Peter Singer is one of the best known philosophers, especially on ethical questions. His book The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty makes the case for charitable giving from the viewpoint of secular ethics. In it he answers many fo the questions and uncertainties people have about charity – especially how to give appropriately depending on one’s own circumstances. And how to give effectively – ensuring that your charity has the best possible effect.
The video below repeats many of these arguments – bringing them up to date. As the “blurb” says, “Singer talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality — and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share.”
See also: A sensible Christian perspective on Peter Singer – my review of Charles C. Camosy’s book Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization.