News & Updates

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

Heart of Giving podcast, Brad Dudding video icon

In this week's episode, our guest is Brad Dudding, the Chief Impact Officer at The Bail Project, an organization that combats mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system - one person at a time. Listen now to learn more about his motivations to work towards creating a more fair pretrial system.
Jan 11, 2023

Heart of Giving podcast, Maritza Maldonado video icon

This episode is part of our special series "Made by the Bay" sponsored by the Tipping Point Community to feature the work of amazing people in the Bay Area, working for the betterment of their community. This week, we chat with Maritza Maldonado, Executive Director at Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment, an organization that advances the conditions for learning by helping local families meet their basic needs.
Jan 06, 2023

Wise Giving Wednesday: Public Donates Over $6 Million to Damar Hamlin’s Toy Drive

During Monday night’s football game, Damar Hamlin, Buffalo Bill's safety, suffered a life-threatening event that is generating sympathy across the country.
Jan 04, 2023

Heart of Giving Podcast, Emily Berliner video icon

This episode features one of our BBB Luminare Award for Service winners, Emily Berliner. This award honors individuals who prioritize philanthropy and have made a meaningful impact through their charitable activities. Emily is the COO/Founder of EBO Consulting, Inc. In hopes of supporting a vital and sustainable business economy in Alaska, she founded EBO Consulting Inc. with the vision of entrepreneurship as a collaborative endeavor to bring great ideas to the community. Listen now to learn more about her work!
Dec 28, 2022

Wise Giving Wednesday: Donation Tips for Generous Procrastinators

With only a few days left before midnight strikes on December 31st, many U.S. donors will make a last-minute gift to their favorite causes so that they can take a deduction on their income tax forms.
Dec 28, 2022

Heart of Giving podcast, Jeff Thongc video icon

This episode features one of our BBB Luminare Award for Service winners, Jeff Thungc. This award honors individuals who prioritize philanthropy and have made a meaningful impact through their charitable activities. Jeff is a Digital Solutions Strategist with JLT Web Solutions, a local web design and digital marketing company that supports local small businesses. Listen now to learn more about his work!
Dec 27, 2022