The Giving What We Can Podcast podcast

The Giving What We Can Podcast

The Centre For Effective Altruism

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.

17 Episodes

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    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Europe / UK

    31:36

    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/ 
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    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Americas

    31:39

    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/ 
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    Effective Giving Day 2021: Q&A Australasia

    32:51

    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/ 
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    Effective Giving Day 2021: Maximise your impact this #GivingTuesday

    18:56

    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 - Introduction 00:36 - Why Give Effectively 01:56 - Choosing a cause 04:38 - Choosing a charity 05:24 - Choose individual charities: using charity evaluators 08:48 - Giving together: using funds 11:18 - Innovations in charity 13:57 - Effective giving news & updates from 2021 15:33 - Effective giving around the world 16:42 - Make a lasting commitment 18:32 - Summary
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    Announcement: Join us for Effective Giving Day

    1:16

    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!
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    Lesson: Why a pledge?

    6:32

    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 others 01:30 - A public pledge can help more 02:00 - 1. Commitment 03:00 - 2. Community 04:00 - 3. Inspiration
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    Member Story: Andrew Leeke

    3:03

    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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    #6 – Geetanjali Basarkod: Talking about effective altruism and giving effectively

    38:00

    We're joined by Geetanjali Basarkod, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education in Sydney. We talk about our guide to talking about effective altruism, effective giving, and Giving What We Can which she helped to write. The full transcript and links are available at our blog: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/10/podcast-geetanjali-basarkod/  00:00 – Introduction 00:56 – Discovering effective altruism 02:45 – Motivations to help with the guide 04:47 – Research Related To The Guide 07:35 – Why people struggle to talk about effective altruism 10:16 – Process of writing this guide 11:24 – Hopes with the guide 12:40 – Tips for talking about effective altruism 12:50 – #1: Having the right mindset 14:40 – #2: Be mindful of behaviour and language 16:35 – #3: Know your audience 18:42 – #4: Knowing when to have the conversation 20:30 – #5: Know what to say 26:20 – #6: How to deal with objections 29:59 – #7: Follow-up conversation 32:15 – #8: Preparing for the conversation 33:53 – Most important lessons 36:02 – Final notes
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    #5 – Marcus Daniell: Athletes giving effectively with High Impact Athletes

    34:49

    We're joined by Marcus Daniell, an Olympic bronze medallist, professional tennis player and founder of High Impact Athletes. Marcus shares his journey to effective altruism, experience founding a charity, working with athlete advocates and more. The full transcript and links are available at our blog: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/10/podcast-marcus-daniell/  00:00 – Introduction 00:45 – About High Impact Athletes 01:24 – Genesis of High Impact Athletes 03:40 – Achievements of High Impact Athletes 05:16 – Experiences founding a charity 08:12 – Experiences talking with athletes about EA 12:56 – Future risks and challenges for HIA 14:28 – Preparing for the future 15:28 – Supporting High Impact Athletes 16:48 – Childhood and moral development 18:48 – Media recommendations 20:50 – Similarities between sports and effective giving 22:12 – Common Objections or Responses While Trying to Recruit for HIA 27:30 – The battle for awareness 30:06 – Being motivated by community and opportunity 31:25 – What’s Coming Up for Marcus and High Impact Athletes
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    Member Story: Rick Holland

    5:22

    We recently spoke with member Rick Holland from London, UK. He shared with us how he discovered Giving What We Can Pledge, why it's helpful to formalise a commitment, talking about giving, and why it's important to keep donors in the loop. Read Rick's story here: https://givingwhatwecan.org/post/2021/10/member-profile-rick-holland 

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