News & Updates

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

Sheri Lambert, Make A Wish Greater Virginia video icon

In this episode of our Building Trust Video series, we talk with Sheri Lambert, President and CEO of Make A Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia. The organization works to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Read our full report on the organization here,
Aug 31, 2021

Heart of Giving, Anniversary Compilation, Part 2 video icon

We are celebrating our 1st anniversary by taking a walk down memory lane! In this special highlights episode, we revisit some of our most memorable episodes to learn about what drove our esteemed guests to a career of service and giving. This is part two of a two-part episode.
Aug 31, 2021

BBB’s Issues Advice on Donating for Hurricane Ida Relief

On Sunday, Hurricane Ida, with winds of 150 miles per hour, hit Louisiana. This Category 4 storm is one of the strongest to impact this area.
Aug 30, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: The Three Phases of Disaster Activity

Whether it’s the devastating flooding that took place in Middle Tennessee, the next tropical disturbance that threatens to become a hurricane or a tornado that quickly destroys a town, disasters usually run through a shared cycle of activity – the three R’s of disasters: Rescue, Relief and Recovery.
Aug 25, 2021

Mariah Smith, No One Left Behind video icon

In this episode of our Building Trust Video series, we talk with Mariah Smith of No One Left Behind. The organization works to help America's wartime allies from Afghanistan and Iraq who are eligible for the Special Immigrant Visa Program to navigate the visa application process and to resettle in the United States once they receive their visa. Read our full report on the organization here, We also did a podcast with the organization discussing their work responding to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. You can listen to that episode on The Heart of Giving podcast here,
Aug 25, 2021

Heart of Giving, No One Left Behind video icon

The recent withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has thrown the country into a sudden transition and as we continue to monitor the situation there, we talk to team No One Left Behind to get a better sense of the American philanthropic response to this crisis.
Aug 24, 2021