About Double Up Drive

At Double Up Drive, we believe that public giving influences greater generosity and that resulting donations carry more impact. We raise money and awareness for highly effective charities by hosting matching drives that collect up-front pledges from large donors, to provide 1:1 matches for smaller contributors. 

We have raised over $24.7 million for highly effective charities to date.

The Double Up Drive Team

Dan Smith

Dan is a professional poker player based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been running matching challenges since 2014, when he recognized the power of public giving to influence more generous and more effective donations. With the help of other matchers and the generosity of the public, Dan has helped raise over $24.7 million to date for highly effective charities.

Matt Ashton

Matt has been playing poker professionally since university and spends most of his free time traveling. He’s been interested in effective altruism since 2013 and joined the drive in 2018 to help introduce new donors to the approach and maximize funds raised for the most effective charities.

Stephen Chidwick

Stephen has been playing poker professionally for his entire “adult” life while living out of a suitcase. Having been inspired by public drives in the past, he joined the drive in 2018. Stephen finds playing in part to benefit others to be strong motivation to work hard and play his best.

Martin Crowley

When Martin found the effective altruism community several years ago, he was instantly enthralled by the combination of utilitarian values with hard data to back up those intuitions. An entrepreneur from a young age, he felt that earning to give would be his most impactful path and has spent the past few years working to contribute as much as possible to the world’s most effective causes.

Alexis Gilbard

Bronte Snell

Stacey Black

Michelle Flynn

Chantal Johnson

Llamil Silman

Angela Jones

Jordanne Pallesen

Our Partnership with Peter Singer's The Life You Can Save

Double Up Drive is very excited to have partnered with The Life You Can Save, an organization that was started by one of the world’s most influential living philosophers, Peter Singer. The Life You Can Save promotes high impact, cost-effective nonprofits that fight extreme poverty in the developing world. Double Up Drive and The Life You Can Save will share resources to add value to each organization’s mission of providing outstanding donation opportunities.

Peter Singer’s landmark book, The Life You Can Save, is now available for FREE as an ebook and audiobook read by Kristen Bell, Stephen Fry, Paul Simon and other celebrity supporters. “The New York Times” called this book, “part rational argument, part stinging manifesto, part handbook.”

How We Select Our Charities

Our charities are selected by the Double Up Board with effective giving principles in mind and based on recommendations by respected charity evaluators and trusted partners.

If you would like your charity considered for the next Drive, please contact us: