About us

Winding-up and dissolution

SeriousGivers (the California nonprofit benefit corporation) is winding-up its operations and dissolving its corporate existence. Founder Ed Long plans to keep selected content and information alive through SeriousGivers.org, CharityCheck101.org and/or EdwardWLong.com.
SeriousGivers is no longer seeking or accepting donations.

About SeriousGivers

  • Formed in 2010, SeriousGivers was a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and managed by a three-person board of directors.
  • The founder and CEO is Ed Long, whose 40+ years of experience includes being a partner with a major Wall Street law firm, founding and running charities, and serving as a philanthropy educator and coach.
  • Prior to dissolution, SeriousGivers was an IRC Section 501(c)(3) public charity. The SeriousGivers EIN is 27-3090206.

Privacy and contact


  1. Jane
    September 25, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    I am writing a research paper on Girl Scouts and I wanted to cite you in my paper. I was looking for an author, but I was unable to find someone. Is it possible that there is someone taking responsiblitiy for this website?
    Please respond!

    • Edward Long
      September 26, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

      Jane —
      Thanks for your question.
      If you want to cite a report found on this site, I suggest you use the approach “[name of report], SeriousGivers.org, referenced [date you reviewed the report].” We don’t attribute reports to individual authors.
      If you want to cite a post found on this site, the author’s name is typically found at the bottom of the post.
      I hope you find this helpful.
      — Ed (aka Serious)