#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 […]

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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. Summary In 2017, we plan to focus more heavily on the poker community. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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