Recently, I discovered the Effective Altruism movement. It’s an exciting approach to giving, and using our first-world resources for maximal good for our planet. Here’s how you can learn more about it.
Start here. Philosopher Peter Singer explores talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality.
Next, learn more about what EA is at the Center for Effective Altruism.
Use GiveWell to direct your dollars. GiveWell is an organization that identifies high impact giving opportunities that are supported by in-depth charity research. Their analysis is very rigorous, very readable, and extremely useful.
Later, explore the following:
Further reading… a good debate on Effective Altruism.