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"Everyday Heroes of Effective Giving": Catherine Low, Jo Duyvestyn, Peter Livingstone

I shared my "Everyday Heroes" interview on my Facebook page last week, and I really wasn't sure what kind of reaction I would get, since I don't think many of my friends are even aware of the EA movement. All of the comments I received were positive and supportive, with a few even indicating this would increase their charitable giving. Here are a few comments:

"this has also made me add up what I've actually donated this year and I guess I need to step it up a bit". "You're spreading the word, so don't feel uncomfortable, Pete. Good... (read more)

Thanks for sharing your experience, Pete, glad that your Facebook friends were so supportive :-) This is what generally tends to happen when folks share these videos on FB or other social media.
Accomplishments Open Thread - June 2016

I took the Giving What We Can pledge last month. Prior to this I had an agreement with my wife that each of us could contribute 1/2 of 10% of our combined income to charities as we each see fit. This agreement has eliminated conflicts between us when trying to decide where to donate, but I realized it really wasn't a firm commitment to actually donate. Also, I believe that signing the GWWC pledge will tend to have a positive effect on encouraging others to take the pledge.

Congratulations, this is both publicly beneficial, and provides a long-term commitment. How are you planning to share publicly about taking the pledge?
Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Thanks for posting this. I found this to be a helpful guide to collaborative truth-seeking and I especially appreciate the links for further information.

Yeah, great article Gleb, very useful topic! Thanks!!
Glad it's helpful!
Accomplishments Open Thread - April 2016

Thanks to Gleb_T for encouraging me to contribute to this thread. I am new to the forum and relatively new to the EA movement. I'd like to share an agreement I made with my wife regarding giving. It has enabled us to give more and has reduced some conflict in our marriage. I hope it might be useful for others as well. Since we view all of our finances as jointly owned, we always discuss spending, unless it is within some automated account. We would discuss charitable donations on a case-by-case basis, so when one of us wanted to make a donation we would br... (read more)

Nice idea! And this makes me think we should have a meme saying something like: "You're an Effective Altruist if your fights with your significant other are over where to donate"