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Wise Giving Wednesday: And the Oscar Goes to….Cryptocurrency Donations for Ukraine

During the 94th Academy Awards® that aired Sunday, March 27th, one of the commercial advertisements during the breaks featured a cryptocurrency service company that provided viewers a web address or QR code link to make a cryptocurrency donation to the International Red Cross for their relief efforts in Ukraine.
Mar 30, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast - Ukraine Relief video icon

In this week's episode, BBB Wise Giving Alliance CEO and Host of the Heart of Giving Podcast, Art Taylor, will share some valuable giving tips to help you make wise giving decisions to help with the ongoing relief efforts in Ukraine. We also feature interviews with 5 of our accredited charities Mercy Corps, Americares, GlobalGiving, MAP International, and USA for UNHCR who were interviewed to discuss their relief efforts in Ukraine. Tips for Ukraine Charity relief:
Mar 29, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: Growing Needs of Ukrainian Refugees

As the war in Ukraine continues to unfold, resulting in more damage and destruction to major cities, a growing number of Ukrainians are leaving to neighboring countries.
Mar 23, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Sarah Welch video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Sarah Welch, Vice President, ideas42. We talk about what got her interested in behavioral science to understand and improve the design of programs and policies and discuss how ideas42's work is geared towards creating social impact using behavioral science.
Mar 22, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Lauren Lawson-Zilai video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Lauren Lawson-Zilai, external communications executive for Goodwill Industries International. In this episode, we cover the importance of communication in the charity space and discuss Lauren's career where she utilizes marketing and communications to drive social change and impact and elevate the brand awareness of mission-driven nonprofit organizations.
Mar 22, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: From Books to Borscht, Retail Sales Helping Ukraine

It would not be unusual for disasters and tragedies to inspire some retailers to sell products or services with the promise that some of the sales will benefit a relief assistance charity.
Mar 16, 2022