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The Giving Game Project’s Vision and Strategic Plan
The Giving Game Project has an ambitious goal: we want to provide philanthropy education at a scale that will fundamentally shift the way people learn about, and practice, charitable giving. Why do we think we can achieve this goal, and how are we going to do it?
A Request from The Giving Game Project
You can multiply the impact of your giving by supporting the Giving Game Fund. By sponsoring Giving Games, you can help participants learn by giving. You’ll still be able to help great charities, but you’ll get added leverage by influencing participants to give better and supporting the outreach efforts of effective giving advocates worldwide.
The Giving Game Project's Annual Report
With another school year in the books, it's time to take stock here at The Giving Game Project. This report reflects back on our progress over the last year, where we stand relative to our long-term goals, and our plans for the future.
Want to run an outreach event?  Here’s what we learned from researching the best models
More and more groups and individuals around the world are looking for ways to spread awareness about effective giving. We wanted to find out which forms of outreach have the most impact for the lowest costs? So we did some research.

Over the last year, The Life You Can Save and Giving What We Can (GWWC) have collaborated on a study to help shed light on this question. We collected data from 25 outreach events conducted by GWWC chapters during the 2014-15 academic year. Of these events, 16 were lecture events and 9 involved Giving Games. Here’s what the results tell us.
Four Philanthropy Educators Weigh in on Giving Games
For today’s blog post, I’ve asked four researchers and educators to discuss the pros and cons of our Giving Games philanthropy outreach model. Each of these academics has facilitated Giving Games for their students in their role as teachers and mentors.

We place a great deal of weight on the feedback we receive from our Giving Games facilitators. After all, they have a firsthand view of how participants respond to Giving Games. Are participants engaged in the conversation? Are they thinking critically about the questions at hand? Which issues did they find most important?
How Giving Games help grow our philanthropy outreach
The first Giving Game took place at Princeton University about three years ago. By the time the academic year wraps up this spring, more than 5,000 students will have participated in Giving Games at over 40 colleges and universities around the world....
How Sponsoring Giving Games Can Multiply the Impact of Your Donations
Would you like to multiply the impact of your giving? Giving Games may be just what you’re looking for. This post will explore how the economics behind Giving Games can help you leverage your donations.

I’ll examine both the costs and benefits of Giving Games, and show that while the costs are minimal, the potential benefits are extremely impactful. You will likely find the implications of the number crunching below surprising. The numbers demonstrate that even if Giving Games inspire only one participant out of a hundred to give more effectively, they still provide significant leverage for your charitable donations.
How Giving Games Teach Better Giving
The Life You Can Save has helped host Giving Games across college campuses, high school classrooms, and alongside corporate innovators. Both participants and facilitators have given us overwhelmingly positive feedback about the Giving Games they’ve hosted. Here are a few reasons why we believe our Giving Games empower potential donors to give effectively.

Giving Games come in all sorts of varieties, but all share certain commonalities. In essence, Giving Games provide potential donors with valuable information about effective giving. Our Giving Games are designed to apply what we know about promoting more generous and more effective giving.
What are Giving Games?
Giving Games are an effective, inexpensive, and scalable way to promote effective giving. Further, they are a way for people to get tremendous leverage out of their personal giving, which is why we are investing heavily in financially supporting and promoting Giving Games. The next posts in this series will address these three issues in turn: Why do we believe Giving Games teach better giving? How cost effective are Giving Games? And why do we think the model will scale?

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