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February Publication 2024 · Giving What We Can

Good day and welcome to our February publication!

I’ve received an ask for you as we speak, however first some context…

Within the spirit of Infectious Generosity, (sure, that’s a reference to Head of TED Chris Anderson’s new e book that includes a name to take the Giving What We Can Pledge!) our group at GWWC has been enthusiastic about how we will make efficient giving extra infectious, particularly utilizing the ability of our group.

When you’ve seen our video about how change occurs (an oldie however a goodie!) you realize we created the Giving What We Can pledge to assist change the norms round charitable giving — making it far more widespread for individuals in high-income international locations to present what they will to assist others in order that collectively, we will higher deal with a few of the extreme inequality and struggling on the earth. And when you’ve taken the pledge your self, possibly you’ve seen firsthand how your motion has impressed family and friends in their very own giving selections.

We frequently say it, however I discover it unimaginable to replicate on simply how highly effective your voice and actions may be: inspiring only one different buddy or member of the family to donate successfully, or pledge, might double the constructive affect that you’ve got. Think about when you sparked 10 individuals to pledge – that’s greater than I might ever afford to present!

…So right here’s the ask: I’d love to listen to from you about any means you’re feeling you can contribute to spreading the phrase, what may be blocking you from doing so, and the way we will empower you to proceed serving to us on our mission of creating giving successfully and considerably a cultural norm. Be happy to e mail me immediately together with your ideas or share them through this way.

And for anybody who needs to share their story…

We’d additionally like to function extra tales from our group on our weblog and on our social media! We frequently hear from individuals that non-public tales helped them really feel assured in taking a public giving pledge and/or discovering a regular of giving that felt proper to them, and we’d like to have a good time our group throughout the globe by sharing your story. Inform us a bit about why you took the GWWC Pledge, and your journey with efficient giving.

We’re grateful and excited to have you ever co-creating a greater world with us – for all of its inhabitants, now and sooner or later.

With gratitude,
– Grace Adams & the Giving What We Can group

P.S. Thanks to our group members who spoke about their pledge or donations within the final month, we have featured a couple of of you on the finish of this e mail – examine them out for inspiration on how one can speak about donating your self!

Motivations for Pledging

Listed here are a few of our favorite responses from individuals who took a pledge final month:

What motivated you to take a pledge with Giving What We Can?

  • “I merely love humanity.”
  • “I am ready of nice privilege relative to most others on the earth, and really feel an obligation to assist others and donate in a means that does probably the most good attainable.”
  • “I imagine I ought to share what I’ve as a result of it is sheer luck that I’ve privilege and nothing else. I would like my youngsters to know that sharing with others is necessary.”
  • “Weil ich durch den „Verzicht“ auf einen Teil meines Gehaltes das Leben von vielen Menschen verbessern kann, und das ohne, dass ich merkbar schlechter gestellt bin. Ein klassisches Win-Win.” Translation: “As a result of by “foregoing” a part of my wage, I can enhance the lives of many individuals with out being noticeably worse off. A traditional win-win.”

Upcoming Occasions

All of the occasions that we checklist are open to anybody excited about efficient giving!


Tues 27 Feb from 6:30pm at Cohen Quadrangle B&B, Exeter School, Walton Avenue, Oxford, UK

Increase Oxford and EA Oxford are internet hosting a chat Maximising Charitable Affect and will likely be joined just about by Rob Mather, CEO of the In opposition to Malaria Basis, and Grace Adams, Head of Advertising at Giving What We Can. Study extra and RSVP.


Sat 2 March at 10 am CET (examine your timezone right here), be a part of the Google Meet.

Our GWWC volunteers Imaan and Tjeerd are internet hosting a world social meet-up! The goal is to attach like-minded people worldwide to make a constructive affect collectively. The occasion will concentrate on the theme “Doing Extra Good Collectively,” exploring the ability of collective motion and the way donations can amplify their affect. You should have the chance to share insights, be taught from others, and uncover efficient methods for supporting charities and creating significant change on a world scale. Be a part of to ignite your ardour for philanthropy and join with a various group of changemakers. Be a part of through this hyperlink.


