Or: doing more than just giving money
Making the world better isn't just about giving money.
There's other stuff you can do, and the first step is getting educated.
If you're in Melbourne and interested in practical work on high impact giving and analysis, get in touch with Will, via email@example.com.
Wondering what happened to the donation platform? Read this.
Kevin Starr, Mulago Foundation director, looks for the best solutions to the biggest problems in the poorest countries. He thinks all projects need to answer four questions: Is it needed? Does it work? Will it get to those who need it? Will they use it correctly when they get it? Too many bad ideas are using up our limited resources and that needs to change.
Another one by Kevin Starr. Designing a product that will make life better for the poor isn't easy. You can't just design a cool product that works; you have to make sure it will get into the hands of those who need it most and that it will be used to good effect.
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.
Caroline is an acclaimed author and former award-winning charity CEO with over 10 years experience advising donors and charities. Her book It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way That You Give It is one of the best intros to impact giving out there.
Volunteering is tricky. You have to strike that subtle balance between personal fulfilment, helping out with something you’re passionate about, and not wasting anybody’s time.
If direct action is more your style and you really want to help out with a charity that accepts volunteers, check out Do it in a Dress, Big Umbrella, and YGAP. They're all fantastic local organisations with great missions and approach.
For info on getting the 'most bang for your buck' career-wise, check out The 80K project.
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After doing our own impact analysis, we found the aggregated online donation model isn't as effective as we first thought. We've shut it down.
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