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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

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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.

    #13 - Financial Independence to Philanthropy: Yield & Spread’s Rebecca Herbst

    #13 - Financial Independence to Philanthropy: Yield & Spread’s Rebecca Herbst

    We interviewed Rebecca Herbst earlier in the year about financial independence, improving financial literacy and effective giving. Rebecca is an early retiree and now spends her time working on her project to improve financial literacy, Yield & Spread, where 100% of the profits go to charity via The Life You Can Save. Rebecca is also on the board of directors for EA Salt Lake City.
    Yield & Spread: https://yieldandspread.wixsite.com/personal-finance/course-experience
    EA Salt Lake City: https://www.effectivealtruismslc.org/
    CHAPTERS:
    00:00 - Introduction and how Rebecca retired early and discovered effective giving
    03:51 - How Rebecca feels about retiring early
    05:01 - All about Rebecca's financial education project: Yield & Spread
    07:27 - Some commonalities between effective altruism and financial independence
    10:42 - What are some common mistakes people make with money?
    14:48 - What should people be spending more money on?
    15:44 - Different ways to think about managing money
    21:30 - How Luke thinks about budgeting
    26:49 - How much financial advice is universal
    28:39 - Rebecca top financial tips related to giving
    33:30 - Rebecca's thoughts on ethical consumption and ESG investing
    41:06 - Resources on finance
    44:08 - What can listeners do next?
    CREDITS:
    Production: Grace Adams
    Editor: Marco Shimabukuro
    Interviewer: Luke Freeman
    Guest: Rebecca Herbst

    • 46 min
    Member Story: Gage Weston

    Member Story: Gage Weston

    Member Gage Weston discusses how discovering effective altruism helped him actualize the desire to take away others' suffering, explains why thinking about efficacy is important to making a difference, and expands on why he's so inspired to give! We are so pleased that we've been able to interview some of our members about their experiences with effective giving. Big thank you to Gage and our other community members who make Giving What We Can such a special organisation.CHAPTERS: 00:00 - Gage introduces himself 00:11 - What motivated you to take the pledge? 01:19 - Do you have advice for others considering the pledge? 01:58 - Can you expand on what you said earlier -- about feeling inspired to give?
    OUR RESOURCES:
    ✍️ Take a giving pledge: https://givingwhatwecan.org/pledge
    💕 Giving recommendations: https://givingwhatwecan.org/best-charities
    🤑. 'How Rich Am I?' calculator: https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org
    🤓. Recommended books, videos, podcasts: https://givingwhatwecan.org/resources
    🙋‍♂️ Get involved: https://givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved
     
    BE OUR FRIEND:💌 Sign up to our monthly email newsletter: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/newsletter
    🌍 Our website / blog: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/
    📸 Instagram: https://instagram.com/giving_what_we_can
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/givingwhatwecan
    👍 Facebook: https://facebook.com/givingwhatwecan
    🤳 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@givingwhatwecan

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    Member Story: Geoffrey Martin-Noble

    Member Story: Geoffrey Martin-Noble

    Member Geoffrey Martin-Noble shares how the Giving What We Can pledge inspired him to concrete action, and why he feels that donating to effective charities (even if you aren't sure how to choose between them) is more impactful than continuing to search for the "perfect" moral framework. We are so pleased that we've been able to interview some of our members about their experiences with effective giving. Big thank you to Geoffrey and our other community members who make Giving What We Can such a special organisation. CHAPTERS: 00:00 - What motivated you to take the Giving What We Can pledge? 02:11 - When did you take the pledge? 03:01 - Do you have advice for others considering the pledge? 04:08 - Choosing action over perfectionOUR RESOURCES:
    ✍️ Take a giving pledge: https://givingwhatwecan.org/pledge
    💕 Giving recommendations: https://givingwhatwecan.org/best-charities
    🤑. 'How Rich Am I?' calculator: https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org
    🤓. Recommended books, videos, podcasts: https://givingwhatwecan.org/resources
    🙋‍♂️ Get involved: https://givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved
     
    BE OUR FRIEND: 💌 Sign up to our monthly email newsletter: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/newsletter
    🌍 Our website / blog: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/
    📸 Instagram: https://instagram.com/giving_what_we_can
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/givingwhatwecan
    👍 Facebook: https://facebook.com/givingwhatwecan
    🤳 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@givingwhatwecan