Fri 8 March from 7 – 10 pm CET at Teamwork, Müllerstraße 138D, 13353 Berlin, Germany

For Worldwide Ladies’s Day in Berlin, people of all genders are invited to affix a dialog about variety, equality, and inclusion within the EA group. The occasion schedule features a presentation and Q&A session, velocity conferences and structured discussions. Snacks and drinks will likely be offered. Moreover, there will likely be a march for Ladies’s Day earlier within the day, beginning at 11:30 at Oranienplatz, with a gathering spot to be introduced. Please RSVP right here


Tues 12 March 12 6:30pm-8pm at Centre for Social Innovation Annex within the “entrance porch” space of the constructing (simply contained in the entrance doorways)

There’s a new native GWWC group beginning in Toronto, which is having their first occasion in March! That is a casual social for donors, pledgers and adjoining communities excited about GWWC. This primary GWWC Toronto occasion will present a possibility to mingle and ask questions, in addition to present enter for what sort of occasions Alex, the GWWC Toronto group organiser will run later this yr. RSVP right here.


Sat 23 March at 10am at MPavilion, Melbourne

Be a part of the GWWC Melbourne group for a social espresso at MPavilion subsequent the to NGV on Saturday twenty third March at 10am. We’ll join with different people who find themselves obsessed with efficient giving, and focus on what different occasions you’d prefer to see GWWC Melbourne host in 2024. At MPavilion there is a espresso cart, quilts to sit down down on and thriller gray scale ice cream to attempt! RSVP right here

Information & Updates


  • We’re so grateful to announce that our operational funding match is totally funded! Thanks a lot to every of you who donated and to Meta Charity Funders for generously offering funding for this match. Reaching our US$ 200K purpose has unlocked the matching funds, and we’re extra motivated than ever to maintain working to encourage individuals to present extra and provides extra successfully.
  • We have revealed a brand new evaluating charities web page which discusses 5 ideas you possibly can comply with to 100x your affect. This useful resource displays an up to date strategy to charity comparisons.
  • We’re nonetheless hiring a researcher to assist us determine the simplest donation alternatives for a wide range of world views, and suggest these to our donors! We determined to increase the deadline and now purposes shut on March 2nd. Apply right here.
  • Chris Anderson’s new e book Infectious Generosity has a complete chapter encouraging readers to take the GWWC Pledge! He has additionally taken the Pledge with the brand new wealth choice to present the larger of 10% of earnings or 2.5% of wealth every year.

Trigger areas

Animal welfare

  • The Humane League is happy to share that UK grocery store Morrisons has dedicated to giving all of its own-brand recent chickens 20% more room by November 2024, decreasing the struggling of an estimated 50 million chickens yearly. Moreover, The All-Occasion Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) just lately met to debate laws for farmed fish slaughter, aiming to introduce new authorized protections for as much as 77 million fish slaughtered yearly within the UK.
  • The Fish Welfare Initiative shared their 2023 yr in evaluation, which incorporates scaling their farmer program to over 100 farms, ending building on experimental ponds for use in future analysis with their native college partnership, and bettering the lives of an estimated 450,000 fishes.
  • Farmed Animal Strategic Staff (FAST) introduced the launch of their Animal Advocacy Discussion board, a brand new platform aimed toward growing dialogue and enhancing collaboration inside the animal advocacy motion.
  • Faunalytics is accepting purposes for a brand new Folks & Operations Director function. Functions are due March 1st.

