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Tag: Altruism

 

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Individual Giving

What Charity Navigator Gets Wrong About Effective Altruism

Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good?

By William MacAskill | 24 | Dec. 3, 2013
 

Philanthropy

The Elitist Philanthropy of So-Called Effective Altruism

The superficially enticing “logic” of effective altruism ultimately leads to a moralistic, hyper-rationalistic, top-down approach to philanthropy that can kill the very altruistic spirit it claims to foster.

By Ken Berger & Robert M. Penna | 53 | Nov. 25, 2013
 
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Civil Society

The Power of Being Seen

People are more apt to behave in socially responsible ways when they think that others might take notice.
By Jessica Ruvinsky | Nov. 20, 2013
 
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Individual Giving

The Promise of Effective Altruism

The effective altruism movement has the potential to create an aspirational anchor, which may change giving practices over time.

By Paul Brest | 5 | Oct. 28, 2013
 
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Philanthropy

Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving

Reinventing Philanthropy presents a new look at individual giving, focusing on maximizing actual impact rather than donor gratification.
By Eric Friedman | 3 | Oct. 28, 2013
 
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Individual Giving

Sponsoring Hope

A properly designed sponsor-a-child program can have real, long-term impact on the life course of its beneficiaries.
By Jessica Ruvinsky | 7 | Aug. 14, 2013
 
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Health

Incentivizing Donor Registration

Does granting people priority for organ allocation affect their willingness to become organ donors?
By Corinna Wu | Feb. 21, 2013
 
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Online Giving

Scrooge’s Revenge: More on Giving Tuesday

Pushing back against efforts that are likely to lead to disappointment, and three ways we might reframe the initiative.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012
 

Environment

Tsunami Revisited: Stories and Recovery for Today

A review of the upcoming film “The Impossible” through the eyes of a disaster recovery philanthropist.

By Mike Rea | 2 | Dec. 19, 2012
 
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Philanthropy

Why the Art of Philanthropy Trumps the Science

A new kind of "reflective metrics" would help us measure the art of what philanthropy aspires to do.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Nov. 27, 2012