The hottest Charity Substack posts right now

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The Intrinsic Perspective • 14053 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. It's challenging to determine if our help is truly making a difference, like with sending aid to Africa.
  2. The effectiveness of interventions like distributing bed nets for malaria prevention in Africa is uncertain due to various factors like misuse.
  3. The academic literature on the impact of interventions like bed nets shows mixed results, making it difficult to confidently measure the lives saved.
Astral Codex Ten • 1858 implied HN points • 07 Mar 24
  1. ACX Grants involves an impact market where investors crowdfund grant proposals with potential for big profits if successful.
  2. Only 44 out of approximately 140 qualified participants have signed up for the impact market so far, with a different approach allowing non-accredited investors to participate.
  3. Investing in impact certificates through this system has risks like potential project failure, but also benefits such as tax deductibility.
Astral Codex Ten • 6744 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Some comments argue for reiterating the importance of a specific context when considering spending money for charity or capitalism.
  2. There are discussions on the effectiveness of investing in companies with social missions, such as providing microfinance or supporting profitable charitable ventures.
  3. Consideration is given to the balance between supporting capitalism and charitable causes in the context of economic impact and sustainability.
So Here’s a Thing • 648 implied HN points • 12 Sep 23
  1. Jimmy Buffett was not just about fun; he had depth as a singer and songwriter, starting with wry and touching songs before becoming the Ambassador of Good Times.
  2. Music and creativity can play a significant role in mental health, with organizations like PoetsIN using creative writing to help those struggling with mental illness.
  3. Simple words and creativity can be powerful tools in navigating the complexities of life and supporting mental health struggles.
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Polymathic Being • 66 implied HN points • 24 Sep 23
  1. We tend to hesitate to give fair prices to those in need while easily overpaying for unnecessary luxury items.
  2. We often show generosity to those who don't require it, while driving a hard bargain with those in need.
  3. Our spending behaviors are driven by the dopamine hits we get from scoring bargains and splurging on luxuries; it's about reframing our perspective to support those in need more.
TorahRedux • 19 implied HN points • 10 May 23
  1. Charity in Judaism is not just kindness, but a duty of justice to help those in need.
  2. Helping others should be about assisting them to stand on their own feet, rather than creating dependence.
  3. The obligation to help others extends to those who may not be trying to help themselves, but we must focus on empathy and support.