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Thanks to those of you who participated in our member motivations research! The results are in our latest report on why people pledge to give a meaningful portion of their incomes to effective charities.

We have further research to do, but at this stage, a few things seem pretty clear as motivators:

  • People with means have an enormous opportunity to help others;
  • They can have a much bigger impact if they donate effectively;
  • Committing to act on this opportunity can help them to follow through on their plans to give; and
  • Following through can help bring meaning and purpose to the lives of these committed effective givers.

This is exemplified by member Rickey Fukazawa who recently shared her effective giving story on our blog.

Sharing your effective giving story is a great way to inspire others to also give effectively.

We hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter, which covers our upcoming online events, the latest from the effective altruism community, and news and updates about relevant cause areas.

Attend An Online Event

Come along and meet other people who are committed to effectively using their resources to improve the world:

If you have any questions or want to discuss your donation decisions with other members or our team, we recommend registering for an Open Forum event. See all our events.

News & Updates

Effective altruism community

Evaluators and grantmakers

Cause areas

Animal welfare

Global health & development:

Long-term future

Members sharing their motivations for pledging to give effectively

Help Spread Effective Giving

A great way to multiply your impact is to tell people about effective giving. Here are just a few ways you can help advocate for effective giving:

  • Share our giving recommendations.
  • Update your profile picture on Facebook to include our photo frame.
  • Frame your physical pledge certificate and put it on your wall, desk, or shelf.

Spreading effective ideas and growing our community helps us make progress on some of the world's most pressing problems. Importantly, it also enriches the lives of the givers. It can take courage, but it's worth it! 

You can follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagram, or YouTube and subscribe to the EA Newsletter for more news and articles.

Do you have questions about the pledge, Giving What We Can, or effective altruism in general? Check out our FAQ page, or contact us directly.





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