The One for the World Pledge is a personal commitment to give one percent of your income to effective charities. By making the pledge, you can make thoughtful, meaningful and effective philanthropy a part of your life today.
You can donate to organizations in One for the World's portfolio of recommended charities that have been rigorously evaluated to maximize impact per dollar, or to other organizations that have demonstrated a comparable impact in the developing world.
1% of our income can make a big difference
Source: National Center for Charitable Facts and Figures, 2011
Meanwhile, those of us in developed nations, particularly those who’ve had the opportunity for further education, are well positioned to help. In most cases, we want to help, but hesitate because we don’t know how, and the problems seem too large, too distant and too complex.
Though most of us will pursue careers outside of social impact, we still want to give back in a thoughtful, meaningful and effective way.
We believe that there is a smart way for students to help fight poverty. If we give collectively and effectively, we can not only move the needle on some of the issues plaguing the world’s poorest, but we can completely eradicate these problems.
One for the World (OFTW) is creating a movement that makes charitable giving part of our daily lives. Together, we can end extreme poverty, so let’s start today. Make the pledge and join the movement.
Our goal is for students and alumni to:
Create a movement of giving that extends beyond Wharton. We started at Wharton, where the annual class of 840 students could raise over $1,000,000 per year.
Individually, we can touch the lives of thousands of people. Just 1% of the average Wharton student’s weekly salary would provide over 200 children de-worming treatments, keeping them healthy and in school.
But our goal is to expand around the world. Imagine that a few years from now, thousands of students across the globe will be consciously and thoughtfully giving because of a movement that started at Wharton.
Together, we can change the status quo and give a billion people a chance at life, something we take for granted each day.
Giving should be widespread and celebrated.
1% of the developed world's income can eliminate extreme poverty. Let it start with you.
There are hundreds of non-profits that you can choose to give to, and the process of selecting which organization to support can feel like a daunting task. But you don't have to do all the research yourself. One for the World compiles its list of recommended charities based on extensive research and analysis performed by organizations like Innovations for Poverty Action, GiveWell and Giving What We Can. These are the charities we recommend:
Scales up interventions proven to help the world’s poor, notably the provision of clean water and the treatment of parasitic worms, each for less than $1 per person per year. For more information click here or visit the Evidence Action website.
Creates networks of micro-entrepreneurs and community health workers to deliver proven interventions and life-saving products, such as soap, fortified foods and medicines. For more information click here or visit the Living Goods website.
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from schistosomiasis for one year, preventing life-threatening conditions including bladder cancer, kidney malfunction, spleen damage, and anaemia.
provided with safe water for an entire year.
to protect those living in malaria-stricken areas from infected mosquitos.
from malaria for three to four years, on average.