We often get the question, “how can I most help GiveWell?”
First and foremost, you can donate to our top charities. Giving to our top charities accomplishes good directly, but it also really helps GiveWell too (as long as we know about your gift). You may not have much to give, but by giving what you can, you’re helping GiveWell commensurate with your resources.
Second, you can spread the word about GiveWell. You can introduce your friends to effective altruism and point them to helpful starting points like Peter Singer’s book The Life You Can Save, his recent TED talk, or our Giving 101.
You can also like/share our Facebook posts with your network or re-tweet what we post on Twitter. Looking out for opportunities to share interesting things we write with your network will really help us.
Third, if you have time, you can use it to help us. You can help most by reading the content we put out and letting us know — via blog comments or emailing our public email list — if you have questions, comments, or concerns. We work hard to make our research available to everyone and we really appreciate active engagement from our audience.
Alternatively, if you have a blog or other audience of your own, we always really appreciate when others discuss the work we’re doing. The best way to view all the content we’re publishing is our newly published materials list, which you can follow via email, RSS, or Twitter.
In very rare cases, we’re open to working with volunteers or even hiring people as full-time staff. If you’re passionate about what we do, and have specific skills or interests that could help us, let us know by following the instructions on our jobs page.