We’re reviewing our favorite charities - apply to join our 2017 partner selection team now!

Do you want to find more about highly effective charities and how to evaluate their impact? Are you interested in helping to select One for the World’s top charities for 2017? If so, we’d love you to apply to join our partner selection committee! Apply before 11:59pm on Thursday February 23 using the form at bit.ly/oftw_app2017.

We have a new and improved process to select our portfolio of highly effective charities. This process allows us to leverage the expertise of The Life You Can Save, and is explained in more detail here.

As part of this process, our partner selection team will select ~5 charities to be One for the World ‘Top Picks’ from a list of 19 organizations recommended by The Life You Can Save (TLYCS). We are now moving more than $10,000 each month to charities on our Top Picks list, and we want you to help pick which effective charities we should recommend our members give to!

More about the role of the partner selection committee

The committee is chaired by Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a PhD Candidate in Economics at Penn and One for the World board member. Over a period of three weeks, the committee will evaluate how well charities recommended by TLYCS score on our criteria for our list of OFTW Top Picks.

The expected time commitment is 2-3 hours for 3 weeks. A rough outline of the process is as follows:

  • February 27-March 3: introductory group call to explain the criteria and process.
    • Committee members will be assigned 2-3 charities from TLYCS’s recommendations and will research how well they score on our Top Picks criteria.
  • March 13-17: second group call
    • Committee members report back on their findings and recommend which charities score highly on our Top Picks criteria. We will discuss remaining areas of uncertainty, and assign any remaining research tasks.
  • March 20-24: final recommendations will be made.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the short form at bit.ly/oftw_app2017explaining why you want to join the team, and send your CV to rossaokod@gmail.com. There are no restrictions on who can apply. Applications must be received by 11:59pm on Thursday February 23.

About One for the World

We want to be the catalyst for a broad movement at undergraduate and graduate schools, to get a large percentage of a graduating class to pledge to donate 1% of their income to the most effective organizations that reduce preventable deaths and assist people living in abject poverty.

About Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan

Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where his research focuses on the effectiveness of development interventions and the methodologies used to measure this. He joined One for the World when it was founded in 2014 and has more than 6 years of experience in impact evaluation research, including for the World Bank, Giving What We Can and Pump Aid Malawi. He will start a new position as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford in September 2017.