The GiveWell Blog

Update on GiveWell’s web traffic / money moved: Q1 2015

In addition to evaluations of other charities, GiveWell publishes substantial evaluation of itself, from the quality of its research to its impact on donations. We publish quarterly updates regarding two key metrics: (a) donations to top charities and (b) web traffic. The tables and chart below present basic information about our growth in money moved… Read More

GiveWell’s money moved and web traffic in 2014

This is the final post (of six) we have made focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. This post lays out highlights from our metrics report for 2014. For more detail, see our full metrics report (PDF). Note, we report on “metrics years” that run from February – January; for example, our 2014 data cover… Read More

General progress and plans for GiveWell as an organization in 2015

This is the fifth post (of six) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. Previous posts have discussed our 2014 progress on, and 2015 plans for, Our traditional work on top charities delivering evidence-backed interventions. See our posts on 2014 progress and 2015 plans. The Open Philanthropy Project. See Open Philanthropy Project: Progress in 2014… Read More

2014 progress on GiveWell’s traditional (“top charities”) work

This is the second post (of six) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. This post reviews and evaluates last year’s progress on our traditional work of finding and recommending evidence-based, thoroughly vetted charities that serve the global poor. It has two parts. First, we look back at the plans we… Read More