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Here are some things you can do to make a significant positive impact in the world.

Take a giving pledge

We invite you to join our community of 7,490 people who have taken a pledge to donate a portion of their income to highly effective causes.

Take a pledge

If you're not quite ready to pledge, why not start by making one donation to an effective charity?

Donate to effective charities

Attend one of our events

We run regular events (mostly online) where you can meet people in the Giving What We Can community from around the world, hear what's going on, discuss effective giving, and more.

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Subscribe to our newsletter

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Join a local effective altruism group

Giving What We Can helped establish the effective altruism community, which now has groups all over the world. These groups discuss topics and work on projects related to effective giving, high-impact career choice, and more. They can be a great place to meet Giving What We Can members and other people interested in doing good better.

Join a local group

Spread the word

Help us spread the word about giving more and giving more effectively. Talking to friends or family about these topics may be one of the best ways to help; advocating for effective giving multiplies your impact!

Spread the word

Read our blog

Our blog features the latest news from our community, updates on charity evaluations, member stories, and helpful information on effective giving.

Read our blog

Find us on social media

Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you’ve taken a giving pledge then you’re also invited to join our members Facebook Group.


Many of our members do a lot of good by giving their spare time and skills. This is also a great way to meet other members and increase your engagement with our community.

Volunteer with us

Make a bequest

Donating money from your estate to effective charities could help you to leave behind an incredible legacy.

Leaving a gift in your will to charity is typically called a bequest, but can also be known as planned giving.

Learn about bequests

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Effective giving

To learn more about effective giving we recommend you sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and review our key resources:

Effective altruism

To learn more about effective altruism we recommend the Effective Altruism Handbook for an introduction to the key ideas of effective altruism. You could also meet likeminded people in the effective altruism community and discuss these ideas in the Effective Altruism Virtual Programs.

To learn more about having a high-impact career we recommend 80,000 Hours, in particular their career planning course and their 1-on-1 career coaching.