The GiveWell Blog

A quick, free way to support GiveWell

Over 150 projects have been submitted for the NetSquared conference at the end of May, and only 20 will get to go. The winners will be determined by an online vote, open until this Saturday afternoon … and you know what that means:

1. This is a popularity contest, and given how likable I am – we really need your help.

2. This is your chance to make a difference for free! We value each vote as being roughly the equivalent of a $267,343 donation.

So go here, after you’re done reading this awesome post: Vote.Givewell.Net. It will walk you through how to vote as quickly as possible. And when you’re done, send that puppy on to everyone you know and at least 10 people you don’t. This is the perfect chance to introduce people to GiveWell: our project proposal is snappy, our business plan is ready, and we have something for interested parties to do right away to help out.

There are a lot of other projects worth looking at, including Throngz (by fellow blogger Albert Ruesga), Maplight (politicians’ interest group connections at a glance), and HELP (connecting developed-world doctors with on-the-ground ones).

That address again: Vote.Givewell.Net. Catchy, huh? Put it in your away message (thanks to Molly for that tip). Put it on your rear bumper. Type it into your browser. Anything goes.

If you vote, tomorrow a child will smile at you.

If you vote and pass Vote.Givewell.Net on to 5 friends, next week you will have a hot fudge sundae.

If you pass it on to 15 friends, next month you will be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

If you pass it on to 50 friends, you will never have to go to the dentist again.

If you pass it on to 500 friends, you will be personally responsible when GiveWell eradicates racism in 2053.

And if you don’t vote, tomorrow you will get a promotion and meet the love of your life … but you will have passed up an easy opportunity to help us out, and you’ll be kind of a flake. You don’t want that.