Dona­tion pledge

TagLast edit: 22 Apr 2021 17:13 UTC by EA Wiki assistant

A donation pledge is a commitment to give (at least) some specified amount of money over some specified time period to charities or other donation opportunities. Some pledges target specific types of people. For example, the Giving What We Can Pledge is a commitment people make to donate at least 10% of their income per year over their lifetimes, the Founders Pledge is a commitment entrepreneurs make to donate a percentage of their profits, and the Giving Pledge is a commitment very wealthy individuals make to donate the majority of their wealth.

Other examples of donation pledges include the pledges associated with the organisations One for the World, The Life You Can Save, Generation Pledge, Raising for Effective Giving, and High-Impact Athletes, as well as Giving What We Can’s Try Giving pledge.

There are various reasons for or against taking, or promoting, a donation pledge. For example, donation pledges might help a person actually follow through on their altruistic intentions, rather than forgetting to do so or facing value drift. But it is also possible for a pledge to be too constraining, for example if a person’s financial situation changes, if they now want to take risks with their career and thus need more financial runway, or if the donation opportunities they want to give to are not within the scope of their pledge (e.g., if they are not registered charities).

Related entries

donation choice | EA funding | EA lifestyle | earning to give | effective giving | The Life You Can Save

A List of EA Dona­tion Pledges (GWWC, etc)

Prabhat Soni8 Aug 2020 15:26 UTC
24 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Earn­ing to Save (Give 1%, Save 10%)

Raemon26 Nov 2018 23:47 UTC
67 points
37 comments3 min readEA link

The Giv­ing What We Can Pledge: self-de­ter­mi­na­tion vs. self-binding

JamesSnowden26 Jan 2017 10:42 UTC
12 points
2 commentsEA link

5,000 peo­ple have pledged to give at least 10% of their life­time in­comes to effec­tive charities

lukefreeman27 Sep 2020 5:54 UTC
97 points
6 comments5 min readEA link

Clar­ify­ing the Giv­ing What We Can pledge

Julia_Wise6 Feb 2017 20:07 UTC
44 points
15 commentsEA link

Giv­ing What We Can Pledge thoughts

KelseyPiper10 Jan 2017 21:09 UTC
10 points
1 commentEA link

Con­tra the Giv­ing What We Can pledge

AlyssaVance4 Dec 2016 20:46 UTC
16 points
80 commentsEA link

[Link] MacKen­zie Be­zos signs the Giv­ing Pledge

Milan_Griffes28 May 2019 17:55 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

EA Sur­vey 2018 Series: Do EA Sur­vey Tak­ers Keep Their GWWC Pledge?

Peter Wildeford16 Jun 2019 23:04 UTC
78 points
12 comments10 min readEA link

Peo­ple Who Give: Sto­ries of peo­ple pledg­ing to donate effec­tively. Dis­cover their mo­ti­va­tions, recom­men­da­tions, and more.

lukefreeman23 Oct 2020 0:51 UTC
10 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Ded­i­cated Donors May Not Want to Sign the Giv­ing What We Can Pledge

MichaelDickens30 Oct 2016 3:26 UTC
15 points
25 commentsEA link

[Question] Has pledg­ing 10% made meet­ing other fi­nan­cial goals sub­stan­tially more difficult?

evelynciara9 Jan 2020 6:15 UTC
15 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Com­pa­nies pledge to donate at least 10% of prof­its to effec­tive charities

lukefreeman23 Oct 2020 3:56 UTC
42 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

What I learnt from talk­ing to over 100 Giv­ing What We Can mem­bers

aliwoodman30 Jul 2015 14:31 UTC
8 points
3 commentsEA link

Why I Took the Giv­ing What We Can Pledge

Peter Wildeford28 Dec 2016 0:02 UTC
18 points
1 commentEA link