News & Updates

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

Heart of Giving Podcast, Sean Davis video icon

In this week's episode, we chat with Sean Davis, CEO of Merton Capital Partners. Sean makes a compelling argument that starting with Giving Pledge billionaires who are struggling to deploy their charitable assets, firms like his could be conduits to investments in corporations that can use those funds on massive projects to solve homelessness, lack of clean water, education and more.
Jan 28, 2022

Heart of Giving Blog: Interview with Angela Kim

Though charitable causes drive social change, their success depends on the support of numerous stakeholders, including volunteers, donors, board members, and employees.
Jan 27, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: Police and Firefighter Appeals

Recent news reports about the bravery of fallen firefighters and the shooting of police when addressing domestic incidents brings attention and sympathy to these public servants.
Jan 26, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: Charity Board Meetings

One of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability (Standard 3) calls for charity governing boards to meet no less than three times per year with a majority in attendance on average at those meetings.
Jan 26, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Una Osili video icon

This week, our guest is Dr. Una Osili, the Associate Dean of Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Among other responsibilities, she leads the Giving USA Research. She joins us to shed more light on some of the themes we discussed in last week’s episode where we reviewed emerging trends and discussed our ideas for the coming year.
Jan 20, 2022

Heart of Giving Blog: Interview with Judy Belk

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how social and economic disparities can have urgent consequences, leaving those with fewer resources dangerously vulnerable.
Jan 18, 2022