Historian and author
At Doneer Effectief we want to support the most effective interventions and the best charities in the world. We can direct your donation to places where it can have multiple times the impact of an average charity with the same amount of money.
That is why we do what we do. We invite you to donate with us to the best charities.
Every day, thousands of children die as a result of extreme poverty. Climate change continues unrelentingly and more than 60 billion animals live and die each year in horrific conditions in the livestock industry. We do not want to live in such a world – and we do not have to. It is not only about winning this battle, but also about doing so as quickly as possible. Every extra day it takes to reach our goal, thousands of children and millions of animals suffer and die unnecessarily and global temperatures continue to rise.
Wij willen de meest effectieve benaderingen en de beste goede doelen ter wereld ondersteunen
That is why we at Doneer Effectief support the most effective interventions and the top charities in the world. Their impact with every euro donation is multiple times that of an average charity. Our selection of top charities is based on scientific research and extensive evaluation. We want to find and support the best aid organisations because we believe that every life counts and that safeguarding the future of our planet is of deep importance. That is why we do what we do. We invite you to join us in our mission by donating to the most effective charities.
Daarom doen we wat we doen. En nodigen we je uit om samen met ons te doneren aan de beste goede doelen.
Donate easily with your Dutch or Belgian bank account
Number of donations
The above results include all donations raised for the most effective charities worldwide. We also receive donations and grants specific to our operation. We keep these cash flows strictly separate. More information about the donations and grants for our foundation and how they are spent can be found in our annual report. We will publish this soon, and can then be found here.
Doneer Effectief started as a group of volunteers with different backgrounds and skills. We invested a lot of time into building our organisation alongside work, study and other commitments. We are inspired by the philosophy of effective altruism which guides our decisions.
We are a learning community that tries to figure everything out as best we can. However, we certainly don’t know everything. We are eager to learn from our engaged and knowledgeable website visitors. Please don’t hesitate to give us some feedback or advice. We are always open to support and collaboration.
We are inspired by the ideas of Effective Altruism and use it to shape our decisions as best we can. We donate as much time and money that we can spare without it detrimentally affecting ourselves or our loved ones. Thanks to a grand from the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), we were able to appoint our director Bram Schaper.
We are a non-profit foundation. Our principle is that donations go entirely to the chosen cause. In this way, as a donor you can be assured that we don’t use your money for anything else. We fund our operational costs with specific grants and donations intended for the foundation itself. This is how we ensure that donating to effective charities becomes easier, widely known, easier, and above all, more commonplace
In his childhood, Jan Anne played guitar every Queen’s Day for the World Wildlife Fund. That’s where his passions came together: creativity, climate, doing good and business. After a Masters in Management, he now uses these same core values to bring sustainable change to business. He currently does this as Project Manager for the board of Nyenrode Business University, where he is responsible for the strategy implementation and sustainability of the university.
“Doing good is done with your heart and your head, and Doneer Effectief brings both together in a powerful & accessible way. Wonderful to build a better world for people, animals and nature with all donors and international partner organisations.”
‘Action and reflection: everything with intention.’
Bram studied computer science, business administration and majored in applied behavioural analysis. He then worked for NS for fourteen years in various senior management positions. He looks beyond borders and is socially engaged.
“In 2019 I listened to a podcast on “doing good better”, an explanation of effective altruism. I was struck by the optimism and huge potential to do more good (a thoughtful donation really does make a difference!). I am grateful that I also get to spend my working hours helping to solve the most pressing problems of our time. Will you join me?”
Lotte recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. During her studies she worked on a tool that helps people donate effectively. She is now working on her Master in Human Decision Science.
“I was always an idealist who wanted to do good. In effective altruism, I found rationalism, critical thinking and a systematic approach that I often find lacking in many other attempts to improve the world.”
Jan studied philosophy, theology and social science. He received his doctorate with a dissertation on prophetic planning. Jan worked in higher education as a director and an ethics and educational development consultant, among other positions.
