Rethink Charity Forward: Giving Platform for Canadian Donors

Rethink Charity has launched RC Forward , Canada’s first cause-neutral donation routing fund for high-impact charities around the world.   Until now, Charity Science Outreach (CSO) has been accepting donations from Canadians to GiveWell -recommended charities. Many of these are not registered charities in Canada, so CSO has been able... Read More

SHIC's Recommended Charities 2017

Better late than never! As is the goal with everything SHIC publishes, this post is meant to be accessible to those unfamiliar with Effective Altruism. Read the full post here: http://www.shicschools.org/single-post/2017/05/15/SHIC-Recommended-Charities-2017 -------- Why SHIC is updating its list When Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC) was founded in early 2016, we... Read More
Comment author: ClaireZabel 05 April 2017 02:14:02AM 1 point [-]

[minor] In the sentence, "While more pilot testing is necessary in order to make definitive judgements on SHIC as a whole, we feel that we have gathered enough data to guide strategic changes to this exceedingly novel project." "exceedingly novel" seems like a substantial exaggeration to me. There have been EA student groups, and LEAN, before (as you know), as well as inter-school groups for many different causes.

Comment author: baxterb 05 April 2017 02:44:00PM 1 point [-]

I see where you're coming from. When we wrote this I think we were referring to the fact that there don't seem to be any clubs or programs at the high school level that have the same goals as SHIC, and that we're feeling like we're in uncharted territory as we've been reaching out to these institutions, teachers and students, mainly because building a curriculum into the network seems like a new approach.

In any case, that's not well explained in the document, and I don't think that sentence gives off the message we want it to, so I'll strongly consider editing. Thanks!


Students for High-Impact Charity Interim Report

SHIC has released an Interim report detailing our progress through 2016. Read the Executive Summary below, or view the full report here . *** SHIC Interim Report: Executive Summary This report comes following the close of our first semester of operation, four months after the organization secured target funding to... Read More

SHIC Interim Report Survey

Many on this forum have been integral to the success Students for High-Impact Charity has already seen since its official launch less than a year ago. Now that we’re midway through our first school year, we thought it’s time to take a step back, see what the future holds for... Read More