Pledge Drive

Make a commitment to living your values in 2024 by taking a pledge

We invite you to join us in making a meaningful commitment to give to the charities which can most improve the lives of others.

Giving What We Can is a growing community of people who are passionate about helping others.

Over 8,000 of us have pledged to donate a portion of our earnings (or spending money for students or unemployment) to the charities that can best help others.

How to get involved

For people new to these ideas

If you're new to these ideas here are some ways you can participate in our campaign:

  1. Learn more about giving to effective charities
    Read our giving recommendations, understand our approach and connect with our community.
  2. Try donating to a highly effective charity
    It's amazing how much more impact you can have on improving the lives of others if you pick an effective charity to donate to.
  3. Take a pledge to give more and give more effectively
    Making a public pledge helps you follow through, gives you the support of a community and inspires others to follow your example. Our trial pledge helps you to pick a percent and timeframe for your commitment.

Take a pledge

For existing members and advocates

If you're already a member of GWWC, now is a great time to:

  1. Update your giving plans
    As new giving recommendations come out, this is a perfect time to reflect on and update where your donations are going. Now is also a great time to plan your giving. You might want to upgrade from Try Giving to The Pledge, set yourself a stretch goal, set a recurring donation, check if you have employer matching, or ensure your will is up-to-date and includes a bequest.
  2. Make and track your donations
    Ensure you're on track to meet your commitment to help others. This also helps us get an accurate picture of what the GWWC community is achieving. You can make donations and record them on your Pledge Dashboard.
  3. Share the love
    Share your giving on social media, run a fundraiser, run a giving circle or giving game. Here are some suggestions for advocating for effective giving.