Giving What We Can is 10 years old! Let’s celebrate around the world.
Monday, November 25
Join other Giving What We Can members at the office of the Centre for Effective Altruism! Have some pizza (vegan pizza included), meet other members, and hear about what the team at CEA is up to. Please RSVP on the Facebook event.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more event details.
Saturday, December 14th
2 - 4 pm
We'll gather for hot cider, cookies, and casual discussion about what the pledge means to you and where you're thinking of donating this year.
Don’t see an event near you? Why not host one? Here are some ideas, from simple to elaborate. Contact us at email@example.com if you'd like help with contacting local members for an event!
That's the recipe Julia and Wanyi used to set up a dinner for Giving What We Can members in Singapore last month:
Possible discussion topics to get things started:
Use a format like "everyone puts $25 into a donation pool." A few people could also pool some money for the whole group to donate.
See these materials from The Life You Can Save for more resources.
In one group or several groups (depending on the number of people), decide where to donate the money. If you're expecting a group that's newer to donation (for example, students), select around 3 organizations for the groups to chose from. If you're expecting a group that's more familiar with donating, let group members propose organizations they're familiar with.
Possible discussion prompts:
Allow the group(s) to discuss for 20-40 minutes, decide where to give (either by majority vote or some other method), and report their decision(s). Then, make the donations!
Invite people to prepare and give 2-5 minute talks on topics like:
Another event format is aimed not just at existing members, but people who are considering joining Giving What We Can. Have a discussion where members can share their thoughts on topics like:
Thanks to Pablo Melchor for his help with writing ideas for events!