News & Updates

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

Heart of Giving, Leslie Burrs, Part 2 video icon

This week we continue the conversation with composer, flutist, and Executive Director of Opera North Inc. Leslie Burrs. Tune in to learn how he considers art to be a powerful tool for change and uses music to understand and interpret his experiences.
Mar 23, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Ambassador Lenhardt Retires from BBB Wise Giving Alliance Governing Board

During the March 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Ambassador Al Lenhardt, a long-time friend and supporter of the accountability mission of this organization, announced that he was stepping down from the Board.
Mar 17, 2021

Heart of Giving, Andre Hughes video icon

Andre Hughes, Social Entrepreneur, Powered by Action has had an impactful and inspiring career in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Listen in to discover how he came to start something focused on social good after spending much of his life helping corporations succeed.
Mar 16, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation Shut Down

On March 4, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) along with 38 U.S. States and the District of Columbia announced a shutdown of a telefunding operation accused of carrying out deceptive robocalls for charity.
Mar 10, 2021

Heart of Giving, Leslie Burrs, Part1 video icon

Composer, flutist, and Executive Director of Opera North Inc. Leslie Burrs joins us for the first of a two-part conversation. Listen in to learn about his inspiring career, hear some of his projects, and find out how he has made a conscious choice to use his music for social change and justice.
Mar 09, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Encouraging Giving Projections for 2021 and 2022

A few weeks ago, we noted that, as reported in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Blackbaud Institute released its 2020 Charitable Giving Report which estimates that overall giving rose 2 percent during 2020. We are pleased to note that yesterday, The NonProfit Times announced more good news.
Mar 03, 2021