Hello and welcome to our June Newsletter!
This month's major news: We’ve released a brand new website! This new, redesigned website has been in the works for a long time, and we’re thrilled that it’s live! It will enable us to have a more integrated donation and pledge experience and hopefully brings our new branding to life!
A big thank you to our developers Fabio and Sarah, and designers Alex, Casper and Jasper who put many hours of love into creating a new ‘face’ for Giving What We Can.
Thank you to everyone who gave feedback about our new video introduction format, and also to those who gave additional feedback about our newsletter and how we could improve - we read all of the feedback given to us and use it to inform our strategy.
Based on the feedback, we’ll continue to do a video (and audio) summary for those who’d prefer it and we’ll keep the newsletter the same for those who enjoy reading it.
We will also make an effort to provide some context to some of our news that we include, to make sure that those who are just beginning their journey with effective giving feel supported along their journey (thank you to the one person who left very detailed feedback about this).
Until next time, keep doing good!
-Luke Freeman & the rest of the Giving What We Can team.
Positive Impact Society Erasmus (PISE) recently held a pledge party and had 10 people sign a pledge, with some karaoke and a meal afterwards!
Community Conversations with Julia Wise
We invite you to join us at a special community conversation with Julia Wise to discuss how the funding and goals in effective altruism have been shifting recently and how this impacts our effective giving as individual donors, as well as community health in general. We will ask Julia a bit about her personal reflections on how to best navigate these times and what she thinks some of the issues might be, and then open up to you to ask any questions that you may have for her.
This event will be held in duplicate in order to be more accessible globally:
Tue Jul 19 18:00 UTC (8:00 pm CEST)
Thu Jul 21 00:00 UTC (Wednesday 8:00 pm EST)
This month’s meeting will be a social event- Let’s do icebreakers and get to know each other better, let's play games (suggestions are also welcome!). Let's hang out and chat about whatever topics take your fancy! Look forward to seeing you there - Meetups team
June Meetup (Americas/Oceania)
June Meetup (Europe/Asia)
Our open forum is an event where you can come along with questions about effective giving or just come along to meet others interested in effective giving. Alternates between different timezones each month.
June Open Forum (Europe/Asia)
Open Philanthropy has launched the Cause Exploration Prizes. They are offering hundreds of prizes for research on:
New causes they could fund, with the aim of improving health and economic outcomes
Key questions in cause prioritisation. (For example: What are the most important and addressable sources of pollution in low- and middle-income countries?)
Submissions are due by Thursday, August 4. They'd love to see ideas from experts and amateurs alike — almost anyone can apply! See the FAQ for details, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You can now support Giving What We Can’s operations using our donation platform. This funding helps us to inspire donations to high impact charities
You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, 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.