My Complete Giving Makeover
Fueled by a desire to make a tangible difference, my giving makeover has transformed my own life while saving the lives of others.
Chile: One step towards effectiveness
Fundación MAD is bringing Effective Altruism to Chile, importing charitable programs evaluated by J-PAL, that have demonstrated great impact and strong return, to be implemented by local charities.
Giving Game Debates with Greek Societies
McGill University's Effective Altruism group runs lively Giving Game Debates with fraternities and sororities--and lives to tell the tale (and share their insights).
Busting the ‘Admin Cost’ Myth: Why I want my donation to go to ‘Fundraising and Admin' costs
It’s gratifying to know so many people think of others and want to be part of creating change, but it’s unfortunate that many seem to believe that not spending money on ‘administration and fundraising’ (or ‘overheads’) is the most important factor to consider when selecting an organisation to support.
Philanthropist Footballers: The Bigger Picture
Manchester United footballer Juan Mata made headlines by pledging to donate 1% of his income to charity, to much praise. But is giving 1% really that good, or is it something that most of us should be doing anyway? As praiseworthy as Mata’s decision to pledge 1% may be, we’d do well to view it in a broader context.
Why non-profits need to chase - and keep - Millennials
The Fred Hollows Foundation's Esha Thaper explores why Millennials are valuable current and future donors, and how to attract them to your cause.
Why I Donate to and Volunteer for The Life You Can Save
In 2013, my wife Diana and I provided the seed money for Peter Singer's organization The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) and I became the volunteer Executive Director. Why do we support the growth of an intermediary, or “meta-charity”, as TLYCS is often referred to, rather than donate directly to great nonprofits? The short answer is: simple math.
Best Charities vs. Top Charities
At The Life You Can Save, we give a lot of thought to our terminology, for example whether to refer to "Top Charities" vs. "Best Charities", and even whether to use the very word "charities".
We the Students
Nadav Steinmetz, co-President of Columbia University's One for the World chapter, argues that today's college students must be leaders in the movement to address global extreme poverty.
Feeling Down? The Unexpected Pick-Me-Up...
If you’re feeling a little down, there’s always the tried and true methods of self-care: sleep, diet, exercise. But there’s another proven tactic that people often don’t think of, yet it’s far easier than getting yourself to the gym or saying no to a slice of cake: acts of kindness.
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