I'd recently been wondering how much I should be giving to charity. What's too much, what's too little? Not belonging to a religion that tells me how much to tithe, it's a big question.
Josh and I started a website called 10 over 100
where we make the promise to give 10% of whatever we make over $100k to charity. So like if I make $150k a year, I would give 10% of $50k, which is $5,000 (pretax, so it really amounts more to being out of pocket maybe $3k)
ANYONE can make the promise no matter how much you make (if you don't make $100k yet, you are promising to start it once you DO make over $100k, and hopefully you will give whatever you can in the meantime). So all you princes and princesses out there, make the promise now
The hope is that by creating a rule about how much to give, it will become standard practice and will increase overall giving.. kind of how we have rules for how much to tip in the US. If those rules of social etiquette didn't exist, there would be a lot less tipping going on!
There was also an article about it in the NY Times today! Check it out