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NEWSLETTER - June 2018

From the Desk of Our Executive Director

When I sit down to write the introduction to our newsletter each month, I consider what our subscribers would be interested in hearing about. As always therefore, I invite you to let me know of topics you would like me to cover by emailing me at

June 20th is World Refugee Day. As we are all acutely aware, this is one of the largest--and growing--groups of people living in extreme poverty around the world. Several of our recommended nonprofits are doing wonderful work to improve conditions and life going forward for those who are forced, due to a range of terrible circumstances usually out of their control, to flee their homes and adapt to new environments often marked by dramatic deprivation. Some of the Charity Voices articles below share accounts of these important interventions.

I am excited to share the Giving Game Project’s 2017 Annual Report. It includes an update on our philanthropy education work and presents new evidence about the program’s efficacy.  I hope you’ll give it a read.

Good Living and Good Giving,

Charity Voices

Exciting updates from our Recommended Nonprofits

HOPE Amidst a Refugee Crisis

HOPE Hospital, Fistula Foundation’s partner in Bangladesh, has been on the front lines of the Rohingya refugee crisis. They are working tirelessly to bring aid in a dire situation.

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Did you know about the invisible refugee crisis in Uganda?

In 2016, Uganda took in more people than any other in the world—including all of Europe at the height of the crisis. In response, GiveDirectly has launched Cash for Refugees

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Development Media International (DMI) is embarking on a new life-saving program in Mozambique called INTENSAÚDE with a big ambition – to save over 8000 under-five lives in two years.

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The Happiest High Five--Saving a Child’s Sight in Kenya

Childhood cataract must be treated urgently because it can lead to irreversible blindness. When The Fred Hollows Foundation found 9-year old Timothy, in Kenya, his time was running out.

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Off the Grid: Finding Light After the Dark From Hurricane Maria

Over seven months after Hurricane Maria, thousands in Puerto Rico are still without power. Oxfam is helping raise questions about the grid itself, and to identify possibilities for improvements.

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Our Blog

Highlights from our blog

To Grow a Healthy Movement, Go for Low-Hanging Fruit

by Nick Fitz and Ari Kagan

Using evidence to identify potential effective altruists could be a far more effective way to build the movement than debating how to frame issues. 

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