News & Updates

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

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,
Jun 08, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast: Elvia Castro and the BBB WGA Donor Trust Report video icon

In this week's episode, we chat with our very own Elvia Castro about the latest 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 -
Jun 07, 2022

Building Trust Series: Equality Florida video icon

In this episode of our Building Trust Series, we talk with Brandon Wolf, Press Secretary of Equality Florida. This organization works to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex, race/ethnicity, national origin, and socioeconomic status. Read our full report here,
Jun 02, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast - Memorial Day Tribute to Service video icon

Our Memorial Day special episode features interviews with individuals who represent organizations that honor and support those who have sacrificed so much to make this world a safer place.
Jun 01, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Olivia Henry Harris and Betsy Peterson video icon

In today's episode, our guests are Betsy Peterson and Olivia Henry Harris from the Council of Michigan Foundations. We discuss their programs aimed at educating younger people on the power of giving and teaching them to be grantmakers.
May 31, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Frank E. Crump, UPI Loan Fund video icon

In this episode, our guest is Frank E. Crump, the Founder, President, and CEO of UPI Loan Fund which provides loans and behavioral financial wellness services to underserved communities.
May 31, 2022