Workers distributing mosquito nets on behalf of the Against Malaria Foundation in Malawi (Against Malaria Foundation /

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

Why you should be public about your good deeds

When I first started donating, I did so anonymously. My default is to be humble and avoid showing off. I didn’t want others around me to think that I have a stuffed head and hold too high an opinion of myself. I also didn’t want them to judge my giving decisions, as some may have judged them negatively.

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Six ways to double your impact this New Year's

If you're reading this, you may have already taken the Giving What We Can pledge. Nevertheless, we want to let you know that there is a pledge drive this New Year. We are looking to get as many new people to take the pledge as possible, and we need your help. If you can persuade somebody to commit 10% of their income to effective charities, you can potentially double your impact.

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Do something incredible this New Year

A group of students has got together to take the Giving What We Can pledge this New Year's. If you would like to take the opportunity to join, or just to support the campaign and Giving What We Can, check out and share the facebook event! You can become a Giving What We Can member here. And please watch and share the amazing video our Cambridge chapter made about why you should take the pledge.

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What can the Reach Act do for Global Health?

For a primer on the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, see this previous post on our blog. Here, Scott explains the Maternal and Child Survival Coordinator position and argues that it has the most potential for impact at USAID.

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Giving What We Can needs your support this Christmas

Giving What We Can is a community of effective givers – an international society that helps people commit to giving more, and giving more effectively. Our members donate at least 10% of their career incomes to the charities they believe will help others the most. Now we need your help to keep our momentum into 2016.

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Quadruple your donation to SCI!

I have always been keen on matched fundraising. Not only does it increase the amount of money raised, but it also involves collaborating with other people and makes people feel better about the money they donate. This is why I have set up a fundraising page for SCI, quadrupling donations this Christmas.

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