WiserGiving® provides free interactive tools, resources, and expert advice to help you increase your charitable impact and achieve your philanthropy goals.
As a nonprofit, our commitment is to provide unbiased guidance customized for you. WiserGiving.org features unique tools that simplify complex issues and provide objective, actionable recommendations based on the knowledge of experts in the field. Stay tuned; more tools and apps are on the way!
Our founders, Liz Bremner, a seasoned philanthropy executive, and Karen Crow, an Internet veteran from Google, saw their Silicon Valley colleagues struggling to effectively jump-start their philanthropy. With grants from the Ford Foundation and Hewlett Foundation, Liz and Karen began implementing their vision of a suite of interactive online tools that make it fast and easy for donors to become more strategic and impactful. They launched WiserGiving in 2012.
Teams: We've attracted a diverse team of leaders in philanthropy, technology and social media
Liz has spent her career in the philanthropic sector and is co-founder of WiserGiving®. For 25 years she’s provided leadership for new and emerging organizations including The Foundation Incubator, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Los Angeles Women's Foundation. Liz contributes her experience in management, finance, fundraising, and strategic planning to numerous nonprofits and serves on the boards of Ms. Foundation for Women and ZeroDivide.
Karen is a 15-year Internet veteran. She spent seven years at Google where she ran the West Coast Sales and Operations. She was a recipient of the Google Founders' Award, recognizing leaders who make an extraordinary contribution to the company. Prior to Google, she was a partner at an international strategy consulting firm. She brings strong start-up experience, having co-founded EXG Technologies.
Executive Director, Bolder Giving
Jason serves as Executive Director of Bolder Giving (fiscal sponsor for WiserGiving) and as an award-winning Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. He brings to the WiserGiving team a background in philanthropy education, nonprofit strategy & leadership, and urban policy and education advocacy. He is a regular commentator in the media about philanthropy and generosity and serves on a range of boards including the North Star Fund, Proteus Fund, 21st Century School Fund, and Solidaire Donor Network.
Designer, Firestik Studio
With a spark of inspiration, Eric established Firestik Studio in 2005. He has over 16 years experience in branding, graphic design and advertising. He collaborates with his clients to create strong visual brands across various mediums that touch hearts and resonate in minds. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Print, Graphic Design USA and AIGA New Mexico. His end goal is to do great work with great people.
Scott has over 20 years of experience in information technology, specializing in practical business software, and finding creative and practical solutions. His technical guidance made WiserGiving a reality.
Advisors: Our team of advisors consists of professionals and experts that guide our organization and provide critical input and advice
Contributors: Many thanks to the people who contributed their time, energies and ideas to make WiserGiving a reality
WiserGiving® is a part of Bolder Giving, a non-profit organization that encourages people to build bold giving into their lives and then shares the stories of these generous givers to inspire others.
WiserGiving’s suite of free online tools is designed to help people develop thoughtful strategies to guide their philanthropic decisions. Your support will help WiserGiving® build more innovative tools and ensure that our quizzes continue to be available to everyone free of charge.