Society & Community Sustainable Cities & Communities

One thing you can do: make smart donations

Sustainable Cities & Communities

For most of us, it is very difficult to figure out whose efforts are actually making a difference to the environment. This article is a start to understanding environmental organizations that are truly making an impact.

  • The group Founders Pledge that relies on evidence and analysis helps entrepreneurs navigate the world of giving, in part by examining which charities offer the greatest return on investment.
  • Data-based reports of effective altruism provide a good starting point for donors, even if the analyses do not always tell the entire story.
  • Here's one suggested framework for your decision-making on who to fund: first pinpoint the impact area (for instance, transportation or renewables), then the approach (like mobilization or innovation) and next the geographic location that interests you.