This is the second post (of six) focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. This post lays out highlights from our metrics report for 2011. For more detail, see our full metrics report (PDF). 1. In 2011, GiveWell moved $5,285,992 to our recommended charities, a significant increase over past years. 2. While our #1-ranked charity… Read More
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This is the first post (of six) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. As in past years, we’re going to be posting our annual self-evaluation and plan as a series of blog posts. This post summarizes what changed for GiveWell in 2011 and what it means for the future. Future… Read More
This week, The Chronicle of Philanthropy wrote an article about the creation of the Alliance for Effective Social Investing. We wholeheartedly applaud Steve Butz and other members of the Alliance for their efforts, and really hope they succeed. There are too few organizations focusing on the effectiveness of charitable programs, and we’re excited to see… Read More
We spoke at Google (Mountain View office) on Wednesday. Elie discussed our project and its history, and I presented our chief research findings from year 1.
We’re on a pledge-raising trip in CA, and our schedule has been tighter than anticipated. We’ll be back on the blog Monday.
The goal of GiveWell is to help a large chunk of individual giving to become more effective (i.e., to help people more). As such, the two most important questions about our project are: 1. Can we produce useful, actionable research for donors? 2. Will donors use it? Our first year was focused on #1. We… Read More