GiveDirectly

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 day; many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation.
The overwhelming majority of people […]

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

Animal Charity Evaluators

What problem are they working on?

Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) works to end factory farming.

Over 56 billion farmed animals and one trillion fish are killed every year by humans.
Farmed animals often experience crowded confinement, painful toe or beak mutilations, inhumane handling, and painful stunning and slaughter.
Organizations working on behalf of farmed […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Against Malaria Foundation (AMF)

What problem are they working on?

The Against Malaria Foundation works on preventing the transmission of Malaria, an infectious and potentially deadly disease.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.
In 2015, 438 000 died and 214 million fell ill from malaria
70% of malaria deaths are from children under […]

By |November 4th, 2016|Charities, Effective Giving|0 Comments

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI)

What problem are they working on?

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) works on what has been called the “Artificial Intelligence Control Problem”:

Surveys of leading AI researchers suggest a significant probability of human-level machine intelligence in this century.
A human-level machine intelligence might not share human values, which might cause it to perform actions negatively […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Charities|0 Comments

Double your impact: Dimi and Dan Shak launch matching challenge

Update: The REG community has successfully completed this challenge, raising $70,000 in total for effective charities.

Dimi and Dan Shak challenge the poker community to donate $35,000 to highly effective charities. They will match every donation dollar by dollar, thus doubling the effect of every donation.

“I first became aware of REG through Igor, Liv, and Phil when […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roman’s charity marathon for a better world

Roman Romanovsky, who first got in touch with REG at an EPT stop a couple of years ago, had already initiated a charity marathon in 2015, when he grinded for more than four months and ultimately donated $18,500 to highly effective charities such as the Against Malaria Foundation, GiveWell’s top recommended charity, and the Machine Intelligence Research […]

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

REG Semiannual Report S1 2016

This is the semiannual report detailing all money moved by REG. As always, it’s intended to create transparency about where REG donations are allocated. In the first half of 2016, REG supporters donated a total of $301,847  to highly effective charities.

The exact allocation of all (i.e., restricted and unrestricted) donations is shown in the interactive […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Fuzzies” from charitable acts: A reply to Daniel Negreanu

In a recent interview with Calvin Ayre’s Lee Davy, poker legend Daniel Negreanu brings up a very important point about the good feeling and emotional connection (“fuzzies”) one gets from helping others. When comparing giving $500 to buy anti-malaria bednets vs. funding a school trip for a particular person, he states:
“There is something about humanity […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Effective Giving|0 Comments