Nicole Leffel

474 days ago

We take huge pride in giving to charities with low overhead without knowing a damned thing about whether theyʼre any good at what they do.

"Efficiency" Measures Miss the Point

effective-altruism.com

An e-mail I got from a former employee last week exemplified a dangerous public mythology: “You see, for every dollar a donor gives they have the expectation that it’s used efficiently. After all they have choices, they can give that same dollar to another charity.