News & Updates

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

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

Heart of Giving Blog: Interview with Hilary Pennington, Ford Foundation

In this week's Heart of Giving Podcast blog, economic empowerment is a primary goal of charitable giving, delivering financial resources to organizations and communities.
Aug 23, 2021

Wise Giving Wednesday: Helping Those in Need in Afghanistan

As the desperate situation unfolds in Afghanistan during the withdrawal of U.S. armed forces, it is difficult not to be moved by images of those seeking to flee and the immediate challenges being faced by Afghanistan citizens.
Aug 18, 2021