Announcing Our New and Improved Charity Selection Methodology
As Chief Operating Officer of The Life You Can Save, I'm excited to announce our new methodology for selecting our list of recommended charities. We know our list is a critical piece of what we offer to donors, and feel a strong responsibility to offer people reliable and great giving opportunities. In the short term, the shift we're making won't lead to major changes. But the improvements we're introducing today will help ensure that over the long run our process continues to produce a list of charities donors can trust.
Improving Food Quality for Hundreds of Millions of People
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Project Healthy Children (PHC) — two non-profit organizations recommended by The Life You Can Save — have recently announced a partnership to improve the quality and delivery of one of the world’s most cost-effective interventions: food fortification.
What Does Gender Equality Have to Do with Global Poverty?
In the struggle against global poverty, is gender equality an impactful goal we should focus on and strive towards?
This New Tool is Designed to Help You Make the Biggest Difference Possible
Clearerthinking.org's Leaving Your Mark on the World: The Essential Starter's Guide is a brand-new way for you to learn more about making sure your efforts really help the world's needy.
Free Money Is The Future: Confessions of a (Former) Skeptic of Basic Income
Initially skeptical of basic income, I describe in this article how the growing evidence showed me the error of my early perspective and convinced me to update my beliefs toward supporting basic income. GiveDirectly is an excellent charity experimenting with basic income. Sure, there are plenty of unresolved questions about basic income, such as how to fund a transition to it and away from using a massive system of inefficient programs. Yet that is a question of “how,” not “if.” I hope that sharing my story as a former skeptic of basic income will encourage a conversation about the next steps on this question of “how.”
How The Trump Foundation Scandal Hurts The Nonprofit Sector
The scandal around the Trump Foundation unfortunately hurts all nonprofits, regardless of their role in the scandal. This is due to how our brain is wired - a negative association with one nonprofit undermines all others. Fortunately, savvy donors and nonprofit staff alike can take steps to support the nonprofit organizations that deserve trust through focusing on their cost-effectiveness, namely impact per dollar.
Why We Should Celebrate International Day of the Girl Everyday
Yesterday was International Day of the Girl, a holiday created five years by the United Nations to spread awareness and spur conversions about gender inequality and challenges that affect the 1.1 billion girls around the world.
5 Must-Read Books for this Fall
With the seasons changing, now is as good a time as any to curl up with a book that could impact your life—and the lives of those living in global poverty— in a new and extremely valuable way.
Peter Singer's New Book: Ethics in the real world
Our founder, Peter Singer, just released his latest book: Ethics in The Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter.  Of those 82 essays—all of which are extremely accessible, coming from a philosopher—a handful focus on phi...
Walking Across Southern Africa to Fight Global Poverty
Back in February, we shared an interview with Matt Napier, an Australian who is passionate about fighting global poverty and was about to undertake an ambitious walk across southern Africa to raise funds and awareness for the world’s poorest pe...
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