Our Story

We make smart philanthropy simple.

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.

Our Team

Teams: We've attracted a diverse team of leaders in philanthropy, technology and social media

Elizabeth Bremner
Elizabeth Bremner

Co-Founder

Karen Crow
Karen Crow

Co-Founder

Jason  Franklin
Jason Franklin

Executive Director, Bolder Giving

Eric Griego
Eric Griego

Designer, Firestik Studio

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson

Technical Advisor


Advisors: Our team of advisors consists of professionals and experts that guide our organization and provide critical input and advice

Jill Blair
Jill
Blair

Principal
Jill Blair Consulting 

Stephanie Clohesy
Stephanie
Clohesy

Founder
Clohesy Consulting 

Peggy Duvette
Peggy
Duvette

Director of Social Impact
NetSuite 

Glen Galaich
Glen
Galaich

CEO
The Philanthropy Workshop 

Paul Hawken
Paul
Hawken

Environmentalist and Entrepreneur
 

Beth Kanter
Beth
Kanter

Author
Beth's Blog 

Eugene Eric Kim
Eugene Eric
Kim

Founder
Changemaker Bootcamp 

Suzanne Siskel
Suzanne
Siskel

EVP, COO
Asia Foundation 


Contributors: Many thanks to the people who contributed their time, energies and ideas to make WiserGiving a reality

  • Betsy Brill, Founder, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd.
  • Mary Ellen Capek, Principal, Capek Consulting
  • Crystal Hayling, Former President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Jenny Hodgson, Executive Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations
  • Miya Iwataki, Former Director, Office of Diversity and Cultural Competency at Los Angeles County Health Services Administration
  • Yun-Fang Juan, Founder, Fundastic
  • Alicia Lara, Vice President of Community Investment, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • Kelly Stiles, Principal, Brand Movement, Inc.
  • Wibowo Sulisto, Front-end Developer, WiserGiving

Our Partner

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.

Support Us

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.

Contact Us

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We’d love to hear your comments and questions. Contact us at: info@wisergiving.org