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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.
Charity is a two-way life-affirming act. Those who seek to aid others are habitually rescued by the very people they try to save. Humanity needs a slow, gentle walk outside its comfort zone, and we can help our friends to access its life transforming potential by stepping out of the comfort zone with them.
Ending the needless suffering from global poverty as soon as possible is clearly a priority. But what about the plight of the five million or so other species that we share the planet with? The world’s biodiversity is in a bad way. Can we address these two key global challenges at the same time? Yes.
Would you like to multiply the impact of your giving? Giving Games may be just what you’re looking for. This post will explore how the economics behind Giving Games can help you leverage your donations.I’ll examine both the costs and benefits of Giving Games, and show that while the costs are minimal, the potential benefits are extremely impactful. You will likely find the implications of the number crunching below surprising. The numbers demonstrate that even if Giving Games inspire only one participant out of a hundred to give more effectively, they still provide significant leverage for your charitable donations.
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
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.