About us

Winding-up and dissolution

SeriousGivers (the California nonprofit benefit corporation) has wound up its operations and dissolved its corporate existence. Founder Ed Long is keeping keep selected content and information alive through 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.


  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)