#SCOOP4Charity 2017

Raising for Effective Giving is repeating last year’s #SCOOP4Charity fundraiser at the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker – poker players like you can make a significant impact by pledging over 3% of your final table winnings. With a total of 57 events, this year’s SCOOP is one of the biggest yet, and is a great […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Goals for 2017

This post details our goals for 2017, how we plan to achieve them, and our benchmarks for success. We have incorporated what we learned in 2016, so it might be helpful to read our 2016 Year in Review before reading this post.
In 2017, we plan to focus more heavily on the poker community. We […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Year in Review

This post details the activities we pursued in 2016, what went well, and what we learned from them.

2016 was a record-breaking year for REG; we succeeded in raising over $1.4 million for highly effective charities, constituting $17 raised for every $1 spent. We pursued several high-variance opportunities in 2016 to explore the possibility of […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REG Annual Transparency Report 2016

This is REG’s third annual transparency report (see our reports for 2015 and 2014). This report complements the semiannual reports on money moved (S1, S2).
Total Donations
The ‘total donations’ figure reflects all donations that have been significantly influenced by REG. That is, if a donor thinks that REG (at least) significantly influenced them to make a […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 $1,197,280 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