Analyzing Bezos’s $2 Billion Tweet, Line by Line

Jeff Bezos’s pledge has the philanthropy world buzzing, but it’s short on specifics. We parse his announcement for whatever clues it may provide.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Analyzing-Bezos-s-2-Billion/244538

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In Sobering New Report, Bill and Melinda Gates Ask: ‘Is Poverty Inevitable?’

The second installment of their annual “Goalkeepers” report raises fresh alarms that the current political environment and other factors are making it difficult to sustain momentum for humanitarian achievements.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Sobering-New-Report-Bill/244540

Daily News Roundup: Controversial Nonprofit That Houses Migrant Kids Suing Houston

Also, a top physician at Sloan Kettering has resigned amid reports that he failed to disclose millions in payments from health-care companies in research articles; donations to storm relief in the Carolinas is coming from Michael Jordan, professional sports teams, universities, among other sources; and other articles on nonprofits on the law, big gifts, and much more.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/244533

Daily News Roundup: Food Banks in S. Carolina Already Low on Supplies

Groups in evacuation zones have closed, straining those that are still open. Plus, a University of Michigan regent rejected thousands of dollars in campaign contributions; an artist’s daughter sued the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s board for the return of her mother’s sculptures; a judge sided with an ex-employee of the Gates Foundation who said he had been misled about the scope of his job and then fired; and more about Jeff Bezos’s philanthropy, other big gifts, innovation, and sexual misconduct.

from The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Food-Banks/244521

Interesting Read: Grant to Evidence Action Beta

In July of 2018, Evidence Action Beta received a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $5,069,866 to create a dedicated portfolio within its incubator focused on GiveWell-aligned interventions and to provide cross-cutting support to the incubator: https://www.givewell.org/research/incubation-grants/july-

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/5esXnKk6KaU/AmuZ1V1DCAAJ

Interesting Read: Update to Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program review

We updated the “What do they do?” section of our review of Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program: https://www.givewell.org/charities/helen-keller-international#What_do_they_do . — Erin Wolff http://www.GiveWell.org

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/ry68R3mv73k/7JdrOn5CCAAJ

Interesting Read: Conversation with Arjun Pant and Grace Morgan of Evidence Action about the progress and plans of its Dispensers for Safe Water program

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/Arjun_Pant_Grace_Morgan_06-20-18_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Mr. Pant and Ms. Morgan of Evidence Action as part of its investigation into Evidence Action’s Dispensers for Safe Water (DSW) program’s progress and future plans. DSW is a GiveWell

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/HhoSqO5XZoE/OQZgyf0sCAAJ

Interesting Read: Conversation with Heidi McAnnally-Linz and Bethany Park of Innovations for Poverty Action about influencing developing country policy

http://files.givewell.org/files/conversations/IPA_02-27-18_(public).pdf GiveWell spoke with Ms. Park and Ms. McAnnally-Linz of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) as part of its investigation into opportunities to influence developing country policy. Conversation topics included IPA’s current

from Newly published GiveWell materials https://groups.google.com/d/msg/newly-published-givewell-materials/awvXhXI37Xk/AOQDDm4rCAAJ