Entries for 'Brad Hurley'

Tackling Population Growth
A look at some of the progress, obstacles, and issues surrounding one of the world's most pressing issues.
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.
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.
Climbing Toward Hope: How Graduation Programs Help People Rise from Extreme Poverty
Graduation programs such as those run by Village Enterprise help people lift themselves out of extreme poverty by providing a small up-front infusion of cash to address immediate needs followed by training to build long-term skills and business capabilities. The evidence of their effectiveness is strong.
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.
The Stories Behind the Data
Next time you see health or poverty statistics, or data used to evaluate the effectiveness of charities, take a moment to reflect on the hard work and dedication that must have gone into collecting the underlying data.
How to Give Like Bill Gates, Even if You Have Little to Give
By following the Gates Foundation's principle that "all lives have equal value," you can dramatically increase the impact of your giving.
3 Painless Ways to Increase Your Giving
For years, I’ve been putting almond butter on my toast every morning. Tasty, filling, and nutritious, it felt like a good way to start my day. But the price of almonds where I live has nearly doubled in recent years, due to a combination of higher demand and smaller yields from drought-striken California. A few months ago, I gasped when I saw the price of a 1-pound jar of almond butter at my local market: it was more than $15. I was going through a pound of almond butter roughly every 10 days, which meant it was costing me $45 per month. In contrast, a pound of peanut butter would cost me $5. I decided to switch, saving $30 per month. The change wasn’t hard: I like peanut butter.
Why I Still Give to Oxfam
Oxfam is one of The Life You Can Save's recommended charities, but not everyone sees it as an effective organization. Here's why I still give to Oxfam.
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