The good news, in fact the great news, is that you can! While there are endless problems in the world that you as an individual cannot solve, you can actually save lives and reduce unnecessary suffering and premature death. Should you do it? Watch this video and decide for yourself. The information on our website can help you give most effectively to become a life saver.
A pledge is your personal commitment to give a percentage of your income in the upcoming year to effective charities. By taking the pledge, you can do you part to help reduce global poverty—and the unnecessary suffering and premature death that those who live in extreme poverty endure every day.
The percentage we recommend is determined by your income—the more you make, the easier it is to do more. The calculator here will help you determine your pledge amount.
Peter Singer suggests that if, like you, everyone was to pledge the recommended amount for their income, we could eliminate, or at least dramatically reduce, global poverty. Please do your part by taking the pledge today!
I pledge to give this percent of my income over the coming year to fight extreme poverty
Does supporting effective charities mean that we have to give up on the causes close to us? It's not quite so black and white.
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Our third Giving Game guest post features a corporate Giving Game played by thirty-five team members of TGG Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm co-founded by Freakonomics author Steve Levitt. TGG's corporate Giving Game successfully raised over $8000 for GiveDirectly, a non-profit that facilitates cash transfers to some of the world's poorest people. Today we're excited to bring you a guest post by TGG's Peter Cohen on what he and his colleagues learned about effective giving.