Donation guide: Choosing effective charities and funds

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What is an effective donation?

Donating effectively – also called effective giving – is not just about giving; it’s about giving wisely. The goal is to ensure that your contributions make the most significant positive impact possible.

Why does it matter?

Good intentions deserve great outcomes. By choosing transparent, evidence-based, and effective charities, you ensure that your hard-earned money makes a real difference. That’s why relying on independent, scientifically rigorous evaluators of effectiveness is crucial.

How can you choose effective charities?

Meet Doneer Effectief. This organisation, based in the Netherlands, helps you find the most impactful charities and charity funds. And the best part? Your donations are tax-deductible in the Netherlands.

Trust the experts

The charities they recommend have been assessed as highly effective by independent research institution evaluators such as GiveWell, Animal Charity Evaluators, Giving Green and Founders Pledge. They offer data-based insights to help you make informed decisions, so you can do the most good with your money.

Even these evaluators are being fiercely evaluated! Check out the results from GWWC research.

Join a community of like-minded donors (Dutch)

Seeking inspiration and connections? Check out the Ten Percent Club. This Dutch community organises networking events with morally ambitious individuals. Learn, share, and grow your impact together. (If you are still practising your Dutch, you might want to attend English-speaking events in the meantime.)

Take the pledge

Ready to commit to long-term impact? Giving What We Can offer a giving pledge, where you can commit to donating at least 10% of your income to effective charities. Make generosity a lifetime commitment. You can even take the trial pledge to try it out.

Ready to make a difference?

  1. Visit Doneer Effectief to find and donate to impactful charities.
  2. Consult trusted evaluators like GiveWell, Animal Charity Evaluators, Giving Green and Founders Pledge for additional insights.
  3. If your Dutch is sufficient, join a Ten Percent Club event to connect with a community of effective donors. Otherwise, check out other EA events.
  4. Take the giving pledge at Giving What We Can for long-term commitment.
  5. Want to learn more? Join our intro programme to dive into the details and familiarise yourself the reasoning that underpins our advice.
  6. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Reach out for a virtual coffee!

With effective donating, every Euro counts. Make yours count today.