Apply to join our 2018 charity selection committee!

Do you want to learn about highly effective charities and how to evaluate their impact? Are you interested in helping to select One for the World’s Top Pick charities for 2018? If so, we’d love you to apply to join our partner selection committee! Apply before 11:59pm (Eastern time) on Tuesday 12 December using the form at

Each year, we review which of our charities we recommend to our members as 'Top Picks'. 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 20 organizations recommended by The Life You Can Save (TLYCS). We are now moving nearly $15,000 each month to charities that we recommend, the vast majority of which goes to our Top Picks. 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 Dr. Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford and chair of the One for the World advisory board. Over a period of four 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 four weeks. A rough outline of the process is as follows:

  1. Early January: get availability for calls and agree call schedule

  2. Late January: 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.

  3. ~Feb 10: 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.

  4. ~Feb 20: areas of uncertainty will be discussed, and final recommendations will be made (team members score relevant charities if decision is close). Draft/update materials on new portfolio (e.g. website text, two-page overview)

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the short form at explaining why you want to join the team, and send your CV to Note that sending a CV is optional for undergraduates, so do not worry about sending one if you do not have an up to date CV. Applications must be received by 11:59pm (Eastern time) on Tuesday 12 December.

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 Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the effectiveness of development interventions and the methodologies used to measure this. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2017, and is the Chair of the One for the World advisory board. 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 GiveWell, 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.