We’re committed to sharing what we learn, with detail and honesty, as we give.

We envision a world in which philanthropists increasingly document and share their research, reasoning, results, and mistakes to help each other learn more quickly and serve others more effectively.

In this space, we often cross-post items from the blog of our partner, Open Philanthropy, to give readers a fuller picture of the reasoning behind our work.

  1. 06/06/2014 Blog: Give & Learn

    Potential U.S. Policy Focus Areas

    A blog post by Holden Karnofsky about the specific causes we're considering as possible focus areas in U.S. policy advocacy.

    Topics: Policy
  2. 12/03/2013 Blog: Give & Learn

    Our Giving Season Plans

    Good Ventures announces its plans for the 2013 giving season, including $5 million in matching funds for GiveDirectly.

  3. 02/01/2013 Blog: Give & Learn

    Learning Grants in Policy Advocacy

    A blog post by Cari Tuna about Good Ventures' learning grants in policy advocacy in support of drug policy reform and marriage equality.

    Topics: Policy
  4. 08/02/2012 Blog: Give & Learn

    Notes from Key Conversations

    A blog post by Cari Tuna about increasing transparency in philanthropy by publishing notes from Good Ventures’ key conversations.

    Topics: Transparency
  5. 06/28/2012 Blog: Give & Learn

    Teaming Up With GiveWell

    A blog post by Cari Tuna about Good Ventures’ decision to team up with GiveWell, a nonprofit researching philanthropic opportunities, on similar goals.

    Topics: Effective Altruism