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Think Before You Give: A new podcast with Elie Hassenfeld and Saundra Schimmelpfennig

GiveWell has teamed up with Saundra Schimmelpfenig of Good Intentions Are Not Enough to produce Think Before You Give, a podcast aimed at helping to empower and educate donors. We enjoy Saundra’s work and are happy to be working with her on this.

The Think Before You Give website now has the first podcast available. The topic is the use of “administrative costs” in rating charities (an idea that has come under fire lately). The next episode will have an interview with the author of Tales from the Hood.

Also see Saundra’s announcement. We’re interested in feedback & suggestions for the podcast.


  • Jonah S. on March 31, 2010 at 11:37 am said:

    I like this idea.

    Listening to the first podcast I felt that it could benefit from more succinctness – there were intervals when it sounded repetitive or rambling to me, and I had trouble paying attention after a while. Maybe the same points could be conveyed in half the time with some more thought before recording?

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