Millennials

Millennials are often passionate about giving, open to researching their gifts, and eager to share the causes they support with friends and family. Millennial giving has been, and will continue to be, a powerful force for social change.


A Painful Look in the Mirror
In another humorous and insightful piece, Alex Zavros "reflects" on our obsession with appearance, including what a luxury such concerns are.
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Minimalism and Effective Altruism
How can you use minimalism in all areas of your life to increase your happiness and up your effective altruism game? Contributor Rob Mathers offers a range of easy and impactful suggestions.
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Giving Games: Intro to Effective Altruism for High Schoolers
Effective altruism is gaining recognition among educators—which dovetails nicely with the fact that high school students, in particular, are entering a stage of life in which they begin to care about the state of the world. Giving Games provide the opportunity for high school students to think critically about world concerns and give someone else’s money to an effective charity.
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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.
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Are Giving Games a Better Way to Teach Philanthropy?
‘Experiential philanthropy’ – in which students are given real money to donate to charities – is the standard approach to teaching philanthropy to undergraduates. Millions of dollars yearly are spent on this model, but it hasn’t grown in nearly a decade and has yet to extend beyond North America. Is it time to re-think student philanthropy programmes? Less intensive and expensive formats like ‘Giving Games’ – low cost simulations of real giving choices – have greater potential for scale, and use scarce resources in a more efficient manner.
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How Giving Games help grow our philanthropy outreach
The first Giving Game took place at Princeton University about three years ago. By the time the academic year wraps up this spring, more than 5,000 students will have participated in Giving Games at over 40 colleges and universities around the world....
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