News & Updates

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

Heart of Giving Podcast: Brandon Wolf, Equality Florida video icon

In this week's episode, we are closing out Pride Month with an interview with Brandon Wolf who is a nationally recognized LGBTQ civil rights advocate, leader in the movement to end gun violence in America, and survivor of the 2016 shooting at Pulse Nightclub. Brandon is the Press Secretary at the BBB's Give.org accredited charity - Equality Florida. Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's LGBTQ community.
Jun 28, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast: Lt. Gen. Jim Laster of Toys for Tots Foundation video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Lieutenant General James B. Laster, President and CEO, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. We talk to him about the work being done by Toys for Tots and their expanded services.
Jun 22, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast: A Taste of the Heart of Giving video icon

In this week's episode, we look back and explore some of our past episodes to find out what motivated some of our esteemed guests to embark on their philanthropic journey and the early experiences that made a mark and inspired them along the way.
Jun 15, 2022

Building Trust Video Series: Bridget Kesner, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin video icon

In this episode of our Building Trust Series, we talk with Bridget Kesner, Director of Philanthropy for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin. This organization works to be a home away from home for families seeking medical care for seriously ill or injured children at partner hospitals. Read our full report here, https://bit.ly/3aJJuCu
Jun 09, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast: Elvia Castro and our Donor Trust Report video icon

In this week's episode, we chat with our very own Elvia Castro about the latest Give.org Special Donor Trust Report: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This report explores whether donors value DEI in charities, whether DEI is a meaningful consideration in the giving process, and how different demographic groups differ in their preferences. You can find the report here - https://give.org/give.org-donor-trust-report
Jun 08, 2022

Building Trust Series: Laura Baerwolf, Mona Foundation video icon

In this episode of our Building Trust Series, we talk with Laura Baerwolf, Chief Operating Officer of the Mona Foundation. This organization works to support grassroots educational initiatives that provide education to all children, increase opportunities for women and girls and emphasize service to the community. Read our full report here, https://bit.ly/3aCJ8NJ
Jun 08, 2022