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  • I realize that refreshing charity recommendations around this time of year helps have an updated picture for the year-end spike in donations, but I’m wondering why top charities aren’t refreshed continually. that is, if GiveWell discovers a charity worthy of taking over the #1 spot, assuming all the due-diligence has been done, why wait for year-end to update recommendations? or am I misunderstanding the purpose of this “refresh”?

  • Alexander on September 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm said:

    mm – If we had a recommendation that we were confident was better than our #1 recommendation earlier in the year, we’d update earlier. However, these updates require a considerable amount of work and comparison across organizations, which we typically only plan to do once per year, so it’s unlikely we’d become confident in a different recommendation set earlier in the year.

  • Jose Ramon Salas Altavas on December 6, 2013 at 6:39 am said:

    Could we secure an expanded of deserving charities to
    the TOP 100 Charities ?

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