With this video filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, we set out to find just how far a small amount of money can go in the right hands.
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
This is a guest blog post by David Neal, medical student and Director on the Policy Team of the Cambridge-based Polygeia.A new campaign asks you to help defeat life-threatening diseases caused by parasitic worms. All you need to do is use social media to share your attempt at the dance move “the worm” to raise awareness for one charity’s efforts to fight some of the most insidious diseases of the developing world.
Over our lifetimes, many of us will invest more money for our retirement and other goals than we give to charities. Impact investing offers a way to put those investments to work in doing good, achieving social and environmental results that can complement your giving.
Guest post by Joy Sun, COO (Domestic) of GiveDirectly.GiveDirectly’s distinctiveness has been an emphasis on rigorous data rather than on stories about individual recipients to demonstrate success. We focus on providing donors with evidence about average effects rather than on stories about individual recipients, which can often be cherry picked to serve marketing objectives. A growing number of donors, particularly in the effective altruism movement, are demanding evidence like this.
Peter Singer explains "The Why and How of Effective Altruism" in an inspiring TED Talk that has been viewed over a million times worldwide.