Get involved

Here are some things you can do to make a significant positive impact in the world.

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Positive Impact Society Erasmus group in Rotterdam, Netherlands after signing the Giving What We Can Pledge

Take a giving pledge

We invite you to join our community of 10,000 people who have taken a pledge to donate a portion of their income to highly effective causes.

Learn about our pledges

If you're not quite ready to pledge, why not start by making one donation to an effective charity?

Donate to effective charities

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to stay informed about effective giving? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Join our online community

We have a community slack workspace designed to help you connect with others interested in effective giving, so you can self organise meetups, ask questions and much more!

Join the space

Join a local Giving What We Can group

Giving What We Can has just re-launched local GWWC groups in select cities! Local groups are a wonderful way to connect with people who share similar values and interests.

Join a local group

Spread the word

Help us spread the word about giving more and giving more effectively. Talking to friends or family about these topics may be one of the best ways to help; advocating for effective giving multiplies your impact!

Spread the word

Attend one of our events

We run regular events (mostly online) where you can meet people in the Giving What We Can community from around the world, hear what's going on, discuss effective giving, and more.

View our events

Read our blog

Our blog features the latest news from our community, updates on charity evaluations, member stories, and helpful information on effective giving.

Read our blog

Find us on social media

Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you’ve taken a giving pledge then you’re also invited to join our members Facebook Group.

Subscribe to our podcast and YouTube

Learn more about effective giving from industry-leading experts and stay tuned to our newest findings through our podcast and YouTube channel.


Many of our members do a lot of good by giving their spare time and skills. This is also a great way to meet other members and increase your engagement with our community.

Use our new volunteering tool to see what kinds of volunteer opportunities are available.

Use the volunteering tool

Make a bequest

Donating money from your estate to effective charities could help you to leave behind an incredible legacy. Leaving a gift in your will to charity is typically called a bequest, but can also be known as planned giving.

Learn about bequests

Learn more

Effective giving

To learn more about effective giving, we recommend you sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media, and review our key resources:

Effective altruism

We recommend the Effective Altruism Handbook for an introduction to the key ideas of effective altruism. You could also meet like-minded people in the effective altruism community and discuss these ideas in Effective Altruism Virtual Programs.

To learn more about having a high-impact career, we recommend 80,000 Hours, in particular their career planning course and their one-on-one career advising.