maxwells_daemon: (Dr Bunsen)
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This seems like a good way to encourage people to make significant contributions to helping tackling poverty. The web site also has useful resources to help decide on the most effective charities.

Web site: Giving What We Can
BBC News article

Good work, Toby!

Date: 2009-11-14 06:51 pm (UTC)
jinty: (mitzi)
From: [personal profile] jinty
Yes, I saw that today and bookmarked it for further reading. Do you know him then, that you refer to him familiarly?

Date: 2009-11-14 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes. He's a friend from OUSFG (one of the older young ones). Pleasingly, all but one of the member profiles are for people I know, and the other looks strangely familiar!

I hope you will consider joining. I think it's a good idea to prod us into doing what we ought to have been doing all along.

(You can read about another of Toby's exploits in a previous post of mine (

I have just calculated and

Date: 2009-11-14 10:17 pm (UTC)
jinty: (diamond dress)
From: [personal profile] jinty
normally I give just over 2% of my after-tax income per month to charity, and on a month where I've spent more for some reason (say £100 to the Ashmolean rebuild, as we did recently) then it may be as much as 6%. But I have never sat and worked out which are the most _cost effective_ charities to give to in the way that Toby's site does. I could certainly give more than I do without worrying about it, and I could add some of the charities that are suggested, but I'm not sure about committing to 10%-plus per se.

Date: 2009-11-20 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Appeared as a non-joke in the final five minutes of...

Date: 2009-11-21 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, I missed the original news segment.

It's odd seeing people you know on TV. He did a good job I think.


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