A decade of charity research has revealed something astounding: you can haveA decade of charity research has shown that you can have 100x more impact by donating to the best charities.
At Giving What We Can, we show you how to find those charities, so you can help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.We show you how to find those charities.
Think you can’t make a difference?
We believe charitable giving should be subject to the same rigour as other types of spending. The best charities can do 100x more with your dollar, and sometimes this multiplier is even greater.
We provide (and continually update) a carefully vetted list of high-impact charities and funds based on the research of impact-focused charity evaluators, so you can be confident your donations make a difference.
We aim to change the norms around charitable giving. Let’s remove the taboo around talking about charity; the more we debate, discuss, and inspire each other, the closer we get to a better world.
That’s incredible. The sheer scale of global inequality means that an “ordinary” person living in a high-income country falls somewhere between the top 1 - 5% of income earners worldwide, which means you’re probably on the global rich list. (Look up your salary below to see where you land!)
What if the top 1% donated 10%?
Many people lump charities into one “doing good” bucket. Others are sceptical that donating works at all. The reality is that not all charities are equal. Most do good work, but the difference between good and great can be substantial. Some charities are significantly more impactful than others.
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You’ll be amazed at how you compare to the world, and how much impact your donations could have.
We think most people want to help others, but don’t realise the incredible opportunity they have to do so, simply by donating a relatively small portion of their income.
So we created the Giving What We Can pledge, a public commitment to give a percentage of your income each year to help enrich the lives of others. Pledge as an individual or a company.
who have pledged ≥10% of their income
by our global community of pledgers
to high-impact charities
Head of TED
Chris Anderson has been head of TED for two decades and has transformed the organization from a niche conference into a globally renowned platform, widely recognized for its TED Talks that reach millions worldwide.
Through his work at TED, he recognised the power of generosity to change the world for the better and has written a new book, Infectious Generosity, to inspire people around the globe to help turn the tide.
Chris has taken the Giving What We Can Pledge to give the greater of 10% of income or 2.5% of wealth each year. He also features it in his book!
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