Recently the organising team led by Megan Jamer posted on the EA Forum that EA Giving Tuesday might hibernate unless someone picked up the project. We are pleased to tell you that Giving What We Can and One For The World have volunteered to take on the management of EA Giving Tuesday for 2022, albeit in a limited capacity.
Both GWWC and OFTW felt that it would be a shame for the community and for effective nonprofits if we did not run EA Giving Tuesday in 2022, so we were determined to find a way to pick up the project. Both organisations have small teams, and with the limited time we have left before the end of November, we unfortunately aren't able to support the project at its previous scale.
We have decided to cut down on activities that had required a large amount of time from an operational perspective, and this has two significant consequences:
- We will only be directly supporting roughly 25% of the charities/funds that were available last year
- We will not be undertaking significant testing and revision of the donation strategy
We know that this means that far fewer EA aligned charities will be supported through EA Giving Tuesday 2022, and we thought hard about what was the best path forward, but ultimately felt that it was better to support a limited number of charities than not have the project run at all.
We also understand that there is a risk that the strategy may not be as effective as in other years, but from some early testing it looks like last year's strategy may hold up for 2022.
GWWC and OFTW think that there is a reasonable chance that even with a scaled down project, we could still move a similar amount of money to last year (assuming Meta’s available funds and rules remain the same).
Over the coming weeks we will be updating the EA Giving Tuesday website and, once Meta announces the match, we’ll be providing further instructions.
If you’d like to participate in EA Giving Tuesday this year, sign up for email updates:
If we are successful again in 2022, both GWWC and OFTW look forward to figuring out how we can efficiently scale the project back up for 2023.