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GIVING GAME @ TEDx Pickering Street


NOTE: TEDx Pickering Street is held at Enabling Village this year. Registration for the Giving Game starts at 1530 @ meeting point, registration booth. 


What's your giving philosophy? How do you decide when you're making a donation?

Join us for a Giving Game, where you can get to discuss and vote for a charity (out of three pre-selected charities) that you want us to donate to.

We're facilitating a workshop at TEDxPickeringStreet event for anyone interested to explore your own giving philosophy.

It's sponsored by our local Effective Altruism (EA) members, and this makes your vote count - makes the experience of thinking through before you decide on which charity to give to.

Hope to see you there!


Giving Games are a method of teaching people about charitable giving. They employ “experiential philanthropy”: participants learn by giving away real money to real charities.

Most Giving Games take the form of a 60-90 minute workshop.

Participants hear an introduction covering basic concepts of effective giving, learn about several pre-selected charities, think about and discuss the relative merits of each, and choose which charity will receive the money at stake (which is typically sponsored by an outside party).

By framing giving as a choice between good options, the Giving Game model encourages people to be intentional, informed, and impactful in their giving.

This Giving Game is privately sponsored by a member of EA SG. 

Supported by: TEDx Pickering Street

TEDxPickeringStreet is an independently organized TEDx event, licensed by TED. It is completely volunteer-run and financially supported by the generous help of fantastic corporate partners and ticket sales.

The event was born from the belief that language should be a barrier in the sharing of great ideas. While it originally began as a bilingual event, it is now a ‘language-blind’ platform where speakers of any and every linguistic background can come and share their ideas with the world. In addition to contributing to TED's vision for 'ideas worth spreading', we also hope to promote the values of inclusion, connection and play through our annual events.