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NEWSLETTER -  NOVEMBER 2021

Upcoming Event

 

What good is crypto?

Thursday, December 2nd at 4pm PST / 7pm EST

On December 2, we hope you’ll join some of the biggest names in the burgeoning field of crypto-philanthropy for an online conversation about using cryptocurrency for good. Laura Shin (host of the Unchained podcast) and Rhys Lindmark (co-founder of Roote) will co-moderate a conversation between Peter Singer (our co-founder), Sam Bankman-Fried (founder and CEO of FTX), Caitlin Long (founder and CEO of Avanti), and Haseeb Qureshi (Managing director at Dragonfly Capital) about how and why crypto can be used to fight poverty. 

All funds raised during the event will go to benefit GiveDirectly, and we’re excited about this opportunity to raise money and awareness for GiveDirectly’s work. If that’s not enough, Peter Singer will also be making a special announcement during the event that you won’t want to miss!

RSVP to Attend

Whether you’re a crypto expert or just starting to explore the space, you’ll be sure to learn a lot at this event. You’ll get a free commemorative Proof-of-Attendance-Protocol NFT just for attending, and we’ll also give another special NFT to anyone who donates. We encourage you to RSVP today, and to invite any crypto-enthusiasts in your network to join as well.

You can learn more about how crypto fits into our strategy including our responses to frequently asked questions here. We of course offer many ways to give besides crypto, including giving through credit card, check, bank transfer, donor advised fund, bequest, and more. Whether you want to support one of our recommended charities, a handful of them, or all of them at once, we strive to make it easy for you to make an impact with your giving.

New Partnership


You Donate.  They Match.  Anouncing our new partnership with Double Up Drive!

In anticipation of the 2021 giving season, I’m delighted to announce our new partnership with Double Up Drive, a non-profit organization founded in 2014 by professional poker player and philanthropist Dan Smith. 

At The Life You Can Save, we are always looking for new opportunities to promote effective altruism, introduce more people to the concept of effective giving and generate more funds for effective charities. That’s why we’re partnering with Double Up Drive, a US nonprofit 501(c)(3) that hosts “matching Drives” to raise money and awareness for effective charities. 

In a matching Drive, Double Up Drive selects a group of effective charities to support and then collects conditional pledges from major donors to “match” other contributions to those charities up to a certain amount. Like The Life You Can Save, Double Up Drive is deeply committed to promoting effective giving. Past matching Drives hosted by Double Up Drive have featured several of our recommended charities including Malaria Consortium, Helen Keller International and GiveDirectly, as well as other mission-aligned organizations such as GiveWell, the Centre for Effective Altruism and Founders Pledge. To date, Double Up Drive has helped raise over US$18 million for effective charities through its matching campaigns.

Matching Drives are not just popular and exciting fundraising events. Research also suggests that offering matches helps increase both the number and size of donations. A 2006 study from the US National Bureau of Economic Research found that simply announcing a match could increase individual donation amounts by 20%, and that matching Drives could increase the likelihood of individual donations by 22%. And in a 2016 survey conducted by UK-based The Big Give, 84% of survey participants reported that they were more likely to donate if a match was offered. 

We believe our new partnership with Double Up Drive will enable us to operate more effectively: to share resources and expertise across our organizations, avoid duplicating or competing efforts, and — above all — help inspire more people to give effectively. 

Double Up Drive will launch their 2021 End-of-Year Drive on Giving Tuesday (November 30th). We will be in touch with more details on that day, so please stay tuned! To find out more about Double Up Drive, please visit their website at www.doubleupdrive.org.

Visit Double Up Drives Website

Do Good. Feel Good.
Rickard Vikström
Executive Director of The Life You Can Save

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