Posted by Jonathon Smith
on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A Giving Game is a great approach to sharing this side of your life in a non-confrontational way with people to whom you are close. It lets you be a co-participant with everyone in exploring effective giving, rather than the know-it-all with the answers.
Posted by Guest Blogger
on Monday, January 18, 2016
Headshots are a pesky thing that pretty much everyone needs, but no one actually wants to get. I developed a series of fundraising events under the DWD brand, called Headshots 4 Hunger. Within a month, I had scheduled events in nine locations throughout St. Louis. I made sure that each location was easily accessible to entrepreneurs, artists and college students. So far, I have been able to fund two of The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities, the Iodine Global Network and Project Healthy Children, to help reduce micronutrient deficiency for an estimated 12,900 people for an entire year.
Posted by Bethany Bloise
on Monday, January 11, 2016
If you're dedicated to giving to evidence-backed charities, your goal for retirement is to continue to maximize your impact and generosity and to see that your donations are making a difference around the globe. Ready to find out how to start working on your retirement giving plan?
Posted by Guest Blogger
on Monday, January 04, 2016
The most important aspect of the Reach Act is that it would give a single leader at USAID the power to focus resources on the most effective interventions. This strategy has already allowed USAID to save millions more lives by prioritizing what works. Other global health initiatives, like the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), have had deeper impact using this leadership structure. The potential benefits of this approach are massive - the US already spends plenty of money on global health, but we could accomplish much more if this money was targeted on interventions like vaccines, which we know are effective.
Posted by Rhema Hokama
on Monday, December 28, 2015
The average American household gives $2,974 to charity each year. How far could that amount go to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in the developing world?
Posted by Give Directly
on Thursday, December 24, 2015
The result is a set of portraits that are as complex as human life, with a range of emotions and experiences from the happy to the sad, the humbling to the inspiring. In the end, we think the overall collage speaks to the power of cash transfers and the good they can do for families and communities. But we encourage you to spend time looking through these and drawing your own conclusions.
This holiday season, we've had supporters ask friends and family to give a gift to GiveDirectly recipients rather than to them. If you're so inclined, we hope sharing the words of our recipients and non-recipients helps you convey to friends and family why.
Posted by Charles Bresler
on Monday, December 14, 2015
This holiday giving season, let’s make the effort to donate the inconvenient way. That could mean writing a check instead of typing in your credit card number, or spending an hour learning about what a potential charity recipient will do with your donation.
Posted by Rhema Hokama
on Tuesday, December 01, 2015
We’re excited to announce the addition of One Acre Fund to our 2016 list of best charities. Subsistence agriculture accounts for the largest economic activity in the developing world, and a majority of the global poor rely on small-scale farming to support themselves and their families. This means that helping farmers succeed is one of the best ways to reduce global hunger and bring economic revenue to some of the world’s poorest communities. One Acre Fund empowers farmers to increase their crop harvests and farm profitability, and in the process, helps reduce hunger in remote regions in East Africa. By 2020, One Acre Fund projects that farmers in their program will help produce a food surplus great enough to feed an additional 5 million of their neighbors.
Posted by Peter Singer
on Monday, November 30, 2015
We’re excited to announce our 2016 list of best charities working against global poverty. Our 17 recommended charities do innovative and cost-effective work to bring food, vital nutrients, medical services, and economic opportunities to some of the 702 million people living in extreme poverty today. These organizations work tirelessly to level the playing field, using world class research and evidence-backed interventions to give new hope to some of the world’s neediest men, women, and children.
Posted by Brad Hurley
on Monday, November 23, 2015
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.