This Startup Entrepreneur Lives on Minimum Wage so he has More Money to Donate

A guest post by Linchuan Zhang, originally posted on Huffington Post.

Ben West is a startup entrepreneur based out of Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Effective Altruism community and had donated over $100,000 to effective charities before his company even started, and expects to donate millions in the future.

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Can Islamic Charity help end Global Poverty?

Zakat and the enormous potential of Islamic charity.  A guest post by Jihad Hajjouji, Modou Fall, Paul Callan, and Anja Tranovich of Dalberg Global Development Advisors.  This article was first published in The National on June 11th 2016.

The Muslim world is one of economic extremes. It has some of the world’s richest countries and some of its poorest.

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Let’s Democratize Donations: An interview with Agora’s Founder

A guest post from Linch Zhang, originally posted on HuffPo.

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual donations (foundations, in contrast, gave just over $50 billion). Yet this giant sector can be lacking in transparency .

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What’s it like to give half?

A guest post from Julia Wise, previously posted on Giving Gladly.

It’s been a while since I ran the numbers on how much Jeff and I give.  Recently we figured out what we gave in 2012: it was about half our income.  In 2012, Jeff was working as a computer programmer and I was mostly in grad school, then starting a job as a social worker towards the end of the year.

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5 Videos that Show Our Impact on the Planet – And What You Can Do About It

A Guest Post by Gill Cassar, World Economic Forum, Agora Advisor

We’ve all heard stories about the decimation of forests the size of small countries in the Amazon, the collapse of glaciers in the Arctic and coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.  We are entering the age of the Anthropocene, where our presence as a human species is becoming geologically traceable across the globe.

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Data, Design, and Factivists: The Unexpected Formula for Global Progress?

A guest post by the Senior Advisor for Development to the U.S. Secretary of State.

Agora for Good bases its funds on the Global Goals.  In this guest post, learn how six months after adoption of the new Global Goals, new tools are at the center of implementation.

Go to the profile of Daniella Ballou-Aares By Daniella Ballou-Aares

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Harvard MBAs biggest opportunity for career impact? Giving their money away.

A guest post by Steve Hind, an Agora User and Harvard MBA c/o 2016, originally on Medium.

In a few short weeks, the 900+ students of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2016 will graduate. There is no doubt that these remarkable people will do great things in the world. But most likely, few will become CEOs of Fortune 500 corporations. Fewer still will be wildly successful entrepreneurs. Chances are, their efforts will improve the world without having a truly remarkable marginal impact.

We should be measured on our marginal impact.

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