A firsthand view of The Effectiveness of Giving Money to the Poor
While researching my book Where Am I Giving: A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference, in which I explored various types of giving around the world, I traveled to Kenya to see GiveDirectly’s work firsthand.
Giving Games Project Update
The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) is delighted to welcome Kathryn Mecrow-Flynn to our team. Kathryn is our first Giving Games (GGs) hire and will run numerous philanthropy education workshops in the Washington DC area with the aim of honing and tailoring GG content to a range of audiences, and systematizing our impact monitoring.
Ending hidden hunger through one of the world’s most cost-effective interventions
Working in close collaboration, three of TLYCS's recommended organizations are tackling the problem of hidden hunger by improving the intake of key vitamins and minerals in the diet through food fortification.
An Interview with Oxfam America's CEO, Abby Maxman
Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Abby Maxman, President & CEO of Oxfam America. The interview with this dedicated, knowledgeable, and thoughtful career professional led me to confront my conflict regarding interventions where measuring impact is relatively easy versus those where it is much more challenging.
what I gave in 2018
Contributor Rachel Maley explains why her favorite winter activity is recapping her charitable donations for the year, and how she's given generously and "in the best way possible" for the past 5 years.
What Not to Say to Charity Solicitors
Australian writer Alex Zavros shares an entertaining short story about an uncomfortable encounter he had with a charity solicitor.
Kicking Off One For the World in Melbourne with a Great Giving Game
Stefano Gunawan, One for the World UniMelb founder and co-president, recaps a lively and successful Giving Game they ran for their chapter's launch.
A Painful Look in the Mirror
In another humorous and insightful piece, Alex Zavros "reflects" on our obsession with appearance, including what a luxury such concerns are.
Adding Effective Giving to the Trick-or-Treat Bag
For Halloween this year (which was also his 77th birthday), Rabbi Martin Levin of San Francisco handed out an envelope containing a dollar bill and a message to each family that came to his door.


Minimalism and Effective Altruism
How can you use minimalism in all areas of your life to increase your happiness and up your effective altruism game? Contributor Rob Mathers offers a range of easy and impactful suggestions.
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