the area.
Apr 13, 2022

Heart of Giving podcast: Matt Lawler, Ceca Foundation video icon

In this week's episode, we interview the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Ceca Foundation, Matthew Lawlor. We talk about the caregiving industry, the challenges being faced by caregivers in the healthcare communities, and the impact that Ceca is making to improve the situation. Learn more about their work here: https://cecafoundation.org/
Apr 12, 2022