what works.

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What clarat taught us

We started working on our clarat project in autumn 2014. At the end of 2017, we handed clarat over to two partner organizations. Why? First, clarat refugees and clarat family were no longer aligned with our strategy. Second, we felt that the costs were disproportionate to the impact, even after over three years of implementation. In many respects, this was a useful learning experience. As such a project was largely new to us, our learning curve was extremely steep. For all the positive developments and achievements, however, there were a number of things that we would do differently next time.

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Messing up foundations – and how to prevent it

When you set about managing a foundation, you land in a closed system. Considering the amount of public esteem and personal regard for those in this field, it is easy to give in to the belief that you must be making a huge difference just by being involved in it. Managing a foundation in itself already amounts to an intention to do good. To do what is right. To do what is right and good. Surely you can't mess that up? But you can. Very much so.

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Effective altruism reading material for busy people

Im Rahmen unserer Beschäftigung mit der Bewegung und Philosophie des Effective Altruism sind wir auf eine sehr anregende und nützliche Zusammenstellung von Lesestoff zum Thema gestoßen. Gegliedert unter Überschriften wie „Einführungsmaterial“, „Zur Denkweise des Effektiven Altruisten“ oder „Unendlich viel Vorrat für die weitere Lektüre“ findet man hier Artikel, Essays, TED Talks, Blog-Beiträge und vieles mehr.