Free resources on high-impact giving

Free resources on high-impact giving

Want to learn more about extreme poverty and what you can do about it? Check out these free online courses


Giving 2.0: The MOOC

Giving 2.0: The MOOC, is a free Stanford University-sponsored online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively. Taught by social entrepreneur, philanthropist and bestselling author Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Giving 2.0: The MOOC will teach you how to assess nonprofits, create a high-impact philanthropic strategy, volunteer more effectively, use existing, free technology for good and more.

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Stanford Guide to Effective Philanthropy

Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) offers a comprehensive guide to effective philanthropy, emphasizing strategic and impactful giving. The guide provides a framework for individuals and organizations to navigate the complex landscape of philanthropy by incorporating evidence-based practices.

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The Challenges of Global Poverty

A course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty. It is intended to be an introduction to the main topics in global poverty as conceptualized by leading economists and political scientists.

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Effective Altruism

Effective altruism is a Princeton University-sponsored free online course built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can. In this course, Peter Singer will help you examine this idea’s philosophical underpinnings; meet remarkable people who have restructured their lives in accordance with it; and think about how effective altruism can be put into practice in your own life.

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About the author:

Matias Nestore

Matias Nestore is passionate about ways in which public policy and international development can become more equitable and effective by using evidence and amplifying the voices of those impacted. After studying education and international development at the University of Cambridge, Matias acted as research and impact officer and chief learning officer at Shaping Horizons, an incubator for social enterprises. He has worked as a researcher and project manager on initiatives and with organizations in the UK, Tunisia, Italy, and Argentina.

The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.