Interesting Read: Updated “Apply for Consideration” page

We published an updated version of our page with instructions for charities applying for a GiveWell recommendation: https://www.givewell.org/apply-for-consideration. — Catherine Hollander http://www.GiveWell.org

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/4BMgZRmiOac/vyB8_8xZDAAJ

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Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Charites Required to Disclose Big Charitable Donors, Court Rules

In other news, President Trump’s inaugural committee paid $26 million to Melania Trump’s adviser, leaving only $5 million left for charity; 20 refugee resettlement offices are set to close and 40 others will cut back operations after the State Department ordered them to downsize; companies and nonprofits can post messages on Facebook’s ‘Community Help’ tool during a disaster; and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/242572

Interesting Read: Conversation with Dr. Gan Quan and Dr. Paula I Fujiwara of The Union about tobacco control

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/The_Union_12-20-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Dr. Gan Quan and Dr. Fujiwara of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) as part of its investigation into tobacco control. Conversation topics included The Union’s

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/JB951moHeog/XanPaBH6CwAJ

Interesting Read: Conversation with Professor Mushfiq Mobarak about development economics and policy interventions

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Mushfiq_Mobarak_11-30-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Professor Mobarak of Yale University. Conversation topics included important gaps in development economics and Professor Mobarak’s plan to establish an initiative to explore the effects of

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/gJ6imdcXlA4/-6Rt_8X3CwAJ

Interesting Read: Conversation with Robert Parker, Dr. Kristen Hurley, and Amy Steets of Vitamin Angels about monitoring

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Vitamin_Angels_11-16-17_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Vitamin Angels staff to learn about updates to Vitamin Angels’ monitoring and evaluation processes. Conversation topics included how Vitamin Angels monitors its programs, how it determines where

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/6PRKboLPDrE/_mnI2oX2CwAJ

Daily News Roundup: Spending of ‘Ice-Bucket Challenge’ Money Criticized

A group of patients says the money should be spent with more urgency. In other news, Stephen Schwarzman is giving $25 million to his public high school; Betsy DeVos is donating her $200,000 salary to education and special-needs charities; disgraced Oxfam official left an earlier job over sex-worker allegations; ‘On Point’ radio host Tom Ashbrook has been fired; and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Spending/242555

Interesting Read: Conversation with Claire Walsh and Samantha Carter of J-PAL’s Government Partnership Initiative

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Government_Partnership_Initiative_01-17-18_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Ms. Walsh and Ms. Carter of the Government Partnership Initiative (GPI) at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) as part of its investigation into highly leveraged

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/mJouZCOtMCU/sGxQwoGnCwAJ

Daily News Roundup: Children’s Hospital Gets $60 Million

In other news, President Trump gave $100,000 of his salary for infrastructure projects; the Intel Foundation is donating $1 million to the International Rescue Committee to teach coding skills to refugees; charitable giving makes people more attractive to others, according to a study; the Oxfam scandal widens; the 50 best workplaces for charitable giving; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Childrens/242548

Daily News Roundup: How Trump’s Budget Would Affect Nonprofits and the Poor

Poor Americans would be hardest hit. Also, the plan’s food-stamp replacement; its elimination of NEA, public TV, and other cultural groups; and a bipartisan “no” to cutting aid money. In other news, an Oxfam deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled, and a whistle-blower says the charity ignored concerns; drugmakers supported groups that pushed opioid use; fact-checking Matt Damon’s clean-water promise in a Super Bowl ad; and more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/242534