Giving Tuesday seems poised to be a permanent fixture in the philanthropic landscape. So what’s the theory of change behind it?
Why we can and must try to answer the question: What charities do the most good?
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.
Deval Sanghavi, head of the venture philanthropy fund Dasra, describes his work testing and building new platforms for giving in India.
Don’t let evaluation distort your mission.
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When we back only proven and incremental ideas, we miss out on the opportunity to test new ones that could potentially change millions of lives.
Grantmakers and nonprofits must come to a mutual understanding of the true costs of change.
The effective altruism movement has the potential to create an aspirational anchor, which may change giving practices over time.
Effective giving requires strong personal relationships and networks.