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.
Be A Superdonor! Promoting Effective Altruism by Appealing to the Heart
By Gleb Tsipursky

Effective Altruism does a terrific job of appealing to the head. However, we currently do not do a very good job of appealing to the heart. We tend to forget Peter Singer’s famous quote that Effective Altruism “combines both the heart and the head.” When we try to pitch the EA movement to non-EAs, we focus on the head, not the heart.
Charity and Kanji - the meaning behind Altruism
After traversing the countryside and cityscapes of Japan through blistering summer heat and frosty autumn winds for three months, I began to wonder if there are parts of our idea of ‘charity’ which are globally recognised as fundamental. My studying of the language has made me reflect on the etymological nuances of ‘charity words’ and how they can help reinforce effective altruism.
How to run a Giving Game and start a local chapter
By Michael Dello-Iacovo

I was recently involved with running a Giving Game in Adelaide to help kick start a new local chapter in Australia. We introduced the concepts of effective altruism and discussed why it is important to consider the effectiveness of charities. We then summarized the work of two highly effective Australian charities, The Fred Hollows Foundation and Oxfam Australia. After dividing the audience into small groups to discuss which charity they thought was most effective, we held a vote to determine the winner. The Life You Can Save had agreed to donate $10 per attendee to the winning charity to give people incentive to think critically.
Here's an easy way to make effective giving part of your estate plans
You already give to evidence-backed charity. Now there's an easy way to make sure that you can continue to maximize the good that your money does for the global poor for years to come. We're excited to announce a new partnership with Charity Science that makes it simple and worry-free to support The Life You Can Save's recommended charities through effective estate planning.
4 innovative ways to keep children in school
What’s the best way to help children in the developed world stay in school? The answers might surprise you. While traditional international development campaigns that target school enrollment often focus on raising funds to cover the costs associated with school supplies and uniforms, these approaches don’t address the underlying social, economic, and health issues that cause children to drop out of school in the first place.
Why Water is a Fundamental Right for All
Globally, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, and 2.5 billion people do not have access to water-based sanitation resources such as toilets or clean bathing facilities. Not having access to clean water supplies isn’t just an inconvenience; for millions around the world, it’s fatal. Each year, between 6 to 8 million people die from drinking contaminated drinking water and other water-related hygiene problems.
This year’s recap of Giving Game metrics
I expect that growth will accelerate modestly this academic year. My rough estimate is that the annual growth rate for Standard Giving Games will be in the 100 to 150 percent range. Mini Giving Games should grow a bit faster, probably in the 150 to 200 percent range. While these estimates are necessarily imprecise, I suspect that we're more likely to exceed the estimated ranges than to undershoot them.
Where American donors go wrong
Americans spend more time watching TV each day than the total time they spend researching effective charities in a year. In order to maximize our charitable impact, we need to couple our generosity with rigorous evaluation. The good news is that it’s easy to find charities that help the global poor through quality, cost-effective interventions.
The Busy Person's Guide to Charitable Giving
You've been wanting to donate money to help the poor for a while now, but there's just so much to think about: You want your money to go to the right place, you want it to do the most good it can do, and you want to be sure it's used the way it should be. Maybe you're also unsure how much you should give. At any rate, you simply haven't had a moment to give it much thought, and you keep putting it off because frankly, who's got the time to do their research on organisations to support? If that sounds like you, here are a few simple solutions!
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