4 Ways to Donate Better
From picking a worthy charity to making your contribution go further, there's a lot to learn about how to be the most effective altruist you can be. Here are 4 essential tips for making your donation.
I gave away $2,239.93 last year. Here's where it went.
Since committing to effective altruism in 2013, I have given away thousands of dollars to many different charities. Looking back on 2015, how did I do?
Why poverty hurts our children most
Globally about 16,000 children under the age of five die each day—most from preventable conditions associated with poverty. That’s a staggering number. At that rate, this means that more than 11 children die unnecessarily every single minute. In the five or so minutes it will take you to read this blog post, more than 55 children will have lost their lives to extreme poverty.
How to Give Like Bill Gates, Even if You Have Little to Give
By following the Gates Foundation's principle that "all lives have equal value," you can dramatically increase the impact of your giving.
Interview: How one man is trekking a continent and taking on a cause
Matt Napier is passionate about fighting global poverty—and is undertaking an ambitious walk this summer across southern Africa to raise funds and awareness for the world’s neediest people. Matt recently chatted with The Life You Can Save via email, and shared his thoughts about the global community’s responsibilities to the extreme poor, and how Peter Singer’s philosophy transformed his personal outlook.
How to advertise for an EA event
The Life You Can Save Adelaide chapter ran Doing the Most Good on the 8th of December, which featured presentations by representatives of Oxfam and the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), two of The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities. The video footage of the event can be watched here. This post involves a brief discussion of how we organised the event, with a more detailed analysis of the different advertising methods that we used to increase audience turnout.
The Life You Can Save’s 2015 Annual Report
In 2015 we moved $1.55 million to our recommended charities. This is a conservative estimate, and perhaps an extremely conservative one- as discussed in the Offline Donations section below, our true impact could have been several million dollars greater. Our operating expenses were ~$280,000 meaning we conservatively moved ~$5.5 to outstanding charities for each dollar we spent.
How I celebrated the holidays with a Giving Game
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.
How I used my passion to raise money for charity
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.
4 Ways to Work Charitable Giving into Retirement
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?
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