The PIF Foundation's Go Rogue program gives individuals the opportunity to make a significant impact for their favorite charity. Through our unique Pay It Forward Challenge program, you will have the opportunity to help raise money and awareness for any qualified charity (501c3) that you choose. 100%* of the donations raised through your campaign will be directed to the charity that you choose to promote. *minus transaction fees
The PIF Foundation does charge a $25 setup fee for each Go Rogue program. This fee is actually a donation to our organization (we are a charity too!), and is one reason that we are able to give 100% of the donations from each campaign to the cause being promoted. All of our other programs are free if you want to accept the Pay It Forward challenge but are not interested in the $25 setup fee for the Go Rogue program, simply sign up for our Save A Life, Fight Poverty, or Save A Soul program.
The PIF model is built to connect passionate individuals to the most effective charities in the world. We have done extensive research and followed the guidance of many effective altruist to provide you three of the best charities through our Save A Life, Fight Poverty, and Save A Soul programs. We believe that an individuals choice to support a charity with time, talent, treasure, and influence should be based on evidence that the charity is doing the most good possible with the resources that they are given.
The reason that we offer the Go Rogue program is because we are willing to admit that even with all of the research that has been done to find the best of the best charities...it is possible that a great organization went overlooked.. If this is the case, we believe that the passionate community of individuals that we work with will bring these underdog charities to the top through our Go Rogue program.
RESOURCES TO HELP FIND GREAT CHARITIES
GiveWell - GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.
Unlike charity evaluators that focus solely on financials, assessing administrative or fundraising costs, we conduct in-depth research aiming to determine how much good a given program accomplishes (in terms of lives saved, lives improved, etc.) per dollar spent. (1)
The Life You Can Save - The Life You Can Save was founded as an advocacy and educational outreach organization to raise awareness for the more than one billion men, women, and children who live in extreme poverty. We believe that everyone should have access to clean water and proper nutrition, and should be able to live healthy lives free from preventable diseases such as malaria or parasitic infections. (2)
Giving What We Can - Giving What We Can is the brainchild of Toby Ord, a philosopher at Balliol College, Oxford. Inspired by the ideas of ethicists Peter Singer and Thomas Pogge, Toby decided in 2009 to commit a large proportion of his income to charities that effectively alleviate poverty in the developing world. (3)
Evidence-based programs - Does the charity that you are supporting test the effectiveness of their programs? Can they tell you what impact is possible with a $1, $10, or $100 donation? Great charities know what methods work because they have tested their programs. They also continuously track their progress to make sure that a program maintains it success over time. These charities are making a measurable difference for their donors.
Commitment to Stewardship - Does your favorite charity display a commitment to stewardship and transparency? There are many expenses that are necessary for managing an effective non-profit. Factors such as size of the organizations, location, type of work, and level of staff required to carryout the work all contribute to potential costs that may dilute your donation. We do not believe that it is appropriate to have a single standard for all charities, but your favorite charity should be willing to answer questions relating to stewardship and should be able to tell you how much of your donation is being allocated for your intended purpose.
Track Record - Does your favorite charity show a track record of success? Investing in new programs and ideas can be risky because they lack "proof of concept". However, this sort of innovation also creates an environment for new breakthroughs and solutions for making an impact. Our recommendation is that you support a charity that as proven an ability to deliver results, whether through innovative methods or old-school solutions.