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Principles of high-impact altruism

Jan 9th 2015

Aleron Study: Principles of high-impact altruism outlines the core principles that should govern the work of any philanthropist or investor who aspires to become more effective. The study identifies a set of principles that are starting to define a new paradigm of working, that encourages greater focus on impact, systematic change and collective action, known as 'high-impact altruism'. 

These are:

  • Having a clear purpose
  • Building an understanding of the issue
  • Providing a proactive and supportive response
  • Embracing learning and data-based decision making

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