A few years ago I started making charitable contributions around my birthday. I haven’t done it every year but I feel like it’s a nice tradition. As I’m getting older and receiving presents and attention, keeping that in perspective.
I didn’t spent much time doing research this year, leaving that up to GiveWell instead. Nor did I donate as much as I have in the past.
- Against Malaria: I’ve donated to help fight malaria in the past as well. The number of deaths is going way down but it’s still a significant problem.
- Give Directly: I think the data is still out a bit on how effective cash transfers alone are but there’s certainly some intriguing data on cash transfers in conjunction with therapy or training. Could be a new model for charity.