Entries for 'Charles Bresler'

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?
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.
Safeguards are essential in all workplaces, including Nonprofits
The past year’s groundswell of allegations and verdicts about sexual misconduct reflects behavior not only within high-visibility arenas like entertainment, government, sports and business, but also in the nonprofit domain.
Corporations should treat philanthropy dollars like business dollars. Here's why.
A viewer of last Sunday's Super Bowl ads could easily assume that philanthropy is a central part of Anheuser-Busch InBev's business. In reality, how generous—and how effective—is corporate philanthropy?
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.
Best Charities vs. Top Charities
At The Life You Can Save, we give a lot of thought to our terminology, for example whether to refer to "Top Charities" vs. "Best Charities", and even whether to use the very word "charities".
African Famine Relief: How to Respond?
Famine is currently threatening 20 million lives over four East African countries. Extreme poverty causes preventable disease and death for millions around the world each year. Where and how should you give?
Letter from a Ugandan Famer
I received this email from Anthony Kalulu, a farmer I know in Uganda, who has developed a farmers' cooperative with 300 farmers that have been living in extreme poverty. He also comes from extreme poverty. The email speaks for itself.
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...
Part III: How to change your behavior and achieve your personal best
For those of us whose awareness and behavior are not so inherently or concertedly altruistic, I believe we can follow a program wherein we intentionally build up our consciousness and actions to alter our “normal” giving behavior so it more closely aligns with our goals and values around protecting lives; we can escape, or redefine, normal. By following these steps, we can become more educated about effective giving and build elements into our lives that help us remain aware of and committed to devoting more of our resources to improving and even saving the lives of our fellow human beings who desperately need our assistance.
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