The GiveWell Blog

GiveWell’s plan for 2011: Specifics of research

This is the fifth post (of five) focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. A previous post outlined our top-level priorities for 2011. The most important priority is finding more top charities. This post lists our potential tactics for finding top charities; we are particularly interested in feedback on this topic. These tactics are listed… Read More

GiveWell’s plan for 2011: Top-level priorities

This is the fourth post (of five) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. In previous posts, we discussed the progress we’ve made, where we stand, and how we can improve in core areas. This post focuses on the latter, and lays out our top-level strategic choices for the next year…. Read More

Self-evaluation: GiveWell as a project

This is the third post (of five) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. This post answers a set of critical questions for GiveWell stakeholders. The questions are taken from our 2010 list of questions. For each question, we discuss Where we stood as of our previous self-evaluation and plan a… Read More

Stats on GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic

This post provides summary metrics we look at to gauge GiveWell’s influence and growth. Our full annual review and plan will follow over the next few days. Summary We tracked over $1.5 million in donations to top charities in 2010, compared to just over $1 million in 2009. Our website traffic nearly doubled from 2009… Read More

GiveWell’s annual self-evaluation and plan: A big picture change in priorities

As we did last year, we’re going to be posting our annual self-evaluation and plan as a series of blog posts. Our self-evaluation starts with a set of critical questions about GiveWell, intended to examine how well we’re accomplishing our high-level goals. For the most part, our high-level goals are the same as they were… Read More