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Giving What We Can's blog, featuring the latest news from our community.

My journey to help fight suffering

  • Published 10 Feb 2021
  • Updated 23 Feb 2021

I know that suffering is purely detrimental for humanity. Anyone who has truly suffered knows that. I credit the minimization and then the end of my suffering to people who are much more altruistic than I ever was. I know that we can make a significant, effective change to uplift the lives of others. It isn’t my place to speak for anyone else but me, but I know that I am insanely lucky to live my life the way I do, and I feel a strong moral imperative to give what I can to improve the lives of others.

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Welcome to our 978 new pledges!

We've just finished up our recent pledge campaign (December 2020-January 2021) and want to welcome our new members: 513 of you who have taken The Giving What We Can Pledge and 465 who have taken a Try Giving pledge.

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January 2021 Newsletter

We've finished up the 2020 giving season with our biggest year on record! 1,787 new pledges, donated over $16 million, reached 5,000 members of The Pledge, reached $200M in all time reported donations, and $2B total pledged.

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December 2020 Newsletter

2020 has been quite a year. It would be hard to find a single person who's remained unaffected by the turmoil of the pandemic. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted, and we deeply appreciate the support and commitment of this community. Your enthusiasm for making the world a better place is wonderful, touching, and inspiring.

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