The GiveWell Blog

Why are you reading this?

For nearly a year now, we’ve been talking about creating the world’s first truly useful donor resource: one that goes beyond naive and meaningless metrics like “how much of my money goes to program”? and instead looks at what charities do and whether it works.

It’s not an idea anymore, it’s a product. It exists now. It’s right here:

There is more content to read, learn from, and critique than 10 blog posts’ worth.

If you’d rather read my snarky ramblings than the first ever public exploration of how to help people as well as possible … come back Thursday, I guess. Please check out We want to know what you think.


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