The Giving What We Can Podcast

Join us as we explore how to use our resources to do the most good. Learn more about effective giving, high impact charities, philanthropy, and effective altruism.

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Episodes

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

Safeguarding the future of humanity from existential risks is one of the most important challenges we currently face. In this episode, we talk about what some key existential risks are, why preventing these risks is so important, and what you can do to help.   Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPNsFvU4RZU

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

Want to change the world? It starts with each of us leading by example. In this episode, we look at the role of social proof & norms in building a better world. Full article & references: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2020/12/social-change-happens-one-person-at-a-time-so-start-multiplying-your-impact/

Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

Rickey shares why she took The Giving What We Can Pledge in 2019, what she'd say to people on the fence, and why she gives now instead of later. Read her story: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/07/member-profile-rickey-fukazawa/

Thursday Dec 23, 2021

For our Effective Giving Day 2021 Europe / UK event, we hosted a Q&A covering questions such as: - Why has GiveWell chosen to prioritise cash transfers over the graduation approach?- With an increase in high net worth donors interested in effective giving, what is the role of smaller donors?- How do you (Charity Entrepreneurship) attract more talents and entrepreneurship into the charity sector?Why is political lobby not discussed as an effective use of time and resources? You will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A with a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including: - Johannes Ackva (Researcher, Founders Pledge)- Karolina Sarek (Director of Programs, Charity Entrepreneurship)- Michael Plant (Founder, Happier Lives Institute)- Taylor Smith (Philanthropy Advisor, GiveWell)- Luke Freeman (Executive Director, Giving What We Can) To watch the main Effective Giving Day presentation visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7bnod7ADA  To get the links to everything we mentioned go to: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 

Wednesday Dec 22, 2021

For our Effective Giving Day 2021 Americas event, we hosted a Q&A covering questions such as: - How do you think about the trade off of giving to the same charities every year vs giving to the changing top charities that charity evaluators recommend over time?- On climate change after all of the attention given to COP26, do you think there are still neglected areas where donors can have a significant impact?- Is there an emerging cause that you believe we should be considering as part of our giving portfolio? Those questions and more were answered by a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including:- Johannes Ackva (Researcher, Founders Pledge)- Joey Savoie (Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Charity Entrepreneurship)- Michael Plant (Founder, Happier Lives Institute)- Siobhan Brenton (Manager of Operations, Rethink Charity)- Taylor Smith (Philanthropy Advisor, GiveWell)- Luke Freeman (Executive Director, Giving What We Can) To watch the main Effective Giving Day presentation visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7bnod7ADA To get the links to everything we mentioned go to: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 

Tuesday Dec 21, 2021

For our Effective Giving Day 2021 Australasia event, we hosted a Q&A covering questions such as: - With an increase in high net worth donors interested in effective giving, what is the role of smaller donors?- How has the list of the most effective charities recommended by Giving What We Can changed over the last 5 years and why?- Which cause areas do you (Charity Entrepreneurship) expect to start new charities in? Those questions and more were answered by a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including: - Andrew Player (Senior Operations Lead, Charity Entrepreneurship)- Luke Freeman (Executive Director, Giving What We Can)- Jack Rafferty (Cofounder and Director, Lead Exposure Elimination Project (LEEP) To watch the main Effective Giving Day presentation visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7bnod7ADA  To get the links to everything we mentioned go to: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/ 

Wednesday Dec 01, 2021

In this episode you'll learn how to do the most good with your charitable donations, hear the latest updates from charity evaluators and expert grantmakers. Links and transcript: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/11/effective-giving-day-2021/  00:00 - Introduction00:36 - Why Give Effectively01:56 - Choosing a cause04:38 - Choosing a charity05:24 - Choose individual charities: using charity evaluators08:48 - Giving together: using funds11:18 - Innovations in charity13:57 - Effective giving news & updates from 202115:33 - Effective giving around the world16:42 - Make a lasting commitment18:32 - Summary

Friday Nov 26, 2021

We are co-hosting a series of international online Effective Giving Day events this Giving Tuesday. In these events you will learn how to do the most good with your charitable donations, hear the latest updates from charity evaluators and expert grantmakers, and participate in a Q&A with experts in effective giving. We’ll cover:- Why giving effectively matters- How you can choose high impact causes and charities to support- Updates from charity evaluators and grantmaking organisations- Innovations in effective charitable giving- Practical giving advice including tax deductibility for different countries and causes- Being a part of a giving community You will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A with a panel of experts in the field of effective giving, including: GiveWell Giving What We Can Charity Entrepreneurship Rethink Charity Happier Lives Institute Founders Pledge Legacies Now This event is great for both newcomers to effective giving and those who’ve already made effective giving a meaningful part of their lives. This event is being held at multiple times around the world, for more times and places see: https://effectivegivingday.org/register  Hope you can make it!

Friday Nov 12, 2021

If you’re already on board with donating to effective charities, you might ask: why make a public pledge? In this lesson we discuss the three top reasons. Read more at: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/pledge/why-pledge/  00:43 - Charity is about helping others01:30 - A public pledge can help more02:00 - 1. Commitment03:00 - 2. Community04:00 - 3. Inspiration

Thursday Oct 28, 2021

We recently spoke with member Andrew Leeke from London, UK. He shared with us his journey to taking The Giving What We Can Pledge, what helped him make the decision, and what she'd say to people considering a pledge.

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About Giving What We Can

Giving What We Can is a community of effective givers.

We support each other in our commitments to helping others and learning about effective giving. We aim to create a culture where people are inspired to give more, and give more effectively.

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