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David Goldberg: How I Raised $178 Million for Effective Charity in Under Two Years

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David Goldberg is the Co-founder and CEO of Founders Pledge, a programme where start-up founders commit to donate at least 2 % of their personal proceeds upon exit to charity. Set up only 18 months ago, it has already raised $178 million in legally binding pledges of equity and is growing fast, recently partnering with Y Combinator. David firmly believes in business as a force for good and will be speaking about the role Founders Pledge has to play in this process.

This event is hosted by 80,000 Hours: Cambridge and Giving What We Can: Cambridge. We will give a very short introduction to Effective Altruism and there’ll be a chance to hear more about ethical career choices (we think David’s is a great example) and effective, evidence-supported charities (which Founders Pledge cares about a lot).

David will talk about his experiences setting up and running Founder’s pledge. He is a graduate of UCLA and has an MPhil in International Relations from Queens College, Cambridge – he understands your fresher’s flu struggles.

Come meet like-minded individuals who are keen on doing good in the best way they can. There will be free drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks.

This talk is part of the Effective Altruism: Cambridge series.

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