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2017 Donations

Each year around Christmas I make a set of donations to causes and organisations that I want to support. I do this all at once, because I find I'm a lot more deliberate about what causes I support and the amount I want to donate than I am donating on impulse throughout the year.

I adopted this approach couple of years back after I read a tweet from Simon Lyall. Following his lead I've decided to blog my donations this year on the theory that it may encourage others in a similarly privileged position to do likewise.

I'm always rather uncomfortable discussing financial matters, so I'm going to avoid dollar amounts and just talk about groups of charities. Everyone's situation is different anyway so I don't believe dollar amounts really help the goal anyway.

Category 1: "Humanitarian Causes"

I use humanitarian loosely, my general preference is to support organisations working locally. I use GiveWell for supporting work overseas.

I split about 75% of my ov…