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Marketplace today

I’ll be on NPR Marketplace today, talking about why we think you can do more good by putting time into researching your giving than into volunteering. Local air times/stations here. I expect the audio will be online afterward (at which point I’ll edit it into this post).

The first question: What do you do?

The first question I have for any charity is, “What do you do?” Not “What are you trying to accomplish?” (example: “Fight AIDS”) but “What activities are you carrying out and where?” (example: “School-based education programs emphasizing protection in Mozambique”). It’s a simple question, and an obviously important one: as the Disease Control Priorities Report…

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