The GiveWell Blog

Assorted reminders

A few reminders for GiveWell fans and followers:

  • Please let us know if you’ve donated based on our research. We track our impact on donations. If you’ve given directly to one of our top charities (i.e., via their website or via a check sent directly to them) as a result of our recommendation, please let us know so we can include you in our figures.
  • We post summaries from conversations we have as part of our research. Conversations with subject matter experts, staff at potential top charities, and funders are a major part of what we do. We have a process for publishing summaries of all conversations we have (when we have permission to do so). All of our past conversations are on our conversations page. We post each new conversation to our newly published materials list, which you can follow via email, RSS, or online. Examples of recent conversations include speaking with Paul Niehaus, Director at GiveDirectly on challenges GiveDirectly may face as it scales up; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s malaria team on their strategy and timeline for malaria eradication; and Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute on philanthropic opportunities in macroeconomic policy.
  • There are various ways to stay updated on our work:
    • We send out monthly email updates with highlights of our recent work. You can sign up to receive these here.
    • We update this blog ~weekly, and you can follow it via RSS or email.
    • You can also follow our newly published materials list via email, RSS or Twitter.
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    • Details on all of these options are available on our stay updated page.
    • We hold periodic, in-person research discussions in our office in San Francisco and in New York City. Please let us know if you live nearby and would be interested in attending one of these events; space is limited but we will try to accommodate you if we can. Transcripts and recordings from previous events are available on our website.
  • We are happy to respond to questions from donors, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. We often communicate directly with potential donors — via phone, email or in person — to discuss questions they have about our work.
  • If there’s anything we could do to serve you better, please let us know. We value feedback from our audience.


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