Effective Giving

How a Calculator Helped Me Multiply My Giving

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them...

The Panama Papers Reveal the Solution to Global Suffering

We can all hold this truth as self-evident: that no one should experience avoidable suffering.   Yet our world has so much unnecessary harm. Hundreds of...

The Healing Arts Initiative Scandal Shows The Need For Effective Altruism

  The Healing Arts Initiative is a nonprofit that brings concerts and theatrical performances to hundreds of thousands of disabled, elderly, and poor people each...

Why You Should Be Public About Your Good Deeds

When I first started donating, I did so anonymously. My default baseline is to be humble and avoid showing off. I didn’t want others...

9 Strategies for Effective Donors

You're generous and kind. You care about other people and want to help them have great lives. You want to make a positive impact...

How Effective Giving Defends Us From Another Wounded Warrior

Anger and dismay greeted the March 10 announcement that the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that helps wounded veterans, fired its top staff. So...

The Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Gift

Last year, my wife gave me the most romantic Valentine's Day gift ever.   We had previously been very traditional with our Valentine's Day gifts, such...

How To Avoid Giving Regret

I want to share my story to help you avoid the kind of regret I experienced as a deep churning in my stomach when...

Saving Lives Using Reason and Compassion Through Giving Games

“If others have half the experience I had today, they will be completely changed.” That’s what a participant told me after the end of...

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

  It feels great to see the hope light up in a beggar's eyes as you stop to look at them when others pass them...