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"Throughout my career, I have given to causes that address the pressing issue of global poverty. Giving has enriched my life. I’ve worked to create groups that encourage generosity and help to make giving something both normal and rewarding, and I am very impressed with the work of Giving What We Can. They have my full support." Dr Frederick Mulder CBE, founder of The Funding Network'.
Giving What We Can is an international society dedicated to eliminating poverty in the developing world. Our members come from many different walks of life, but are united in the belief that global poverty is one of the most important problems in the world today, and in the desire to do something about it. We see that our comparative wealth can prevent a significant amount of suffering if only we allow it to do so, and thus we have each taken the Pledge to Give: we will give at least 10% of our incomes to wherever we think it will do the most to relieve suffering in the developing world.
We are thus a society of concerned people, who have made a commitment to give what we can to help those much less fortunate than ourselves. Together:
- we examine the effectiveness of different aid programs
- we expose all the weak arguments against giving
- we pledge to make giving part of our lives
- we show that it is possible to give the amount we do and still be happy
On these pages you can find
- information on poverty
- Information about how we make charity recommendations
- information about how to get involved
Giving What We Can is part of the Centre for Effective Altruism, a registered charity in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1149828
Centre for Effective Altruism, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Littlegate House, St Ebbes Street, Oxford OX1 1PT, UK
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“I thought that I would make a relatively small sacrifice to help so many people, but it has turned out to be no real sacrifice at all: the sense of engagement in the project of making the world a better place is worth far more to me than some new gadgets or a slightly larger house.” Toby Ord, Founder
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