October 12, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Hurricane Matthew Hits the U.S.

News accounts show us pictures of small boats floating across the flooded aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina, as responders seek to rescue remaining residents trapped by the devastation. I..
October 5, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Giving for Hurricane Matthew Relief

Hurricane Matthew was rated a Category 4 (which is defined as having winds from 133 to 155 miles per hour) as it struck Haiti and now moves on to other islands in the Caribbean and then threatens the Ea..
September 28, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Philanthropic Risk and Trust

Would you parachute out of an airplane to raise money for charity? My guess is most of us would not. While the proposed action exceeds our risk comfort level, the question does get your attention becaus..
September 21, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Librarian’s $4 Million Bequest

Last week, an article on InsideHigherEd.com got my attention. It told the tale of a frugal staff member at the University of New Hampshire library who passed away in 2015 and left a sizable bequest wort..
September 14, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: September 11 Fundraising – Lessons Learned

There were many ceremonies and remembrances honoring the 15th anniversary of September 11th which took place this past Sunday. This also brings to mind what we experienced 15 years ago. Among other thin..
September 7, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Back to School & Charities

It’s September, and the kids are back in school across the country. And many parents out there know that this also signifies  not just the three r’s of Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic, but also the..
August 31, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charities & Disclosure of Requested Information

Last Thursday, we distributed a press release that included a list of the 10 largest charities (ranked by Fiscal Year 2014 total contributions) that did not disclose any of the information requested by ..
August 24, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: US Olympic Swimmers Controversy & Charities

The allegations surrounding the behavior of Ryan Lochte and other Olympic swimmers during a stop at a gas station in Rio created an international embarrassment.  It’s a sad result for these athlete..
August 17, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Flood Victims in Louisiana

About a month ago, we wrote about floods in West Virginia and now we sadly note that Louisiana has also experienced devastating floods as well. The Louisiana Governor's office reports that over 12,..
August 10, 2016

Wise Giving Wednesday: USOC Seeks Olympic Gold

As we watch the Olympic games on our televisions, tablets and smart phones, we are mesmerized by the skills and abilities of the athletes competing in Rio.  And during the commercial breaks for the..