REG semiannual report S2 2016

This is the semiannual report detailing all money moved by REG in the second half of 2016 (see the following link for our S1 2016 report).
Total Donations in S2 2016
In the second half of 2016, REG donors gave a total of $1,188,880 to effective charities.

The ‘total donations’ figure reflects all donations that have been […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Giving publicly – how psychology can help us understand the success of Dan Smith’s donation drive

Dan Smith’s donation drive initially set off to raise $350,000, with $175,000 available for matching. It ultimately ended up raising $1.7 million for highly cost-effective charties and thus likely exceeded anyone’s expectations by far (including our own). Such a turn of events seems very fortunate, but a case can be made that there was more […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The making of a 1.7 million dollar donation drive

We are very pleased to announce the success of Dan Smith’s donation drive in raising $1.7 million, mainly for effective charities. Smith’s donation drive started with $175,000 available for matching, which eventually grew to $500,000 thanks to the generous support of Martin Crowley, Tom Crowley and an anonymous donor. Thanks to the help of the […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New fundraising goal of $1 million – Martin Crowley teams up with Dan Smith

Update: Dan Smith and Martin Crowley have successfully raised $1 million!

Daily Fantasy Sports superstar Martin Crowley has recently maxed out the $300,000 available matching funds for Dan Smith’s donation drive, resulting in $600,000 raised in total. He has also doubled down on effective giving by pledging an additional $200,000 for matching to the GiveWell’s top three […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Update: Donations to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative are currently being matched, with $200,000 available for matching. Donate now to double your impact!

What problem are they working on?

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works to end schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease infecting around 240 million people each year.

Schistosomiasis is carried by infected freshwater snails.
Schistosomiasis is transmitted by […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Animal Ethics

What problem are they working on?

Animal Ethics works to end all animal suffering, both on factory farms and in the wild.

Over 56 billion farmed animals and 1 trillion fish are killed every year by humans.
Farmed animals often experience crowded confinement, painful toe or beak mutilations, inhumane handling, and slaughter.
Many more animals […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dan Smith donation drive- up to $300,000 available for matching

“I’ve had some sleepless nights wondering whether humans should feel required to help others. Assuming those that can help without much sacrifice are obligated—and knowing that poker is a zero sum game—I felt that I should be contributing my time to other activities. I find it encouraging that I can make real, tangible differences with […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GiveDirectly

Update: Donations to GiveDirectly are currently being matched, with $200,000 available for matching. Donate now to double your impact!

What problem are they working on?

GiveDirectly works on lifting people from extreme poverty alleviates the suffering caused by hunger, stress and poverty related diseases.

More than 700 million people are still living on less than $1.90 a […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The importance of funding gaps: 2017 funding needs for REG-recommended charities

As the end of the year approaches, we know that many of you will be preparing to donate to effective charities. Considering where to donate can be a difficult, yet fulfilling task. At REG, we want to provide as much information as needed to help donors find the most effective giving opportunities. One critical factor […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 3 most important criteria that make a charity effective

At REG, we want to achieve as much good as possible with our donations. We try to accomplish this by finding charities that are doing much more good than average. The amount of good produced by the best charities vs. average charities can differ by an order of magnitude depending on certain broad criteria. Research […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments