Philanthropy executive Liz Bremner and Google veteran Karen Crow were working in Silicon Valley when the technology boom made instant donors out of many highly successful business people they knew. With seed grants from the Ford and Hewlett foundations and the expertise of philanthropy leaders, Liz and Karen created a suite of free interactive online tools to make smart philanthropy simple for new and seasoned donors. Joining Liz and Karen in this nonprofit effort are a board of directors, advisors, and contributors.
The WiserGiving Style Quiz™ is a free interactive tool that helps donors understand their innate problem-solving style and align their giving with their beliefs. (The Quiz was an outgrowth of Making the Case, a framework for measuring social change, created by Stephanie Clohesy, Chris Grumm and others for the Women's Funding Network to work with women's foundations. Clohesy adapted the quiz for use directly with donors. It was developed into an online tool by Bremner and Crow in partnership with Clohesy who wrote the original content and edited the new version of the quiz.)
The WiserGiving Wizard™ is a proprietary tool designed by Bremner and Crow to help donors and financial professionals learn about popular charitable giving vehicles and identify the right vehicles based on stated charitable, financial and personal goals.
Liz has spent her 25 year career in the philanthropic sector. She’s provided leadership for new and emerging organizations including The Foundation Incubator, Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Los Angeles Women's Foundation. Liz has received awards from Full Circle Fund, Women and Philanthropy, and Women's Funding Network recognizing her longstanding work for social change.
Karen is an experienced executive with broad range of skills in strategy, operations, marketing and sales. 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. Previously, she was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting.
Director of Social Impact
Peggy is the Director of Social Impact at NetSuite. Previously, she was Executive Director of WiserEarth, a global network of activists committed to sustainability and social justice. Peggy brings a wealth of experience in social media, grass roots intitiatives and global organizing. She hold an MBA in Sustainability.
Nancy Cole Loeterman
Cole & Loeterman
Nancy has successfully represented over a thousand injured clients in personal injury matters. She is a tenacious advocate that personally handles all aspects of the litigation and case resolution processes. Nancy is a longstanding member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and of ProVisor
Council of Advisors
Jill Blair Consulting
Jill is an independent consultant based in San Francisco. She is well known for her work with philanthropies and nonprofits on local and national issues of strategy and organizational health. With a passion for process that produces impact, she enjoys working with leaders and teams to explore and clarify values, develop a shared understanding of purpose and practice and adopt methods that comport with the team's capacities, skills and passions.
Stephanie is founder and principal of Clohesy Consulting, an organizational development firm offering planning, research, and design services to philanthropic foundations and nonprofit institutions. Her 30 years of national and international experience include public policy reform, women's and human rights, civic participation and democratization, and organizational and leadership development. Stephanie focuses her work on the “intersections” in equality and social justice issues. Stephanie helped create Making the Case for the Women's Funding Network, which inspired the WiserGiving® Style Quiz. Stephanie lives in Cedar Falls, IA.
Founder & Principal
As founder and principal of Ktisis Capital, Jason is a strategic advisor to progressive individual donors, families, foundations and philanthropic collaboratives. He also serves as the W.K.Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. He was an award-winning Adjunct Professors at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service and is a regular commentator in the media about philanthropy.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. He has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice includes starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.
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Eugene runs a training program called Collaboration Muscles & Mindsets, a space for changemakers to practice the skills they need to work effectively in groups. Previously he spent a decade helping groups learn how to come alive and collaborate more skillfully. Eugene co-founded two social change consultancies: Blue Oxen Associates and Groupaya. He has worked with C-level business leaders and social activists, rocket scientists and spies, billionaires and hackers, foundation and farmers.
Suzanne is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Asia Foundation. Prior, she worked at the Ford Foundation, serving in various leadership positions in field offices in Southeast Asia and in its New York headquarters. Most recently she was Ford's director of Social Justice Philanthropy, overseeing efforts to mobilize philanthropic resources and to build strong local and regional foundations engaged in social development in the United States and throughout the world.
Kelly is the founder of Brand Movement, an award-winning strategic brand development firm. She has over 20 years of experience elevating the profitability, visibility and brand performance of diverse organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Previously, Kelly was Partner / Vice President of Pattee Design.
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