External Resources Giving is driven by intensely personal attitudes. In the digital age we are blessed with access to vast amounts of information. On this page we list some resources that we have found helpful. Please let us know your favourites. Books Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference, by William Macaskill It Ain’t What You Give, It’s The Way That You Give It, by Caroline Fiennes The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically, by Peter Singer TED Talks The why and how of effective altruism by Peter Singer Giving away our wealth has been the best thing we’ve done by Bill & Melinda Gates Websites The Centre for Effective Altruism CEA is a registered UK charity founded by Will McAskill and others to help disseminate the ideas expounded in his excellent book. Financial Tracking Service – provides data on the current state of funding of international humanitarian projects. Givewell – US site with short list of charities mainly in the developing world with evidence of impact. The Life you can save – Peter Singer’s (also see book & TED talk) website with recommendations for charities with effective programmes. Research What makes a good charity? by New Philanthropy Capital Charities & Administration costs – report by Caroline Fiennes which suggests that charities spending more on overheads achieve more Advice for Donors Charities Aid Foundation – the major provider of charity accounts in the UK. I.G. Advisors – B Corporation providing independent advice for charities and donors. The Big Give – the experts on matched giving but they can also help donors search for effective charities. The Funding Network – hold regular group meetings at which three small charities pitch for funding. Founded by Fred Mulder CBE The Giving Department – founded by Steve Wickham, acts as several family offices, major grant makers and corporates Philanthropy Impact – Guide to Giving – lots of useful content for donors plus personalised advice if required. Volunteering Matchmaking websites for volunteers Reach volunteering: UK based site that connects people with at least 3 years professional experience. Volunteer match: Site that facilitates micro volunteering. Universal Giving: The site to use if you want to travel and volunteer overseas. Impact analysis Driving Impact by Impetus Private Equity Foundation Center for Theory of Change – explanation about theory of change.