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Join us as we explore how to use our resources to do the most good. Learn more about effective giving, high impact charities, philanthropy, and effective altruism.

The Giving What We Can Podcast The Centre For Effective Altruism

    • Education
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Join us as we explore how to use our resources to do the most good. Learn more about effective giving, high impact charities, philanthropy, and effective altruism.

    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Europe / UK

    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Europe / UK

    For our Effective Giving Day 2021 Europe / UK event, we hosted a Q&A covering questions such as:


    - Why has GiveWell chosen to prioritise cash transfers over the graduation approach?
    - With an increase in high net worth donors interested in effective giving, what is the role of smaller donors?
    - How do you (Charity Entrepreneurship) attract more talents and entrepreneurship into the charity sector?
    Why is political lobby not discussed as an effective use of time and resources?


    You will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A with a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including:


    - Johannes Ackva (Researcher, Founders Pledge)
    - Karolina Sarek (Director of Programs, Charity Entrepreneurship)
    - Michael Plant (Founder, Happier Lives Institute)
    - Taylor Smith (Philanthropy Advisor, GiveWell)
    - Luke Freeman (Executive Director, Giving What We Can)


    To watch the main Effective Giving Day presentation visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7bnod7ADA 


    To get the links to everything we mentioned go to: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 

    • 31 min
    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Americas

    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Americas

    For our Effective Giving Day 2021 Americas event, we hosted a Q&A covering questions such as:


    - How do you think about the trade off of giving to the same charities every year vs giving to the changing top charities that charity evaluators recommend over time?
    - On climate change after all of the attention given to COP26, do you think there are still neglected areas where donors can have a significant impact?
    - Is there an emerging cause that you believe we should be considering as part of our giving portfolio?


    Those questions and more were answered by a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including:
    - Johannes Ackva (Researcher, Founders Pledge)
    - Joey Savoie (Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Charity Entrepreneurship)
    - Michael Plant (Founder, Happier Lives Institute)
    - Siobhan Brenton (Manager of Operations, Rethink Charity)
    - Taylor Smith (Philanthropy Advisor, GiveWell)
    - Luke Freeman (Executive Director, Giving What We Can)
     
    To watch the main Effective Giving Day presentation visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7bnod7ADA 
    To get the links to everything we mentioned go to: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 

    • 31 min
    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Australasia

    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Australasia

    For our Effective Giving Day 2021 Australasia event, we hosted a Q&A covering questions such as:


    - With an increase in high net worth donors interested in effective giving, what is the role of smaller donors?
    - How has the list of the most effective charities recommended by Giving What We Can changed over the last 5 years and why?
    - Which cause areas do you (Charity Entrepreneurship) expect to start new charities in?


    Those questions and more were answered by a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including:


    - Andrew Player (Senior Operations Lead, Charity Entrepreneurship)
    - Luke Freeman (Executive Director, Giving What We Can)
    - Jack Rafferty (Cofounder and Director, Lead Exposure Elimination Project (LEEP)


    To watch the main Effective Giving Day presentation visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7bnod7ADA 


    To get the links to everything we mentioned go to: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 

    • 32 min
    Effective Giving Day 2021: Maximise your impact this #GivingTuesday

    Effective Giving Day 2021: Maximise your impact this #GivingTuesday

    In this episode you'll learn how to do the most good with your charitable donations, hear the latest updates from charity evaluators and expert grantmakers. Links and transcript: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 


    00:00 - Introduction
    00:36 - Why Give Effectively
    01:56 - Choosing a cause
    04:38 - Choosing a charity
    05:24 - Choose individual charities: using charity evaluators
    08:48 - Giving together: using funds
    11:18 - Innovations in charity
    13:57 - Effective giving news & updates from 2021
    15:33 - Effective giving around the world
    16:42 - Make a lasting commitment
    18:32 - Summary

    • 18 min
    Announcement: Join us for Effective Giving Day

    Announcement: Join us for Effective Giving Day

    We are co-hosting a series of international online Effective Giving Day events this Giving Tuesday.


    In these events you will learn how to do the most good with your charitable donations, hear the latest updates from charity evaluators and expert grantmakers, and participate in a Q&A with experts in effective giving.


    We’ll cover:
    - Why giving effectively matters
    - How you can choose high impact causes and charities to support
    - Updates from charity evaluators and grantmaking organisations
    - Innovations in effective charitable giving
    - Practical giving advice including tax deductibility for different countries and causes
    - Being a part of a giving community


    You will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A with a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including:


    GiveWell

    Giving What We Can

    Charity Entrepreneurship

    Rethink Charity

    Happier Lives Institute

    Founders Pledge

    Legacies Now


    This event is great for both newcomers to effective giving and those who’ve already made effective giving a meaningful part of their lives.



    This event is being held at multiple times around the world, for more times and places see: https://effectivegivingday.org/register 


    Hope you can make it!

    • 1 min
    Lesson: Why a pledge?

    Lesson: Why a pledge?

    If you’re already on board with donating to effective charities, you might ask: why make a public pledge? In this lesson we discuss the three top reasons. Read more at: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/pledge/why-pledge/ 


    00:43 - Charity is about helping others
    01:30 - A public pledge can help more
    02:00 - 1. Commitment
    03:00 - 2. Community
    04:00 - 3. Inspiration

    • 6 min

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