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August 2021 Newsletter

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27 Aug 2021

Welcome to our August Newsletter!


We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our remote team. We invite you to apply to join our team in our mission of inspiring donations to the world's most effective organisations:

In other news:

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.

I just took the @givingwhatwecan pledge to donate at least 10% of my income to effective charities for the rest of my life. I turned 30 yesterday, and have made a habit in the last few years of using my birthday to think about my regular giving. This year the pledge feels right.

— alexrjl (611/1000 handstands) (@lxrjl) August 24, 2021

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

You can now support Giving What We Can's operations using EA Funds:


This funding helps us to inspire donations to high impact charities.

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:

  • Run an event or give a talk about effective giving (or invite us to dial in remotely).
  • Give donations to friends and family as gifts.
  • Wear a t-shirt (or pin, hat, etc.) that advocates for effective giving.

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 TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramYouTube, or TikTok, 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.