Effective Giving is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding the long term future of humanity.
We’re working towards a world in which future generations are part of our moral circle of compassion. Through our work, we hope to direct support towards incredible projects and grow the community of donors who care about and advocate for safeguarding the long-term future.
Founder & CEO
Natalie works with donors individually to plan and execute their giving plans. Prior to Effective Giving, she was practising as a barrister at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers (London Chambers of the Year 2018), and has worked with the United Nations Human Rights Council. Natalie has also presented on philanthropy at the University of Cambridge and King's College London, as well as at the world’s largest technology conference, the BBC, and to several private family office groups. She holds a double first-class degree from the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the highest score across all humanities subjects at Lincoln College.
Simran coordinates Effective Giving’s research, grantmaking and advocacy work. Prior to joining Effective Giving, Simran was a research analyst at Goldman Sachs, working on a 2-person team recognised as the best sell-side stockpickers in London in 2018. At Goldman, she became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and was earning-to-give. Simran read philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford, where she first came across the concept of using evidence and reason to do the most good at a Giving What We Can talk.
Prof. William MacAskill
William is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (the youngest-ever Associate Professor at the time of his appointment) and a research fellow at the Global Priorities Institute. He is also the Founder and President of 80,000 Hours, the co-founder and vice-president of Giving What We Can, co-founder of the Centre for Effective Altruism, and the author of Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference (#1 Amazon best-seller in Philanthropy and Charity). See Will’s TED talk here.
Liv regularly presents on philanthropy and rational decision-making, and co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, a non-profit that has fundraised $14 million for the most effective charities and advises gaming professionals how to maximise their impact. Liv is one of the UK’s most successful poker players, accruing nearly $4 million in live tournament winnings on the international poker circuit and becoming the only woman in history to win both European Poker Tour and World Series of Poker championship titles. She hosts her own YouTube channel, and has given two TED talks.