This January, I pledged that I’d start donating at least 5% of my annual income to organisations that make the world a better place. I gave myself a few months to sort out my finances, and to research where exactly I’d be donating, with April being my deadline for setting everything up.
After research on both effective giving and into specific causes and organisations, I’ve decided that I will be supporting six organisations with regular donations, leaving a small amount of my donations total for more flexible or ad-hoc donations. Yay!
So I wanted to give a bit of detail about two of the questions I’ve been considering since January:
- Which organisations will I be donating to?
- What is my justification for my choice – for both individual organisations and more generally my approach to giving.