Culture

A Data-Driven Christmas Gift

December 22, 2018
Kjartan Slette
COO & Co-founder

For the third year in a row we are not giving Christmas gifts to the people at Unacast, but instead the people at Unacast are giving the Christmas gift budget to charity.

As a data company it is only fitting that we use a data-driven approach also to charity, and we have therefore for the last three years donated to GiveWell - an organization that seeks to optimize doing good for the world by constantly vetting different charities and cause to choose the ones with the highest impact.

Some of the current top causes at GiveWell.org
So, if you are looking for a last-minute gift yourself please check out GiveWell and entrust them to pick the causes that matter. We do.

What is GiveWell? Hear what they have to say about themselves

GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.

Unlike charity evaluators that focus solely on financials, assessing administrative or fundraising costs, we conduct in-depth research aiming to determine how much good a given program accomplishes (in terms of lives saved, lives improved, etc.) per dollar spent. Rather than try to rate as many charities as possible, we focus on the few charities that stand out most (by our criteria) in order to find and confidently recommend high-impact giving opportunities (our list of top charities).