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 +^ Name ^ Organisation ^ Employees ^ Charity ^ Description ^ Participants ^ Raised ^ Results ^
 +| Peter Cohen, ​ | TGG Group, Consulting | 50 | GiveDirectly | Giving Game over 5 weeks | 35 | $8100 | **Choice motivation**:​ \\ **Communication channel**: \\ **Main arguments**:​ \\ **Problems faced**: We took a hands-off approach to our Giving Game. Allowing the group to define the game is consistent with the overall democratic philosophy of the Giving Game and did a lot to increase engagement. Nonetheless,​ Chris and I could have improved some elements of the experience by providing more guidance. For example, we could have provided a short introduction on philanthropy in general—including features of each of the charities—and what it means for altruism to be effective. We also discussed the possibility of letting participants choose their own candidate charities.\\ **Evaluation**: ​ Ultimately, our experience taught us that there is a balance between confining the participants and giving them a structure that improves the experience.\\ **Additional information**:​ https://​www.thelifeyoucansave.org/​blog/​id/​126/​giving-and-team-building-in-the-workplace |
 +| Daisy Newbold-Harrop,​ Campaigns Secretary | Exeter University Effective Altruism Society, Charity |  | Against Malaria Foundation, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, GiveDirectly | We gave out EA books (Doing Good Better by William MacAskill and The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer) in exchange for a £5 donation to one of our three effective charities. | 15 | £75 | **Choice motivation**:​ \\ **Communication channel**: In person (via a stall on the university campus and a pub social) and on social media (via the EA Soc. Exeter Facebook page)\\ **Main arguments**:​ We told people that the books would make a good Christmas present for anyone who was into charity, or doing good in the world. We also emphasised that they were effectively only £5, but how much good that £5 could do (eg. it would buy almost two bednets which would protect a family from malaria for up to 5 years, it would buy more than 5 deworming pills and keep the recipient worm-free for a year, etc.)\\ **Problems faced**: It was difficult to get people to stop and actually talk to us about the charities we were promoting; everyone just stopped at the stall in passing, on their way to somewhere else. We found that handing out free vegan gingerbread worked to resolve this, however, as people then felt obliged to stay and talk to us about what we were promoting. Sometimes, people didn't want a book but would donate money just in exchange for the gingerbread! We also found that trying to sum up the EA movement to people and tell them why they should be interested in it in a short amount of time was quite difficult; it would have been better if we'd formulated a '​pitch'​ for the movement beforehand, and had trialed and tested it on people. It would be good for an EA elevator pitch to exist for public access!\\ **Evaluation**:​ \\ **Additional information**: ​ |
 +| Paulina Wiatr, Event Co-ordination for UNICEF on Campus Exeter | UNICEF UK, Charity |  | UNICEF UK | Fasting for 24 hours to raise money for food programmes | 20 | £2945.60 | **Choice motivation**:​ \\ **Communication channel**: In person and online\\ **Main arguments**:​ Telling that it was only 1 day without food but it could change life of hundreds of children\\ **Problems faced**: People were scared of the fast\\ **Evaluation**:​ We were successful, but there’s always space for improvement - we got 20 people, almost £2000, but it could always be more\\ **Additional information**: ​ |
  
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