Entries for 2018

The Boys In the Cave
The worldwide outpouring of concern during the recent ordeal of 12 boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand was heartwarming. How can we harness such compassion for
the 7,500 children under five who die every day of easily preventable or treatable poverty-related illnesses?
Tackling Population Growth
On World Population Day 2018, learn how you can help The Life You Can Save's recommended charities reduce the rate of population growth in developing countries.
Why Times Square?
TLYCS's Executive Director, Charlie Bresler, explains the strategy behind funding an ad for Village Enterprise on a video billboard in Times Square.
Is it time to end the population taboo?
The issue of rapid population increase has not gone away, yet it remains an unmentionable topic in international policy circles. This must change.
World Refugee Day—Sustaining and Transformative Impact From Our Recommended Charities
Take an extra few minutes on World Refugee Day to see sustaining and transformative ways our recommended nonprofits are helping millions of our fellow global citizens who are trapped in lives of exile.
To grow a healthy movement, Go For low-hanging fruit
Much of the debate about how to build the EA movement is focused on how to frame issues to convince people. Yet many potentially highly-engaged effective altruists (EAs) haven’t even heard of EA yet: if we knew who they were, we could grow the movement far more quickly and sustainably.
Some of the Cool features on our recommended charities' websites
Not only do the nonprofits on our “recommended” list deliver effective, impactful poverty interventions but many have features on their websites that let you get a deeper, "hands-on" feel for whom your donation is helping, and how.

How You Can Give Back When You Can't Afford Cash Donations
From hurricanes to homelessness, there are plenty of charities seeking donations from well-meaning individuals looking to save some money on their taxes, amongst other things.
The Faces We Don't See
Humans are more emotionally affected by single victims we can identify as individuals than by large numbers of faceless victims. Ironically then, many of the world's most effective charities, which focus on helping large numbers of people, have a harder time appealing to donors. But if we agree that all lives have equal value, it follows that we should use our giving to save or improve as many lives as possible—regardless of whether we can see their faces.

Listen to the Radio: How DMI Saves Lives with Media Campaigns
Development Media International uses mass media campaigns to raise awareness of public health risks and change behaviors in developing countries, using rigorous analyses to test the campaigns' effectiveness and estimate how many lives they save.
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