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!
Why we should fund innovations that work
The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is a funding organization that has the radical approach of funding organizations to get evidence of impact, and helping those who have the evidence to scale their programs to reach millions. This type of approach may seem obvious, but sadly it’s desperately need in the charity sector. Without the type of testing of projects GIF supports we wouldn’t know which interventions are actually effective and hence we’d just be guessing when trying to decide between the countless programs designed to improve life for millions around the world.
Why feminists should care about global poverty
In the past 20 years, the world has gotten a whole lot better for the global poor. What’s more, it’s gotten especially better for women and girls. According to this year’s UN Millennium Development Goals report, women and girls now have access to more education, economic opportunities, and political power than ever before in human history.
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.
How giving made me happier
In the effective giving community, happiness is a hot topic. Effective givers aren’t just excited about giving to make others happy. They’re also excited about the possibility that giving might in fact help themselves and their families live more robust, meaningful, and happier lives.
How I pick my favorite effective charities
Even after narrowing your options down to highly-effective charities, there are plenty of organizations worthy of your support. So how do you choose? I'll tell you about my four favorite The Life You Can Save-recommended charities, and give you some tips on how you could go about choosing yours.
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