The more you know about extreme poverty and high-impact interventions, the easier and more compelling it is to spread the word about effective giving. We've created and compiled some resources that we think you'll find interesting as well as useful, including responses to common objections to donating. Use the documents, videos, lists and tools linked below to answer your own questions, to help you answer other people's questions, and to share with your communities.


EXTREME POVERTY

What if you had the chance to save the life of a child? Most of us would do so without a moment's hesitation. If we saw a small girl drowning in a pond in front of us, we would do everything possible to save this child's life. .... Read More


WHY DONATE

When considering poverty in the developing world, many people feel deep sorrow but conclude that there is nothing we can do. The scale of poverty is immense and we seem powerless to stop it. Such despair is understandable, but the facts tell a very different story .... Read More


WHY GIVE INTERNATIONALLY

The world is making rapid progress toward ending extreme poverty. Twenty years ago, nearly 30 percent of the global population struggled to survive on the equivalent of US $1.90 per day, adjusted for local buying power (World Bank, 2016)... Read More


COMMON OBJECTIONS TO GIVING

While we have a natural desire to support our local communities, there is a large imbalance between domestic giving and international giving. Ninety-five percent of the $240 billion that individuals in the United States give to.... Read More


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Effective Altruism is 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 will examine this idea's philosophical underpinnings .... Read More


WHAT MAKES A CHARITY EFFECTIVE

When we give money to a charity, we assume our donation will be used to do good. But that’s not always the case. Some charities accomplish very little; a few may even unintentionally cause harm. Most charities probably have some positive impact.... Read More

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