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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

Which charitable cause is the most worthwhile one? That's a very broad and difficult question, both ethically and practically. I do not fathom to estimate whether a dollar spent on vaccinations in ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

You're clearly aware of the subjective nature of your question, so I won't hit too hard on that point, but I think it would be worthwhile to spend a bit of time focusing on the type of impact you'd ...
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Donation via text message, does all (or most) of the money go to the charity?

Assuming that this was a direct sign up to donate to Save the Children via text, and not via some third party broker or agent, then Save the Children get 100% of your donation. They have the details ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

You ask: How do I find the charity that will save the most human lives per dollar donated? You do it by first being clear about your goals and the means you want to use to achieve those goals, and ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

You should try to find an organisation you can trust. Find information how expensive they are (which percentage of a donation is really given to the target), how they assure that donations get to the ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

Maybe what you need is not only to get numbers about how many people your money helps but being somehow involved in making a HUGE difference in someone's life. I'll share my personal experience with ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

I think the subjectivity of charity oriented to a particular goal (say, saving lives) is hugely overrated. There's a substantial, thorough body of academic research around many interventions in global ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

Get a Donor Advised Fund The first thing you need is a Donor Advised Fund. This will allow you to do several things: Allow you to make complex donations, even to charities that can't accept them ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

Phillipp provided a detailed answer. I agree with his take on this. I believe that it is not possible to determine what charity that will save the most human lives per dollar donated because the ...
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In Germany, how can I maximize the impact of my charitable donations?

The concept of efficiency is very hard to measure in non-profits, as sometimes it's just too costly to measure impact. Sometimes you can't measure accurately the effect operations have on the field, ...
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