Two new charity partners for 2018

We have added two new charities to our portfolio for 2018, D-Rev and Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation program. D-Rev (from "Design Revolution") designs and delivers innovative medical devices to save and transform the lives of the global poor. Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation program provides critical nutrition to at-risk children to prevent Vitamin A deficiency, which can lead to blindness and increased risk of disease and death.

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A Ray of Hope

When I was nine years old, I had the chance to go to an island called Sumba with my family. I had no idea that I would be returning to this eastern Indonesian island every summer for the next twelve years. At that time, I had always lived in France. I had never set a foot in Asia. I knew that in some places across the globe people suffered from poverty but the word poverty only rang a distant bell in my mind.

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What Makes a Charity Effective?

When we give money to a charity, we assume the money will be used to do good. But that’s not always the case. Some charities accomplish very little; a few may even unintentionally cause harm. Most charities probably have some positive impact, but the amount of good they achieve varies widely. By ensuring that you give to effective charities, you can be confident that your donations will make a significant difference.

What makes a charity effective, how do we know whether it’s effective, and how can we use this information to guide our giving?

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How to Maximize the Impact of Your Charitable Giving in the Age of Trump

We've had feedback from a number of people who, in light of recent political developments in the US, are unsure about supporting charities that focus on improving the lives of the world’s poorest people, through initiatives like One for the World. We recognize that many of our members care deeply about, and give generously to, domestic causes, but we want to set out a few reasons why we think it is a great idea to continue to give generously to help the world’s poorest people.

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One for the World's Top Picks for 2017

We have just concluded our annual review and selection process and are excited to announce our Top Picks for 2017! The charities in our Top Picks portfolio this year are: Against Malaria Foundation, Living Goods, Population Services International, GiveDirectly and Possible. Our wider portfolio of 18 charities selected by our partners, The Life You Can Save, remains the same. This is the first year that GiveDirectly and Possible are in our Top Picks, and we are excited to recommend them to our members. This blog post will give an overview of this year's selection process, and each of the charities in our Top Picks portfolio.

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