News & Updates

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

Heart of Giving, Peter Kadens video icon

In this week's episode of the Heart of Giving Podcast, we chat with Peter Kadens and learn about how he is using the wealth that he made in the cannabis business for social good by providing financial support to students from underserved communities to bring about multi-generational change.
Sep 29, 2021

Simon Davies, Teen Cancer America video icon

In this episode of our Building Trust Video series, we speak with Simon Davies, Executive Director of Teen Cancer America. This organization works to improve the experience, outcomes, and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing facilities and programs designed especially for them in hospitals throughout the USA. Read our full report on the organization here,
Sep 29, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Reaches 350 Posts!

350 weeks ago, on January 14, 2015, Wise Giving Wednesday premiered on the website.
Sep 22, 2021

BBB WGA 20th Anniversary Event, Part One: Our History video icon

Bennett Weiner, Executive Vice President and COO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, gives a history of the BBB's role in the charity space and the merger of the BBB's Philanthropic Advisory Service with the National Charities Information Bureau to form the BBB Wise Giving Alliance in 2001.
Sep 21, 2021

Heart of Giving Podcast, Aaron Bass video icon

In this week's episode of the Heart of Giving Podcast, we continue our series on education with our next guest, Aaron Bass, CEO of EastSide Charter School. During his tenure, EastSide has outperformed the state in growth on the state assessment. We talk to him about educating young people in poor and disadvantaged situations who are affected by the lack of proper resources and disproportionate access.
Sep 21, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Standards Provide an Objective Framework

One of the fundamental components of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance approach to charity evaluation is being objective.
Sep 15, 2021