Entries for 2017
Posted by Daniel Wyrzykowski
on Monday, December 04, 2017
"We wanted flying cars; instead we got 140 characters." Peter Thiel said some time ago. However, not all tech start-ups are trivial, and these 4 apps do bring the hope that technology can make a significant positive change.
Posted by Peter Singer
on Sunday, November 26, 2017
This Giving Season, we’re excited to announce our new list of Best Charities addressing global poverty. These 20 non-profit organizations perform innovative and cost-effective work to bring medical services, vital nutrients, and economic opportunities to many of the 767 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.
Posted by Elisabeth Meister
on Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Life You Can Save's blog usually talks about the challenge of extreme poverty and best ways to combat it, along with big and small ways in which you can contribute to the fight. So what’s food got to do with it?
Posted by Brad Hurley
on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Fueled by a desire to make a tangible difference, my giving makeover has transformed my own life while saving the lives of others.
Posted by Pablo Cabello
on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Fundación MAD is bringing Effective Altruism to Chile, importing charitable programs evaluated by J-PAL, that have demonstrated great impact and strong return, to be implemented by local charities.
Posted by Nick Yeretsian
on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
McGill University's Effective Altruism group runs lively Giving Game Debates with fraternities and sororities--and lives to tell the tale (and share their insights).
Posted by Rickard Vikstrom
on Thursday, August 24, 2017
It’s gratifying to know so many people think of others and want to be part of creating change, but it’s unfortunate that many seem to believe that not spending money on ‘administration and fundraising’ (or ‘overheads’) is the most important factor to consider when selecting an organisation to support.
Posted by Joe Slater
on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Manchester United footballer Juan Mata made headlines by pledging to donate 1% of his income to charity, to much praise. But is giving 1% really that good, or is it something that most of us should be doing anyway? As praiseworthy as Mata’s decision to pledge 1% may be, we’d do well to view it in a broader context.
Posted by Esha Thaper
on Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Fred Hollows Foundation's Esha Thaper explores why Millennials are valuable current and future donors, and how to attract them to your cause.
Posted by Charles Bresler
on Sunday, July 30, 2017
In 2013, my wife Diana and I provided the seed money for Peter Singer's organization The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) and I became the volunteer Executive Director. Why do we support the growth of an intermediary, or “meta-charity”, as TLYCS is often referred to, rather than donate directly to great nonprofits? The short answer is: simple math.