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Using Benchmarks to increase your effectiveness

“Even in what seem like “unquantifiable” areas like political change and disaster prevention, we can still think rigorously, in an evidence-based manner, about how good those activities are. We just need to assess the chances of success and how good success will be if it happens. This, of course, is very difficult to do, but [...]

By | 2018-06-08T13:37:30+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Articles, Featured|Comments Off on Using Benchmarks to increase your effectiveness

Our preliminary thoughts on impact investing with the Effective Approach

“Impact investing is about having a social objective, an important problem to solve that others are neglecting, and using capital and your expertise to find those funds/investments that are the best at achieving your social objective at the swiftest possible speed.” (Quote from an AXA expert meeting presentation) In our community are a lot of [...]

By | 2018-01-22T12:52:54+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Our preliminary thoughts on impact investing with the Effective Approach

No, it’s not all about malaria bed nets

When you as an Effective Giver talk to people who do not know the philosophy of effective giving, they tend to respond similarly. The introduce says, “Philanthropy should not only be about malaria bed nets, should it?” A clear sign your mission is not accomplished - you did not manage to explain what Effective Giving [...]

By | 2018-01-20T12:22:33+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on No, it’s not all about malaria bed nets