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To help shift the culture of how much money we in developed countries give to charity, and how greatly we prioritize supporting cost-effective interventions addressing global extreme poverty, we all need to spread the effective giving message to our communities. Talking about giving should not be taboo or seen as bragging--it should be something that ethical citizens passionately discuss and promote.


Walking the Walk of Effective Giving and Christianity
TLYCS follower Jay Dykstra, M.D. reflects on the impact that Peter Singer, effective altruism, and his Christian faith have had on his life, family, and deep personal fulfillment.
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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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Taking Distributions When You Don’t Need the Money to Live on
A 68 year old divorced man with two grown children wants to know how he can avoid paying unnecessary taxes on required distributions from his retirement accounts, which is money that he does not currently need. Can charitable giving provide a solution to this man's predicament?
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9 Positive Effects of Donating Money to Charity
According to a report recently released by Atlas of Giving, after a stellar year of charitable donations in 2014, the outlook for this year is less than robust. In fact, U.S.-based giving could decrease by as much as 3.2% for a variety of reasons—including rising interest rates, a possible stock market correction, and continuing decline in employment compensation. But just because certain economic factors may have an impact on giving, this doesn't mean that you should put off your own charitable efforts. You might be surprised to learn that, ultimately, it might be you who reaps some of the best rewards of your donation. Here are nine positive effects of giving to charity.
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The Immediacy of Charity
Charity is a two-way life-affirming act. Those who seek to aid others are habitually rescued by the very people they try to save. Humanity needs a slow, gentle walk outside its comfort zone, and we can help our friends to access its life transforming potential by stepping out of the comfort zone with them.
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