The GiveWell Blog

My donation for 2009 (guest post from Dario Amodei)

This is a guest post from Dario Amodei about how he decided what charity to support for his most recent donation. Dario and GiveWell staff had several in-depth conversations as he worked through his decision, so we invited him to share his thought process here. Note that GiveWell has made minor editing suggestions for this… Read More

Are great charities made or born?

Among the groups in our “meta-philanthropy” space, one of the big questions is how to create more “high-impact” (also called “blue-chip”) charities: the rare groups that can reliably, demonstrably translate donations into improved lives. The rough consensus seems to be that we need to fund and support “high-performance organizations”: groups that have “some, but not… Read More