Giving this Christmas: A Message from Will MacAskill

I’ve recorded a Christmas message – please click to play:

80,000 Hours is entirely funded by donations from individuals like you.

Donating to 80,000 Hours is a highly effective giving opportunity because we have the potential to help thousands of young people pick careers in which they have far more social impact.


We are already supported by Jaan Tallinn (co-founder of Skype), Fred Mulder (founder of The Funding Network) and Allan Gray (founder of Orbis Mutual Funds). Since starting full-time eighteen months ago, we’ve come a long way – tripling web traffic, being covered on TED, writing hundreds of blog posts, creating a professional coaching service, and learning a huge amount as an organisation.

For this Christmas appeal we have secured matching donations at a rate of 1:2, for up to $45,000 in donations. This means that for every $500 you donate, we receive $750! If we receive an additional $45,000 and matching donations, we expect to be able to cover our costs over the next twelve months. Read more about our future plans, and our case for support.

Over the next twelve months we aim to build the best resource in the world for people seeking to make a difference with their careers, before taking our service to a larger scale. While building this resource, we will also be able to give hundreds of people one-on-one coaching, and will share our ideas with hundreds of thousands more online and through the media.

If you have any questions or would like to give, please email development AT, or call us on +44 792 322 1354.

Thank you for your support, and Merry Christmas!