Giving What We Can was created by Oxford philosopher Toby Ord. He was inspired by the ideas of ethicists such as Peter Singer to commit to donating a large part of his income to effective charities.
In 2009 he co-founded Giving What We Can with fellow Oxford philosopher Will MacAskill, as an international community of people committed to giving more and giving more effectively.
The Giving What We Can community currently has over 5,000 members. Together they have already donated more than $200 million and pledged $1.8 billion. Those amounts are growing steadily.
You can join Giving What We Can by signing the pledge. Giving What We Can makes recommendations but does not focus on receiving donations itself.
The members of Giving What We Can have taken the pledge to donate 10% of their income to effective charities over the course of their careers or for life.
You can sign the pledge on the Giving What You Can website. If 10% is too big a step for you, or a lifetime is too long, you can start instead with a lower percentage and for a shorter period.