“My pursuit of justice and doing good for all is evident in my studies and work. Effective Altruism fits perfectly with that.”
As a technical physician and health scientist, Daan has always been drawn to healthcare. After his doctoral research on patients with Alzheimer’s disease, he now works as a capacity management consultant in a teaching hospital.
“While participating in the National ThinkTank, I discovered how important I think it is to approach and address problems based on analysis and a systemic perspective. This comes together for me in Effective Altruism.”
As a content specialist, Brendan holds the role of producer and host for Effectief Doneren, the podcast. Brendan has a bachelor’s degree in history (University of Groningen) and a master’s degree in journalism (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). He currently works as a multimedia editor at the Open University on educational content.
“I was introduced to effective altruism through Sam Harris’ podcast episode with Will MacAskill. Later it came closer to home through Rutger Bregman and Jesse Frederik’s podcast. I hope by making a Dutch-language podcast I can have the same effect on others.”
Patrick has a degree in business computer science and works in daily life as a Director People and Culture for a business IT service provider. In his career, he has long been socially active and involved as a volunteer.
“I was recently introduced to Effective Altruism. I have been involved in ‘doing good’ for a long time and can very much identify with EA’s thought leadership. All the more reason to delve further into it and also volunteer for it.”
Wendy works at NS as a service employee. As a colleague at NS, she started talking to Bram about the Donate Effectively foundation and Wendy surprisingly found that the mindset of Effective Altruism matched her own ideas about doing good. She is helping the foundation with its (financial) administration and donor contacts via the helpdesk.
“For some time now, I have been thinking about how to do something good in my spare time. I have a wide range of interests, which doesn’t make the choice any easier. The foundation’s broad range of focus areas combined with a rational view of the world makes me eager to get involved in Donate Effectively.”
Annemiek has completed an MSc related to Rural Development Sociology at Wageningen University & Research. She has almost 20 years of work experience in the field of fund management and sustainability, within both the non-profit and the corporate sector. She has worked at the National Commission for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation and at the advisory branch of PwC. Since 2021 she has been working as an advisor in the field of philanthropy and active in, among others, advising family funds.
“Effective Altruism sharpens my moral compass with which I navigate through the world of charities and try to make balanced donation choices. In particular, the call not to be guided by your intuition, but rather to look at donating in a rational manner, appeals to me very much. I see enormous potential for the movement in the Netherlands and hope to be able to contribute to this in my role as an advisor for major donors.”
Fiona holds a BSc in Physics (University College Dublin) and a MSc in Computational Science (University of Amsterdam). She moved to the Netherlands in 2019 for her studies and quickly fell in love with the country. She has been working as a geoscientist for the last year developing software to help us study our planet. She hopes to make information about effective donation accessible to expats in the Netherlands.
“I first heard about effective altruism in 2019 when I stumbled across the career advice organisation 80,000 Hours. It appealed to both my rational and emotional sides. If you are going to try to help others, why not ensure your efforts are as effective as possible?”
Tim studied Technical Mathematics (BSc) and Computer Science (MSc) and is currently working as a software developer. He helps Doneer Effectively integrate various IT systems.
“I first came across effective altruism a few years ago through the book Doing Good Better. Nowadays, I still marvel at the enormous potential of the most impactful charities. I love contributing to making these charities more accessible.”
After completing his master’s degree in Communication Science, Ivo went to work for large organisations to make marketing more effective. He helped charities like the Red Cross but also commercial parties like Knab Bank and Douwe Egberts achieve measurable online results. It turned out he got the most motivation from helping organisations make the world a bit nicer. So he set up a marketing agency to do just that (Aanpoters). He now uses the accumulated experience to grow Doneer Effectively. In marketing, Ivo believes that, just as with charities, the effect must be strictly considered. That is why he does not base his choices on assumptions but looks at data and experiments.
“Determined to do as much good as possible with my time, money and skills. That’s why I use my marketing expertise to help Donate Effectively grow. In the most effective way possible, of course. By looking closely at data and running experiments, I want to find out how we can make the most impact.”
