Peter Singer in his book The Life You Can Save presents the following argument
1. First Premise: Suffering and death from lack of food, shelter and medical care are bad.
2. Second Premise: If it is in your power to prevent something bad from happening, without sacrificing anything nearly as important, it is wrong not to do so.
3. Third premise: By donating to aid agencies, you can prevent suffering and death from lack of food, shelter and medical care, without sacrificing anything nearly as important.
4. Conclusion: Therefore, if you do not donate to aid agencies, you are doing something wrong.
* Why do good? *
"If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody." — Chinese proverb quote
* Charity assessment * (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_assessment)
Charity assessment is the process of analysis of the goodness of a non-profit organization in financial terms. The measure answers the question: how much of contributed funds are used for the purpose(s) claimed by the charity?
* Impact-based evaluation *
GiveWell (https://www.givewell.org/) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell
Rate charities based on the metric of how much money it cost to save a life.
Giving What We Can (https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giving_What_We_Can
Giving What We Can is an effective altruism associated organization whose members pledge to give 10% of their income to effective charities.
The Life You Can Save (https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_L…u_Can_Save
The Life You Can Save is organization which originated from the book by the same name, also focuses on global poverty. The organization is devoted to providing information about and promoting participation in activities that reduce poverty and economic inequality.
* Animal welfare *
is an organization connected with the movement that evaluates and compares various animal charities based on their cost-effectiveness and transparency, particularly those that are tackling factory farming.