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Our Partners and Other Organisations
There are many other programs through which you can get involved in fighting poverty. We are very pleased to be partnered with the following organisations:
The Life You Can Save
The Life You Can Save was founded by Peter Singer to promote the ideas in his book of the same name. They argue that if one should save a child drowning in a pond, thereby ruining one's expensive pair of shoes, then one should also donate a proportion of one's income to effective charities fighting global poverty. They are launching local branches from 2012.
AidGrade is a new organisation which provides information about the effectiveness of aid programmes and organisations, allowing potential donors to compare the effects of different interventions on specific outcomes. Rather than recommending a shortlist oftop charities, it allows the user to choose which kind of outcome they are interested in, see how different interventions measure up and come to their own conclusions.
A Path That's Clear
A Path That's Clear fund "Giving Games", which are are a way to help current and future donors find outstanding giving opportunities that match their values. Finding a "good" charity isn't enough- players need to think about the criteria they'll use to determine which charity is "better". By encouraging thoughtful and strategic giving, Giving Games can help channel charitable resources where they will do the most good.
Our sister organisation, 80,000 Hours, guides people towards ethical careers, including high earning careers which enable large donations to charity.
Here are a couple of other organisations you might be interested in:
Pledgebank is a website aimed at helping people coordinate to solve problems. People make pledges of the form 'I will do X but only if Y other people do too'. For instance, if you want to donate $100 to a particular charity but only if 50 other people do too, then you can set up just such a pledge. You can also look through everyone else's pledges and help them fulfil your common aims.
GiveWell is a charity evaluator which carries out in-depth research to find the most effective causes. Like Giving What We Can, they focus on finding the best giving opportunities and they recommend three top charities which allow donors to save or improve the most lives per dollar spent. Dedicated to transparency, they publish the details of their research in full on their website.
Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
In 2005, a large number of charities and NGOs united to press the G8 for more action on relieving extreme poverty. A number of successful national coalitions were formed, including the ONE Campaign in the United States and Make Poverty History in the UK, Australia, Canada and elsewhere. The Global Call to Action against Poverty is a world wide alliance that was formed to unite these national coalitions While some of the individual coalitions have since been dissolved (notably the UK presence of Make Poverty History), GCAP continues to unite charities and NGOs across the world, with coalitions in over one hundred countries. It provides many ways to make the fight against poverty a major issue, from wearing a special white wristband to large public demonstrations or contacting your local member of government.
Nabuur (the global neighbor network) is an organization which links villages in developing countries to online volunteers. The people in the villages ask for help with various tasks which may just involve half an hour of internet searching or brainstorming, or may require detailed knowledge. The volunteers look through these requests and help where they can.
MDG Pledges is a site where people can make personal pledges to help with one or more of the Millennium Development Goals. These pledges can be large or small, specific or general, and you can also see what others are doing by reading through their pledges.
Give More is a 12-month campaign to encourage people to share their passion for the causes they care about by making a public commitment to give more money, time or energy this year, and to get us all talking more about giving.
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