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Each week The Life You Can Save Bloggers bring you the latest news and reflections on effective philanthropy.

Each week The Life You Can Save Bloggers bring you the latest news and reflections on effective philanthropy.
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Each week The Life You Can Save Bloggers bring you the latest news and reflections on effective philanthropy.

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An interview with Charlie Bresler, the Executive Director of The Life You Can Save

9/27/2018
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Rupert and Loren chatted to Charlie about his journey leading up to working at The Life You Can Save, as well as the role The Life You Can Save plays in the effective giving movement at large.

Duration:00:41:12

Reasons Why People Don't Give to Charity

8/13/2018
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Rupert and Loren share from their personal journeys and talk about different barriers that stop people from giving to charities. It's not that people aren't generous, its about addressing those reservations with research driven answers. ** 2018: The price of eyesight restoring surgery with The Fred Hollows Foundation is $50USD

Duration:00:19:54

Empowering Women

3/22/2018
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In 2017 we curated 8 charities that have a proven track record of empowering women in some of the poorest areas of the world. In today's podcast, we would like to provide an overview of these 8 charities that work in issues related to women's health and economic success.

Duration:00:10:53

Is Giving Cash Better?

3/13/2018
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In this episode, Rupert and Loren discuss about the pros and cons of giving cash directly to people living in extreme poverty, as an alternative to traditional charitable models.

Duration:00:20:18

Philanthropist Footballers: The Bigger Picture

3/6/2018
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Manchester United footballer Juan Mata made headlines by pledging to donate 1% of his income to charity, to much praise. But is giving 1% really that good, or is it something that most of us should be doing anyway? As praiseworthy as Mata’s decision to pledge 1% may be, we’d do well to view it in a broader context.

Duration:00:09:57

How Can We Empower Women to End Poverty?

11/3/2017
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Causes of poverty can differ from country to country, but empowering women and girls is one cause that transcends borders, impacting all nations. In rich and poor countries alike, a key to poverty alleviation is in convincing people that they will benefit from empowering women.

Duration:00:05:19

Improving Food Quality for Hundreds of Millions of People

10/20/2017
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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Project Healthy Children (PHC) have recently announced a partnership to improve the quality and delivery of one of the world's most cost-effective interventions: food fortification.

Duration:00:07:11

The One Percent Solution

5/26/2017
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Anyone who thinks about their ethical obligations will rightly decide that - since, no matter what we do, not everyone will give even 1% - they should do more.

Duration:00:06:34

Walking Across Southern Africa to Fight Global Poverty

5/12/2017
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I believe one of the important things development programs should focus on is not only providing the resources required to lift people out of poverty, but to also provide training on what to do once they begin generating an income, so poverty reduction is more sustainable.

Duration:00:05:51

The Ethical Cost of High Priced Art

4/28/2017
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If artists, art critics, and art buyers really had any interest in reducing the widening gap between the rich and the poor, they would be focusing their efforts on developing countries, where spending a few thousand dollars on the purchase of works by indigenous artists could make a real difference to the wellbeing of entire villages.

Duration:00:06:03

Listen to the Radio: How DMI Saves Lives With Media Campaigns

3/17/2017
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Development Media International uses mass media campaigns to raise awareness of public health risks and change behaviors in developing countries, using rigorous analyses to test the campaigns' effectiveness and estimate how many lives they save.

Duration:00:07:49

The Canonization of Inefficiency: Why We Need to Do Better Than Mother Teresa and the Vatican

3/2/2017
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The well-founded and well-documented criticism that has been lobbed at Mother Teresa since the mid-1990s has largely failed to shake her public perception as a saint. Her upcoming canonization begs the question how this is possible and what, if anything, we can we learn from this for our own giving habits.

Duration:00:06:47

What You Need to Know About Global Hunger

2/23/2017
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The average American household gives $2,974 to charity each year. How far could that amount go to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in the developing world?

Duration:00:08:32

What Does Gender Equality Have to Do With Global Poverty?

2/16/2017
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In the struggle against global poverty, is gender equality an impactful goal we should focus on and strive towards?

Duration:00:06:59

How to Give Like Bill Gates, Even if You Have Little to Give

2/2/2017
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By following the Gates Foundation's principle that "all lives have equal value," you can dramatically increase the impact of your giving.

Duration:00:10:46

Why Your Inner Control Freak Needs Taming When It Comes to Charitable Giving

10/20/2016
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Some time ago, I had a conversation with a friend about charitable giving. She said that one of the reasons she was giving locally rather than globally was that she felt more in control about where the money goes. But do you really have more control? And what does that mean for those in need?

Duration:00:05:54

Why Poverty Hurts Our Children Most

10/6/2016
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Globally about 16,000 children under the age of five die each day—most from preventable conditions associated with poverty. That’s a staggering number. At that rate, this means that more than 11 children die unnecessarily every single minute. In the five or so minutes it will take you to read this blog post, more than 55 children will have lost their lives to extreme poverty.

Duration:00:06:05

The Stories Behind the Data

9/22/2016
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Behind each of these neatly summarized findings (from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program) lie stories of personal hardship, risks, and logistical challenges faced by data gatherers—the unsung heroes of international health and poverty research.

Duration:00:05:48

How to Change Your Behavior and Achieve Your Personal Best - Part III

9/8/2016
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For those of us whose awareness and behavior are not so inherently or concertedly altruistic, I believe we can follow a program wherein we intentionally build up our consciousness and actions to alter our “normal” giving behavior so it more closely aligns with our goals and values around protecting lives; we can escape, or redefine, normal. By following these steps, we can become more educated about effective giving and build elements into our lives that help us remain aware of and committed...

Duration:00:07:44

Understanding "Normal" Giving Behavior - Part II

8/25/2016
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One reason for the poverty/giving disconnect is that our brains are not equipped to focus on multiple variables simultaneously, so we prioritize those needing immediate attention. This can explain at least part of why we have trouble keeping in mind what the global poor are going through when our teenage child is having a social crisis, or our spouse wants a kitchen remodel.

Duration:00:06:12