Hi, I'm Natalie Cargill, Founder & CEO of Effective Giving. We are a research and advisory non-profit that supports donors who want to maximise their positive impact on the world.  We work closely with researchers at the University of Oxford, and are currently advising the UK's youngest self-made billionaire on his philanthropy.

Our work is informed by the intellectual and practical project of effective altruism: The use of evidence and careful reasoning to identify the most promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems. In particular, I consider a central moral concern of our time to be the way in which our actions today affect future generations. This TED talk is a good introduction as to why. 


If you'd like to get in touch, please email me at natalie@effectivegiving.org.


Past Events



Davos, Switzerland

20 - 24 January 2020

Effective Giving hosted a dinner with Ben Delo and Professor William MacAskill at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos.

BBC Conference


London, UK 

October 2019

The BBC's annual conference on emerging technology. Other panellists included author Jamie Bartlett & researcher and broadcaster Stephanie Hare.

Beneficial AGI

San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 2019


Beneficial AGI 2019 was the sequel to the FLI's Puerto Rico AI conference, 2015 & Asilomar Beneficial AI conference, 2017.


London, UK

September 2018


HTLGI is the world's largest philosophy and music festival. Other speakers included Dr Anders Sandberg and Steven Pinker.

Web Summit


Lisbon, Portugal

4 - 7 November

With over 70,000 attendees, Web Summit is the largest technology conference on the planet. 


Oxfordshire, UK

August 2019


The School of International Futures' summer retreat in strategic foresight. Other speakers included Amanda Ruggeri & Eleonore Pauwels

ASI presents 'Forum' 

London, UK 

December 2018


Adam Smith Institute's third forum brought together leading academics for a day of talks on the underappreciated, underrecognised ideas they believe help explain and improve the world around us.

EA Global 2019


London, UK
October 2019

EA Global is the biannual gathering of the effective altruism community. 


Toronto, Canada 

May 2019 

"North America's fastest-growing tech conference", Collision brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. 

Devcon 4

Prague, Czech Republic 

October 2018


In 2018 the annual Ethereum conference was held in Prague and was attended by ~3,000 individuals. 


Osaka, Japan

October 2019

Devcon is the annual Ethereum conference for developers,
researchers, thinkers, and makers. 

YC 120

Denver, US 

April 2019

A weekend hosted by Y Combinator to find more curious, creative people who are doing exciting work in emerging fields and give them an opportunity to start building their network.

EA Global

London, UK

October 2018


EA Global is the biannual gathering of the effective altruism community.