The GiveWell Blog

Follow up re: Philanthropedia

Philanthropedia has responded to our take on its microfinance report: Philanthropedia’s response to GiveWell’s analysis – Part I Philanthropedia’s response to GiveWell’s analysis – Part II We find the response to be encouragingly straightforward. For the most part, it agrees with the concerns we have raised and commits to addressing them. Good Intentions are Not…

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Roundup of recent blogging

Now that giving season has ended, we will be shifting our priorities and slowing down the pace of blog posts. Here’s a quick overview of the highlights from our last few months: You Can Save A Life: GiveWell in a nutshell. Why give to a charity with a great story and nebulous impact, when by…

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Philanthropedia’s report on microfinance

I believe that Philanthropedia has a promising model. We were glad to join with them on a recent press release urging donors to look beyond administrative expense ratios. We are potentially interested in collaborating with them and/or incorporating their work in the future. I examined their new report on microfinance with great interest. At this…

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