In his book, The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer suggests a public standard minimum that we should expect ourselves and others to give to charity: 1% of our annual income. Our calculator below can be used to determine the percentage of your income that Peter suggests you donate annually.
If this amount seems too high for you right now, we encourage you to start off by annually increasing your giving and directing your donations toward more effective and impactful charities. Each year you can achieve your "personal best" by giving more and giving more effectively. Our recommended charities address global extreme poverty in highly effective ways, delivering the most "bang for your buck" as evidenced by stringent reviews and third party evaluations. These select organizations relieve the most suffering, or save the most lives, per dollar donated.
Peter Singer on The Colbert Report
The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
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