Philanthropy Education

Philanthropy education teaches people about the nonprofit sector and the importance of giving resources (time, skills, money) to improve the world, as well as how to do so in as effective a manner as possible in order to maximize the quality and quantity of resulting “good”. The Life You Can Save’s Giving Game Project has a goal of promoting widespread philanthropy education that will create a culture of informed and impactful giving.


Giving Games goes to the University of Technology Sydney
Nicole Sutton and her teaching team at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a Giving Game which simultaneously teaches students about High Impact Philanthropy and the practical application of core accounting concepts.
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Giving Games Project Update
The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) is delighted to welcome Kathryn Mecrow-Flynn to our team. Kathryn is our first Giving Games (GGs) hire and will run numerous philanthropy education workshops in the Washington DC area with the aim of honing and tailoring GG content to a range of audiences, and systematizing our impact monitoring.
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Kicking Off One For the World in Melbourne with a Great Giving Game
Stefano Gunawan, One for the World UniMelb founder and co-president, recaps a lively and successful Giving Game they ran for their chapter's launch.
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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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Standardizing Giving Research with The Giving Game
This is the fourth (and most technical) of a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar laying out a research framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving?" This installment explores the benefits of studying giving preferences using a standard approach, and a specific approach with particularly promising attributes.
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High-Leverage Research Questions
This is the third in a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar laying out a framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving?" This installment explores three specific research questions that are particularly relevant to improving real world giving decisions.
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General Principles for Applied Giving Research
This is the second in a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar laying out a framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving?" This installment presents the framework's three guiding principles.
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A Research Framework to Improve Real-World Giving Behavior
This is the first in a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar in which he presents a research framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to 'sell' the idea of good giving?"
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To grow a healthy movement, Go For low-hanging fruit
Much of the debate about how to build the EA movement is focused on how to frame issues to convince people. Yet many potentially highly-engaged effective altruists (EAs) haven’t even heard of EA yet: if we knew who they were, we could grow the movement far more quickly and sustainably.
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Giving Game Debates with Greek Societies
McGill University's Effective Altruism group runs lively Giving Game Debates with fraternities and sororities--and lives to tell the tale (and share their insights).
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