There are roughly four
that make up the "earning to give" approach to effective
- to the most effective organizations
- earn more so you can give more
- spend less so you can give more
Very few people will take these all to the limit, earning as much as
they can while minimizing their self-spending so they can give as much
as possible to the most effective charities. (I don't; I could push
(3) and (4) harder than I do.) I don't even want to give people the
impression that anyone expects this of them, because then you get "if
I can't be perfect I won't even try." So: I'm looking for ways of
summarizing this idea in a way that preferentially communicates the
most important parts and doesn't turn off people who are only willing
to go part way. I'm not that happy with either of the ones I have so
"Give money to the most effective charities, and maximize your impact
by earning more and spending less."
"The best thing you can do to improve the world is make a lot of money
and give it to great charities."
Suggestions of better ones?
Comment via: google plus, facebook