Andrea is initiator and chair. Among other things, she was a medical advisor at the ZorgInstituut Nederland (previously the Ziekenfondsraad), GGZ administrator, consultant and interim manager. Andrea was trained as a physician, psychiatrist and social physician.
“I am familiar with evidence-based and cost-effective action from my work in healthcare. As a donor, I also want to know what works well and to what degree. That is why I started Doneer Effectief.”
After studying Liberal Arts & Sciences and Nutrition & Health, Eva became motivated to contribute to the health and happiness of others through sound evidence and analysis. She does this in addition to the board of Doneer Effectively in her job as a consultant monitoring and evaluating international development projects at consultancy firm Ecorys.
“When I read about effective altruism when I was somewhere remote in Rwanda it gave me an insight into how I as a donor can really make a difference for another person. By working with Doneer Effectief I hope to convey that to others.”
Thijs Jan has a background as an economist and has worked in the rail sector in various senior management positions since 1996. Both in his work and outside it, he is looking for maximum effectiveness. Therefore, he is happy to contribute to maximising the impact of donations through a board position at Doneer Effectief.
“In essence, managing a large portfolio of projects and programmes to achieve the goals of a large organisation is no different from managing a large flow of donations. Both are necessary. And fun.”
Read why our ambassadors think effective donation is important and support it here.
“A few years ago I took the plunge: I pledged to donate at least 10 percent of my future income and carefully consider my donation decisions.”
Historian and author
“I don’t give because of charity, but from a deep-seated sense of justice.”
Advocate for greater equity of opportunity
“In essence, you take out a subscription here to make the world a better place”
Co-founder Ten Percent Club and Director at OpenEmbassy
“Make three pots: one for yourself and your loved ones, one for charities you feel (emotionally) involved with, and one that solely depends on the impact of your donation.”
Moral philosopher and rational ethicist
“If I ask people to guess which charities are most effective they perform worse than a monkey who gambles randomly. So it is important that we base our decisions on evidence-based research.”
Professor in Philanthropy and Sustainable Finance
“We know that our empathic moral compass is extremely flawed. That’s why we have to look carefully at where we can make the most difference with our limited resources.”
Cabaret artist & Philosopher
Many organisations inspired by effective altruism forward donations in full (minus transaction costs) to the chosen charity and provide free help and advice. As a non- profit foundation, we make the same choice.
To cover the costs of our work, we must therefore find other, preferably structural sources of income. Such contributions have a compounding effect: the output exceeds the input many times over.
This makes Doneer Effectief an Impact Multiplier.
On 24 February 2022 we established our foundation – Stichting Effectief Doneren. As of that date we have been designated as a public benefit institution (ANBI)1. Thanks to a donation from the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), we have been able to further expand and professionalise our work. An important step was the appointment of our full-time director Bram Schaper.
As a foundation, we can do more than just inform you as a donor about the best charities – we can also enable you to easily donate to them. Please note: Our ANBI status entails the obligation that our foundation selects the charities and determines the final allocation of donations.
Andrea de Wildt, Chair
Eva de Groot, Secretary
Thijs Jan Noomen, Treasurer
Van Diemenstraat 200 – Office 92
1013 CP AMSTERDAM
ANBI/RSIN: 8636 80 252
Bank account: IBAN NL93 TRIO 0320 4478 55 named Stichting Effectief Doneren.
Effectief Altruïsme Nederland is part of the global effective altruism movement.
The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) exists to support and grow the effective altruism movement.
The Ten Percent Club is a community of people who want to get better at donating effectively.
Giving What We Can is an organisation of effective givers. They provide support, information and community to enable their members to do as much good as possible with their donations.
Several other European countries are host to organisations like us which promote and facilitate donations to effective charities. Our shared vision has led to the beginnings of collaboration. We’d like to extend our gratitude in particular to our German colleague Sebastian Schwiecker from Effectiv Spenden for his support. We have benefited greatly and gratefully from his experience and materials.