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What should I donate to? Which aid organization can do the most with my donation?

EffectGive is the result of our own personal search for answers to these questions. We’ve gathered all the relevant information right here to help other donors with similar issues.

In the past, comparing the effectiveness of different aid agencies was extremely difficult and incredibly time-consuming. Fortunately, fundamental changes that have come about in the last 10 years or so have created a new standard and today’s interested donors have a wealth of information and in-depth studies readily available to them, permitting them to compare the impact of different aid agencies and interventions. Rating organizations, like GiveWell and others, have played a key role in making it easier to feel confident about what your donation actually does. In the English-speaking world their work has received much attention, but beyond that linguistic border they continue to be not very well-known.

Over 100 years ago, Andrew Carnegie said: “It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.”

Nowadays, it is far less difficult to give money away intelligently, and we hope that the information on this site will help.