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

Wise Giving Wednesday: Assessing New Charities

One of the strengths of the charitable sector in the United States is the sheer volume of charities. According to the 2020 IRS Data Book (the most current available) during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, there were a total of 1,404,170 organizations that were tax exempt as charities
May 04, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Diana Byer of the NY Theater Ballet video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Diana Byer, the Founder of the New York Theatre Ballet. Diana talks to us about how she has changed the lives of many at-risk children in New York City through the power of dance. Her LIFT program is the subject of an upcoming film that will soon be premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Apr 29, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: Third Month for Ukraine Relief

On Monday, April 25th, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced the need for $2.25 billion in assistance to help Ukraine
Apr 27, 2022

Heart of Giving Podcast, Victoria Vrana of the Gates Foundation video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Victoria Vrana, Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships Connect, Gates Foundation. Victoria leads the Giving Ecosystems and Giving By All work for the Philanthropic Partnership team, including initiatives that focus on policy, data, and infrastructure and efforts to encourage everyday giving in the U.S., China, India, and the Middle East.
Apr 26, 2022

Ukraine Relief, International Rescue Committee video icon

As part of our Ukraine Relief Charity Interview series, Nancy Dent, Senior Global Communications Officer of the International Rescue Committee talks about the organization's relief efforts in and around Ukraine during the crisis in the area.
Apr 22, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: Earth Day 2022

Fifty-two years ago, Earth Day had its first observance on April 22, 1970.
Apr 20, 2022