Entries for 2017

Do Good on Autopilot with These 4 Apps
"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.
Peter Singer’s Best Charities for 2018
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.
What’s food got to do with it?
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?
My Complete Giving Makeover
Fueled by a desire to make a tangible difference, my giving makeover has transformed my own life while saving the lives of others.
Chile: One step towards effectiveness
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.
Giving Game Debates with Greek Societies
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).
Busting the ‘Admin Cost’ Myth: Why I want my donation to go to ‘Fundraising and Admin' costs
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.
Philanthropist Footballers: The Bigger Picture
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.
Why non-profits need to chase - and keep - Millennials
The Fred Hollows Foundation's Esha Thaper explores why Millennials are valuable current and future donors, and how to attract them to your cause.
Why I Donate to and Volunteer for The Life You Can Save
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.
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