Giving What We Can

Giving What We Can (GWWC) is an effective altruism associated organization whose members pledge to give 10% of their income to effective charities.wikipedia
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Toby Ord

It was founded at Oxford University in 2009 by the ethics researcher Toby Ord. Giving What We Can was founded as a giving society in 2009 by Toby Ord, an ethics researcher at Oxford, his wife Bernadette Young, a physician in training at the time, and fellow ethicist William MacAskill
He is the founder of Giving What We Can, an international society dedicated to the elimination of poverty in the developing world.

William MacAskill

Giving What We Can was founded as a giving society in 2009 by Toby Ord, an ethics researcher at Oxford, his wife Bernadette Young, a physician in training at the time, and fellow ethicist William MacAskill
MacAskill is the co-founder and president of 80,000 Hours, the co-founder and vice-president of Giving What We Can, and the co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism.

Effective altruism

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Giving What We Can (GWWC) is an effective altruism associated organization whose members pledge to give 10% of their income to effective charities. Ord cited writings from Peter Singer and Thomas Pogge about one's moral duty to give to the poor as inspiration for starting the organization, and personally planned to give away everything above about $28,000 a year, the median after-tax salary in the U.K. His focus was on effective giving, meaning that he emphasized donations to charities which saved a maximal amount of life per donation amount.
Giving What We Can (GWWC) is an organization which hosts a community of individuals who have pledged to donate at least 10% of their income for the remainder of their working lives to the causes that they believe are the most effective.

Thomas Pogge

Ord cited writings from Peter Singer and Thomas Pogge about one's moral duty to give to the poor as inspiration for starting the organization, and personally planned to give away everything above about $28,000 a year, the median after-tax salary in the U.K. His focus was on effective giving, meaning that he emphasized donations to charities which saved a maximal amount of life per donation amount. Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
Giving What We Can is an international society for the promotion of poverty relief, in particular in the developing world.

GiveWell

Ord relied in part on research conducted by GiveWell, and also used the concept of the QALY to gauge effectiveness of charities.

Rachel Glennerster

Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
Glennerster is a member of Giving What We Can, an international society for the promotion of poverty relief.

Derek Parfit

ParfitD. A. ParfitParfit, Derek
Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
He was a member of Giving What We Can and pledged to donate at least 10% of his income to effective charities.

Michael Kremer

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Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
Kremer is a member of Giving What We Can, an international society for the promotion of poverty relief.

Diana Fleischman

Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
Fleischman is a member of Giving What We Can, a community of people who have pledged to donate 10% of their income to the world's most effective charitable organisations.

Jim Greenbaum

Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.

A. J. Jacobs

A.J. JacobsAJ Jacobs
Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
Jacobs is a member of Giving What We Can and pledges 10% of lifelong earnings to charity.

Eva Vivalt

Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.
Vivalt is a member of Giving What We Can, a community of people who have pledged to donate 10% of their income to the world's most effective charitable organisations.

University of Oxford

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It was founded at Oxford University in 2009 by the ethics researcher Toby Ord.

Oxford

Oxford, EnglandCity of OxfordOxford, UK
Giving What We Can was founded as a giving society in 2009 by Toby Ord, an ethics researcher at Oxford, his wife Bernadette Young, a physician in training at the time, and fellow ethicist William MacAskill By the end of 2011 it had 177 members, mostly other academics, in five chapters including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Harvard.

Zakat

ZakātzakahZakaat
This is similar to zakat or tithing but Ord said there was no religious motivation behind it.

Tithe

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This is similar to zakat or tithing but Ord said there was no religious motivation behind it.

Peter Singer

Singer, PeterPete SingerProf Peter Singer
Ord cited writings from Peter Singer and Thomas Pogge about one's moral duty to give to the poor as inspiration for starting the organization, and personally planned to give away everything above about $28,000 a year, the median after-tax salary in the U.K. His focus was on effective giving, meaning that he emphasized donations to charities which saved a maximal amount of life per donation amount. Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.

Cambridge

Cambridge, EnglandCambridge, UKCambridge, United Kingdom
By the end of 2011 it had 177 members, mostly other academics, in five chapters including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Harvard.

Princeton University

PrincetonPrinceton CollegeCollege of New Jersey
By the end of 2011 it had 177 members, mostly other academics, in five chapters including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Harvard.

Harvard University

HarvardHarvard CollegeUniversity of Harvard
By the end of 2011 it had 177 members, mostly other academics, in five chapters including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Harvard.

Quality-adjusted life year

QALYquality-adjusted life years(QALY),
Ord relied in part on research conducted by GiveWell, and also used the concept of the QALY to gauge effectiveness of charities.

80,000 Hours

Centre for Effective Altruism80000 HoursRobert Wiblin
High Impact Careers was soon renamed to 80,000 Hours.

Ben Delo

Delo, Ben
Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.

Dylan Matthews

Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.

Janet Radcliffe Richards

Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Notable members of Giving What We Can include Ben Delo, Diana Fleischman, Rachel Glennerster, Jim Greenbaum, A. J. Jacobs, Michael Kremer, Dylan Matthews, Derek Parfit, Thomas Pogge, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer and Eva Vivalt.