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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
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 your part to help reduce global poverty—and the preventable suffering those who live in extreme poverty endure every day.
The percentage we recommend you give to charity is determined by your income—the more you make, the easier it is to donate more. The calculator here will help you determine your recommended donation.
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.
Giving Games are an effective, inexpensive, and scalable way to promote effective giving. Further, they are a way for people to get tremendous leverage out of their personal giving, which is why we are investing heavily in financially supporting and promoting Giving Games. The next posts in this series will address these three issues in turn: Why do we believe Giving Games teach better giving? How cost effective are Giving Games? And why do we think the model will scale?
By Tom Ash, Charity ScienceCharity Science and The Life You Can Save are excited to announce a new fundraiser called Experience Poverty, which will raise money to provide medical services for children suffering from debilitating parasitic worms. As well as helping to fundraise for deworming treatments for hundreds of children, Experience Poverty is an unusually good opportunity to connect with people who are interested in cost-effective charity and start conversations with them - something that is rare to find an excuse to do. Dozens of people and many effective altruist groups around the world are going to take part.
US $3 for a mosquito net, help someone see for US $35, AU$20 for vegetable seeds for a family in Timor-Leste – we've all seen the examples many charities provide of how little it takes to help someone. The aim is to make the impact your money can have more tangible, and clearly this works for many people or aid organisations wouldn't break them down like that – but it's still always felt a bit abstract to me. Maybe because extreme poverty was something happening far away; maybe because these amounts felt like just a number – I couldn't feel the difference they made. So if, like me, you're one of those people who find it hard to relate to these numbers on an emotional level, here's a little story about what finally did it for me – and some suggestions as to what might do it for you as well.
Peter Singer explains "The Why and How of Effective Altruism" in an inspiring TED Talk that has been viewed over a million times worldwide.
A new way of Philanthropy Education