Help us spread the word about giving more and giving more effectively – become an advocate for effective giving!
It's exciting to realise that we could all multiply our impact by raising awareness about the good we can do by donating to effective charities.
It turns out that by far the most common way people first hear about effective giving and Giving What We Can is through their friends.
By simply talking with friends and family about effective giving, you can massively increase your impact (all it takes is roughly one person to follow your lead for you to roughly double your impact).
To help with getting started, we've collected together some resources for how to talk about effective giving:
- How to talk about effective giving and Giving What We Can - a summary of general tips about how to talk about GWWC and charitable giving, gathered from our members
- Members' experiences - members sharing their experiences with effective giving in their own words
- Key facts and resources - a summary of the most useful facts about charitable giving and links
- Myths about aid and charity - addressing key concerns about aid and charity
Here are some other ways you could help advocate for effective giving:
- Invite people to our events, especially our Pledge Drive during December and January.
- Follow us on social media and share our posts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
- Link to us from your website, social media, blog, email signature
- Fundraise for effective charities (while mentioning Giving What We Can, effective giving, or effective altruism)
- Write a letter to the editor, opinion piece, or blog post (e.g. local newspaper, student magazine, professional journal, company newsletter, our website) – see example article submitted by a student group to a local newspaper. Feel free to contact us so that we can support you in this process.
- Run an event or give a talk about effective giving (e.g. at work or school, religious or community group, book or social club).
- Share our recommended videos, books, podcasts, and essays.
- Give donations to friends and family as gifts (or ask for them as gifts) and choose effective charities (and mention why that matters)
- Update your profile picture on Facebook to include our photo frame
- Frame your physical pledge certificate and put it on your wall, desk, or shelf
- Reference your pledge on your LinkedIn, CV, or other profile
- Write a review of an effective charity or Giving What We Can (e.g. Facebook, Trustpilot, or Sitejabber)
- Volunteer with Giving What We Can or an effective charity
- Wear a t-shirt (or pin, cap etc) that advocates for effective giving
- Print out one of our posters and post it somewhere
- Tell us your effective giving story (and we’ll include it as a member profile on our blog)
- Display your member badge (e.g. on your website, business card, or CV)