Entries for 2016

How Can We Empower Women to End Poverty?
“We’re the first generation of people who do really know what the cure for poverty is. It eluded people for a long, long time. The cure for poverty has a name, in fact. It’s called the empowerment of women.” - Christopher Hitchens
Three Ways to Reach Your Giving Goals
Have you ever found it difficult to meet your giving goals? Here are three approaches you can use to help you stay on track in the future.
Peter Singer's Best Charities for 2017
We’re excited to announce our 2017 list of Best Charities working against global poverty. These 18 non-profit organizations perform innovative and cost-effective work to bring medical services, vital nutrients, and economic opportunities to many of the 702 million people living in extreme poverty today. They use evidence-backed interventions to give new hope to the world’s neediest men, women, and children.
Announcing Our New and Improved Charity Selection Methodology
As Chief Operating Officer of The Life You Can Save, I'm excited to announce our new methodology for selecting our list of recommended charities. We know our list is a critical piece of what we offer to donors, and feel a strong responsibility to offer people reliable and great giving opportunities. In the short term, the shift we're making won't lead to major changes. But the improvements we're introducing today will help ensure that over the long run our process continues to produce a list of charities donors can trust.
Improving Food Quality for Hundreds of Millions of People
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Project Healthy Children (PHC) — two non-profit organizations recommended by The Life You Can Save — have recently announced a partnership to improve the quality and delivery of one of the world’s most cost-effective interventions: food fortification.
What Does Gender Equality Have to Do with Global Poverty?
In the struggle against global poverty, is gender equality an impactful goal we should focus on and strive towards?
This New Tool is Designed to Help You Make the Biggest Difference Possible
Clearerthinking.org's Leaving Your Mark on the World: The Essential Starter's Guide is a brand-new way for you to learn more about making sure your efforts really help the world's needy.
Why We Should Celebrate International Day of the Girl Everyday
Yesterday was International Day of the Girl, a holiday created five years by the United Nations to spread awareness and spur conversions about gender inequality and challenges that affect the 1.1 billion girls around the world.
5 Must-Read Books for this Fall
With the seasons changing, now is as good a time as any to curl up with a book that could impact your life—and the lives of those living in global poverty— in a new and extremely valuable way.
Peter Singer's New Book: Ethics in the real world
Our founder, Peter Singer, just released his latest book: Ethics in The Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter.  Of those 82 essays—all of which are extremely accessible, coming from a philosopher—a handful focus on phi...
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