International well being and wellbeing

  • Helen Keller Intl reached greater than 35 million youngsters throughout 13 international locations in Africa with lifesaving vitamin A in 2023. They’re additionally formally bringing their providers to Madagascar, which now marks 14 international locations the place they’ll guarantee youngsters beneath 5 obtain important vitamin A supplementation. They’ve launched their 2023 annual report.
  • New Incentives has set an bold purpose to enrol 1.8 million infants in 2024. Because the organisation continues to extend demand for routine immunisations, it additionally works intently with authorities companions to help vaccine provide efforts.
  • You’ll be able to atone for GiveWell’s latest occasions on-line: CEO Elie Hassenfeld’s dialogue with Neil Buddy Shah, CEO of the Clinton Well being Entry Initiative (CHAI) concerning the CHAI Incubator (right here) and Elie’s dialog with journalist Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox and creator of Sluggish Boring, about GiveWell’s prime charities and newest analysis right here.
  • GiveWell’s Director of Analysis Teryn Mattox wrote a visitor essay concerning the effectiveness of kangaroo mom care (KMC) for the ParentData Substack.
  • GiveWell has additionally just lately up to date its studies on two of its prime charities: the In opposition to Malaria Basis and Malaria Consortium.
  • The Lead Publicity Elimination Challenge (LEEP) just lately revealed its 2023 Annual Evaluation reflecting on the progress of their applications this previous yr, and detailing bold plans for the yr forward.
  • Instructing on the Proper Stage Africa is organizing a sequence of webinars for companions in authorities and different organizations to enhance foundational studying abilities throughout Africa. They may also take part within the CIES convention to share experiences scaling and adapting the TaRL mannequin throughout contexts. On Worldwide Mom Language Day, TaRL Africa celebrated linguistic variety in school rooms.
  • Open Philanthropy is searching for social science analysis in international well being and wellbeing, on land reform, well being, migration, schooling, science and metascience, and international growth. Open Philanthropy has additionally added forecasting as an official grantmaking focus space.
  • Excessive Affect Engineers emphasise their specific aptitude to contributing to international well being and growth – learn extra right here.

International Catastrophic Danger Discount

  • Greg Colbourn is beginning a funding circle aimed toward slowing down/stopping additional AGI growth, on account of issues about near-term x-risk. There are numerous funders targeted on AI Security, however none up to now targeted on slowing / pausing / stopping AGI. People prepared to commit important funding are invited to affix to debate and coordinate donations in the direction of this trigger (funds received’t be pooled).

Evaluators, grantmakers and incubators

  • Bold Affect (AIM, previously Charity Entrepreneurship) has rebranded to embody its traditional CE program together with new applications specializing in grantmaking, analysis, and efficient giving. The organisation believes that creating pathways for different profession paths, just like what they’ve executed for nonprofit entrepreneurship, is the simplest option to double their affect. They’ve opened purposes for his or her upcoming CE Incubation Program and Analysis Program, with the deadline of April 14.
  • The AIM Grantmaking Psychological Well being Funding Circle will maintain its spring spherical in April, with purposes due March thirty first and selections anticipated in early Could. Grantee candidates can comply with the directions right here to use.
  • Effektiv Spenden has initiated a brand new fund, named “Defending Democracy,” in response to the surge of curiosity in defending democracy sparked by CORRECTIV’s report on a secret far-right assembly in Germany on January 10. They’ve additionally helped launch Energy for Democracies, a charity evaluator targeted on democracy promotion.
  • GiveWell is hiring for senior roles: Head of Folks Operations and Head of Communications.
  • Giving Inexperienced just lately had an in-person occasion in London with 11 local weather funders, advisors and companions. The purpose was to focus on their strategy to high-impact philanthropy, whereas opening up the dialogue to permit funders to share their very own values, approaches and constraints. Atone for the presentation deck right here.
  • Animal Charity Evaluators is now accepting purposes for his or her 2024 Motion Grants. Please go to their web site to view the utility tips, timeline, and a listing of earlier grant recipients. Apply by March 17! You can too examine what they achieved via grants beforehand right here.
  • Founders Pledge Local weather is at present recruiting for a Local weather Communications Supervisor to extend our attain and talk our work (apply right here) and an Utilized Researcher to contribute to our analysis agenda and grantmaking (no job advert but, attain out right here).

Lastly, advocacy from our members

As promised, listed below are some fantastic examples of our members speaking about their donations and pledges!


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Thanks once more for taking the time to learn our publication! As all the time, listed below are some helpful hyperlinks that will help you maximise your charitable affect:

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Do you have got questions concerning the pledge, Giving What We Can, or efficient giving basically? Take a look at our FAQ web page, or contact us immediately.

Till subsequent time, carry on doing good!

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