About Us

Elizabeth Share, Founder

I am passionate about helping donors, fundraisers and nonprofits increase the impact and joy of their work. I do this by offering confidential, strategic philanthropic guidance in a wide range of areas including grant making, fund and board development, legal compliance, due diligence, grants administration, financial management, trend analysis and evaluation.

My goal always is to focus on the relational, not just transactional, elements of philanthropy. And to craft grants and programs that reward donors and grantees with the opportunity to see the positive impact of their ideas, energy, and financial investments over time

As a grant maker, grant seeker and philanthropic advisor, I have deep insight into the unique and sometimes conflicting perspectives of donors and grantees and am able to guide each with sensitivity, expertise and a keenly diplomatic hand.  Working across the philanthropic process has also enabled me to create and sustain relationships with foundations, nonprofit leaders worldwide, high-net-worth individuals, and a wide range of external consultants and colleagues including direct service providers, advocates, policy makers and researchers.

Prior to founding my own philanthropic advisory practice, I gained experience working as a direct service provider, a corporate foundation executive, a development director and a financial analyst.

I am currently both the principal of Wise Giving and as Chief Development Officer for The Center for Investigative Reporting.  I also serve on the Advisory Boards of Beyond Differences, Bread & Roses, Slide Ranch and Nepal Youth Foundation.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, I earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2018 after two years of executive coursework.