Effective altruism

Effective Altruism is a movement that is concerned with improving the world as effectively as possible, so to make with limited effort, money or time greatest possible difference. Trailer of effective altruism lay in contrast to existing forms of charity aware less emphasis on other factors such as the geographical proximity of the needy. Organizations that are associated with effective altruism are Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours and The Life You Can Save, which have joined together under the umbrella of the Centre for Effective Altruism.


Find the most effective relief effort

Many supporters of effective altruism seen in donations a great way to improve the world, where the cost of the organization plays a crucial role. It should be noted that large differences in the effectiveness of aid organizations exist. Many aid agencies have no evidence that their actions actually achieve something.

With GiveWell a non-profit organization was founded in 2007, the altruism seeks to further the goals of Effective for outstanding fundraising opportunities and exposes the full results of their analyzes.

Motivate others to donate

Giving What We Can or The Life You Can Save encourage donors to make their donations intention public. This is to help the decision to actually implement especially for recurring donations, and other people to inspire donations. Furthermore, Giving What We Can inform on various topics related to donations and argue that even a very comfortable life is possible even if one gives away a significant portion of the income.


The philosopher Peter Singer is a prominent advocate of effective altruism and is a member of Giving What We Can.