    • 4 min
    Member Story: Sam Robinson

    Member Story: Sam Robinson

    Member Sam Robinson discusses how he became interested in effective giving, his approach to donating, and how it feels to give. We are so pleased that we've been able to interview some of our members about their experiences with effective giving. Big thank you to Sam and our other community members who make Giving What We Can such a special organisation. CHAPTERS: 00:00 - How did you become interested in effective giving? 00:55 - The importance of keeping your desire to give 01:33 - Where do you donate? 02:12 - How it feels to give OUR RESOURCES:
    ✍️ Take a giving pledge: https://givingwhatwecan.org/pledge
    💕 Giving recommendations: https://givingwhatwecan.org/best-charities
    🤑. 'How Rich Am I?' calculator: https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org
    🤓. Recommended books, videos, podcasts: https://givingwhatwecan.org/resources
    🙋‍♂️ Get involved: https://givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved
     
    BE OUR FRIEND: 💌 Sign up to our monthly email newsletter - https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/newsletter
    🌍 Our website / blog - https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/
    📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/giving_what_we_can
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/givingwhatwecan
    👍 Facebook - https://facebook.com/givingwhatwecan
    🤳 TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@givingwhatwecan

    • 2 min
    #12 - Climate change & Africa: Lily Odarno, Clean Air Task Force

    #12 - Climate change & Africa: Lily Odarno, Clean Air Task Force

    We are thrilled to have interviewed Lily Odarno, Clean Air Task Force's Director of Energy and Climate Innovation Program, Africa.
    Lily shared some fascinating insights about the work of Clean Air Task Force, the specific work they are undertaking across Africa, the intersection of growth and climate mitigation, the need for localised clean energy solutions and much more. This was one of our favourite interviews recorded this year and is not to be missed.
    Let us know what you learnt from this interview in the comments! (Also let us know what you think of the new introduction style, and whether we should keep it!)
    Learn more about Clean Air Task Force: https://www.catf.us/
    Donate to Clean Air Task Force: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/charities/clean-air-task-force
    CHAPTERS:
    00:00 - Opening chat between Luke and Grace
    03:05 - Introduction to Lily and Clean Air Task Force
    04:39 - The role of developing economies in climate change mitigation
    07:44 - Clear Air Task Force's work across the African continent
    10:49 - Climate change projections for Africa are mismatched with desire for growth
    11:31 - Technologies that Clean Air Task Force is interested in
    13:38 - Why is there a focus on a narrow range of tech, as well as reduced consumption?
    16:04 - Funding sources influence policy
    17:35 - Technology development within African countries
    20:01 - Kenya as an example of renewable energy development
    22:59 - How does CATF operate day to day?
    26:03 - Specific challenges the African continent faces when it comes to decarbonisation
    29:35 - What happens if we don't get it right?
    34:24 - What is the role of philanthropy in climate change?
    37:52 - Is Lily optimistic about change?
    41:06 - Takeaways for the audience
     
    CREDITS:
    Production: Grace Adams
    Editor: Marco Shimabukuro
    Interviewer: Luke Freeman
    Guest: Lily Odarno
     
    OUR RESOURCES:
    ✍️ Take a giving pledge: https://givingwhatwecan.org/pledge
    💕 Giving recommendations: https://givingwhatwecan.org/best-charities
    🤑 'How Rich Am I?' calculator: https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org
    🤓 Recommended books, videos, podcasts: https://givingwhatwecan.org/resources
    🙋‍♂️ Get involved: https://givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved

    • 44 min
    Member Story: Jo Duyvestyn

    Member Story: Jo Duyvestyn

    Member Jo Duyvestyn discusses how she learned about Giving What We Can, what motivates her to donate 10% of her income to effective charities, and how much she enjoys being part of a community of people who share her values. We are so pleased that we've been able to interview some of our members about their experiences with effective giving. Big thank you to Jo and our other community members who make Giving What We Can such a special organisation. CHAPTERS: 00:00 - Jo introduces herself00:08 - How did you learn about Giving What We Can? 00:27 - What motivated you to take the pledge? 01:35 - How does it feel to give? 02:09 - "It's not as scary as you think!" (Jo's advice for others) 02:52 - Being part of a community 
    OUR RESOURCES:
    ✍️ Take a giving pledge: https://givingwhatwecan.org/pledge
    💕 Giving recommendations: https://givingwhatwecan.org/best-charities
    🤑. 'How Rich Am I?' calculator: https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org
    🤓. Recommended books, videos, podcasts: https://givingwhatwecan.org/resources
    🙋‍♂️ Get involved: https://givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved
     
    BE OUR FRIEND: 💌 Sign up to our monthly email newsletter - https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/newsletter
    🌍 Our website / blog - https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/
    📸 Instagram - https://instagram.com/giving_what_we_can
    🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/givingwhatwecan
    👍 Facebook - https://facebook.com/givingwhatwecan
    🤳 TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@givingwhatwecan

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