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Have you asked yourself where you should donate to do as much good as possible? Our goal is to provide knowledge and research to help you maximize your impact.
2023 Excellence Award Winners
In our pilot program, we worked with 21 Israeli nonprofits to produce research on their cost-effectiveness, to try and answer two key questions – how much good do they do? And at what cost?
Our panel of expert judges identified 3 outstanding organizations.
Kav LaOved has been working for three decades to protect the rights of the most disadvantaged workers in the labor market. We evaluated their hotline, which provides migrant workers, some of the poorest people in Israel, legal and financial advice.
The WASH on Wheels program of the NALA association operates service vehicles to repair water systems in schools in Ethiopia for the purposes of sanitization and disease prevention, and provides running water to thousands of children at a very low cost.
Smoke Free Israel
Smoke Free Israel works to prevent smoking uptake by youth, through research and working with the government, and have seen significant success in reducing the health burden from tobacco products.
It is difficult to measure your effectiveness as an organization. It takes courage to publish the research for all to see. But this is the only way we can make informed decisions regarding social action and create an effective and influential third sector. All the associations that participated in the research program promote a groundbreaking change, and the insights are interesting – you are welcome to review them.
How do we maximize the impact of your donation?
We present studies on the cost-effectiveness of associations and recommend outstanding associations
Choose an association from the list that you would like to support and decide what the total requested donation is
We transfer your donation to the target association, without taking commissions or payment
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We believe in transparency and honesty.
In our eyes, thorough investigation and skepticism regarding recommendations on giving donations is a correct and welcome thing. It is not easy to generate loyal insights in a complex field and to accurately assess the social impact of associations and social organizations.
We fully disclose our research method and findings, so you can see for yourself. In addition, we make sure to share the weaknesses of our research method.
“When I come to donate, I am mainly interested in one question – how can I produce as significant a change as possible, with my limited resources? I want to help, but I also want to do it in the most effective way. Maximum Impact as they are called: they help me to maximize the impact of my contribution”
“We have been wanting to do serious and effective research for years and this opportunity, with the tight schedule and meeting the goals, really took out of us the good energy to do it the best way. Thank you so much for that.”
Frequently asked questions
Maximum Impact is a program that aims to help Israelis donate in a way that generates the greatest possible benefit. We strive to assist in answering the straightforward question “Where should I contribute to have the strongest positive impact?” By publishing cost-effectiveness studies of nonprofits and donation guidance. You can hear more about us in Hayot Kiss podcast.
Maximum Impact was established as a project of Effective Altruism Israel, an independent social organization that collaborates with the international Effective Altruism community and key players in Israeli social and business sectors. Effective Altruism Israel’s goal is to help Israelis maximize the effects of their social actions and contributions.
Yes, absolutely. Donations made through the Maximum Impact website are eligible for tax deductions as Maximum Impact is a project by Effective Altruism Israel – a registered non-profit in Israel. We partner with JGive to facilitate donations, so all donations will appear in your JGive account records. Your donation will then be transferred in full to the designated charity with no commissions taken.
All money received by charities through Maximum Impact supports our research efforts to evaluate and publish impact analyses. Your donation signals that effectiveness metrics are as important to funders as they are to us. This encouragement helps motivate charities’ ongoing assessment and transparency.