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6 Tips on Disaster Relief Giving

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Our general advice on disaster relief giving: 1. Give cash, not clothes (or other goods). Giving away unwanted items makes donors feel good, and relief agencies can be under substantial pressure to accept their gifts-in-kind. But shipping and sorting these … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

from The GiveWell Blog http://blog.givewell.org/2013/11/12/6-tips-on-disaster-relief-giving/

Obstacles to “giving as consumption”

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GiveWell’s traditional work (the work behind our current top charities) and our work on GiveWell Labs reflect two very different visions of giving. The first, giving as consumption, sees giving as analogous to making a purchase. For every $X one … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

from The GiveWell Blog http://blog.givewell.org/2013/12/10/obstacles-to-giving-as-consumption/