Not quite ready to take The Giving What We Can Pledge? We see taking The Pledge as a serious, life-long committment. If you're not ready to get quite that serious, a trial pledge might be right for you.
A trial pledge is a scaled-down version of The Giving What We Can Pledge. You still commit to giving a percentage of your income, but you can choose how much, and how long you want to give for. So, you could try giving 10% of your income for the next year, or 5% until next April — try to pick a target that you think you can stick to!
You’ll be able to use the Centre for Effective Altruism's dashboard to record your giving and to see how close you are to meeting your target.
When it comes to an end, you can:
- extend your pledge period,
- increase the amount you give, or
- take The Pledge if you are ready
If you’ve always wanted to give more to charities that do incredible things, a trial pledge is an excellent way to keep yourself on-track and motivated, and will give you a feel for what it's like to take The Giving What We Can Pledge.
Ready to give it a try?