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GiveWell: Philanthropic Impact Can Be Difficult to Evaluate

GiveWell (an awardee of ours) works to identify high-impact philanthropic opportunites, and to provide information to potential donors about the viability of various charitable agencies. The idea is to help individuals and foundations who are interested in maximizing the impact of their donated dollars by examining not only the financial hardiness of a charity, but also the actual, practical impact those organizations make in the real world. The above being the case, it may seem a bit perplexing at first to hear them say that ...

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Reed Hastings Donates $100 Million to Education

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that he's giving $100 million to educational charities:

The Netflix CEO has launched a $100 million philanthropic fund aimed at supporting education groups and initiatives. The Hastings Fund’s first gift is $1.5 million that will go to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley “to provide students of color with exceptional post-secondary educational experiences,” according to the fund’s website.

Big moves like this one are key in moving the ...

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GiveWell: Real Change For Your Dollar

AFFF carefully researches all the organizations that we support. Shouldn’t we all know where our donations are going? GiveWell says, “Absolutely!”

GiveWell works tirelessly to find the most effective charities for your dollar. By looking at more than just administrative and fundraising percentages, GiveWell can calculate the most good per dollar donated. They compare the results of the work with groups working towards similar goals. This is an innovative outlook. In the world of non-profits, the way you do something is often just, if ...

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