About us

CharityCheck101.org was created by SeriousGivers, itself an IRC Section 501(c)(3) charity.

In 2018, SeriousGivers wound up its business and dissolved under California and Federal law – after seven years helping busy charity donors do good better.

  • All remaining bank balances were donated to the operators of CharityWatch (a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission to promote informed giving is much like that of SeriousGivers).
  • Founder Ed Long plans to keep much of the content and information alive through SeriousGivers.org, CharityCheck101.org or EdwardWLong.com.

This site provides general information, not specific advice on individual matters. Persons wanting specific advice on the matters discussed should contact an advisor experienced in those matters.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express written permission is strictly prohibited.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the CharityCheck101.org website with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.