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4Dewi Erwan6d
Cool, thanks Lizka and the Forum team! If you click "New Post" in the subforum, does that post also appear on the Frontpage? My assumption is yes, but just wanted to clarify.
5Clifford6d
Thanks Dewi! Yes, if you click "New Post" - you can turn this off in the normal way by unticking the checkbox: "This post may appear on the frontpage". New Threads will only appear in the subforum.

It would be useful to add some info text boxes for those because I don't think it would be intuitive that the post / threads have different rules. 

By Johannes Ackva, Violet Buxton-Walsh, and Luisa Sandkühler

These posts were originally written for the Founders Pledge Blog so the style is a bit different (e.g. less technical, less hedging language) than for typical EA Forum posts. We...

Prior to the FTX debacle, we could have reasonably disagreed on how much to emphasize earning to give as a career path. I personally thought earning to give was underemphasized as a career path (by the community...

Posted this early, so excuse any notifications.

instead cultivate talent that are so dedicated to EA that they're willing to do altruistic work for very little money.

As someone who is working at an EA org for free,  I don't agree with this.

I come from a background of non-EA youth advocacy for multiple cause areas, including education, climate change and animal rights. I have had so many good co-founders go into non impact-focused, high paying roles like consulting because they don't get paid anywhere near the value they provide.

If you want good talent ... (read more)

2Jason1d
What percent of expenses in various cause areas are for professional staff in high-income countries?
14vaishnav1d
My update from a case of fraud isn't that money can't be made ethically. This isn't to dismiss the possibility of value drift etc, which we should take even more seriously than we have been. Having said that , a few things: 1. I generally am in favor of moving away from a vibes/patronage based community to a more meritocratic professional-ish group. And the approach you suggested (ie not paying people well) doesn't make it easy to hire people from the "outside world" whom we have a lot to learn from (like hmm corporate governance maybe? or accounting?)I think it'll also make the diversity problem significantly worse - and continue selecting for privileged folks who can afford to actually do the work "purely altruistically" 2. Also, there are a bunch of ways in which labor can't substitute for capital. I work in biosecurity and it seems like we can do significantly fewer things now , especially magaporjects that involve significant brick and mortar infrastructure. I wouldn't be surprised if at some point down the road, AI Safety also requires significant spend on compute/data., not to say anything of the myriad neartermist stuff that's almost infinitely scalable. In general, my update is from the situation is more : we need money but we also need better ops , more interfacing with the real world, better corporate governance and generally fewer incentuousy lookign orgs.

By Johannes Ackva

These posts were originally written for the Founders Pledge Blog so the style is a bit different (e.g. less technical, less hedging language) than for typical EA Forum posts. We add some light edits in...

Scott Alexander writes:

"The past year has been a terrible time to be a charitable funder, since FTX ate every opportunity so quickly that everyone else had trouble finding good not-yet-funded projects. But right now is a great...

Open Phil is accepting applications from impacted FTX grantees (see our post here), and we’ve been giving donors the option to either contribute to that effort (effectively funging us), or to request that we forward particular kinds of applications to them (with the applicants’ permission). If you’re a 6-figure-or-more donor and are interested in either of the two, you can reach out to us at inquiries@openphilanthropy.org. (Note that we may have to prioritize earlier/larger donors if we get a large volume of requests.)

10Jason1d
One thing to consider: it is possible that the ultimate real-world effect of a donation to certain organizations would be increasing the funds flowing back to the FTX bankruptcy estate rather than furthering the donor's charitable intent. For one, donating any significant funds could increase the organization's profile as a clawback target. Two, some organizations may need to close down whether you provide some additional funding or not. Three, some organizations could benefit from the cleansing waters of bankruptcy themselves (or settling any FTX claims first) before being infused with new money. Finally, if you want to donate to an organization with serious clawback risk, you may want to think about ways to structure that donation to minimize creditor risk. All of this is based on my view that prospective donors have no ethical obligations to FTX victims. Your mileage may vary if you hold a different view.

This post sets out the Happier Lives Institute’s charity recommendation for 2022, how we got here, and what’s next. We provide a summary first, followed by a more detailed version.

Summary

  • HLI’s charity recommendation for 2022 is StrongMinds, a non-profit
...
4JoelMcGuire2d
Right, our concern is that if this bias exists, it is stronger for one intervention than another. E.g., say psychotherapy is more susceptible than cash transfers. If the bias is balanced across both interventions, then again, not as much of an issue. I'm wondering if this bias your concerned with would be captured by a "placebo" arm of an RCT. Imagine a control group that receives an intervention that we think has no to little effect. If you expect any intervention to activate this "future hope" bias, then we could potentially estimate the extent of this bias with more trials including three arms: a placebo, a receive nothing, and an intervention arm. Do you have any ideas on how to elicit this bias experimentally? Could we instruct interviewers to, for a subsample of the people in a trial, explicit something like "any future assistance [ will / will not] depend on the benefit this intervention provided." Anything verbal like this would be cheapest to test.

Hi Joel - Nice one again

"Right, our concern is that if this bias exists, it is stronger for one intervention than another. E.g., say  psychotherapy is more susceptible than cash transfers. If the bias is balanced across both interventions, then again, not as much of an issue."

I would have thought the major concern would have been if the bias existed at all, rather than whether it balanced between interventions. Both StrongMinds evidence assessing their own program and most of the studies used in your WELLBY analysis are NOT vs. another intervention, b... (read more)

In April when we released my interview with SBF, I attempted to very quickly explain his views on expected value and risk aversion for the episode description, but unfortunately did so in a way that was both...

Overall I think I screwed up a bunch about this episode. If you were inclined to think that the content of these interviews is reliable the great majority of the time, then this is a helpful reminder that ideas are sometimes garbled on the show — and if something sounds wrong to you, it might well just be because it's wrong. I'm sorry about that, and we try to keep it at reasonable levels, though with the format we have we'll never get it to zero.

FWIW I've generally assumed that the content in those interviews are wrong pretty often, certainly I'd expect t... (read more)

1pseudonym4d
Rob, Thanks, I appreciated this response. I have a few thoughts but I don't want the focus on pushbacks to give the impression I think negatively of what you said-I think overall it was a positive update. It's also easier for me to sit and push back and say things that just sound like hindsight bias, but I'm erring on the side of sharing them because I'm taking you at face value RE: these being views you have already held for as long as you recall. As you allude to below, I think it's really hard in a podcast setting to cover all the nuances and be super precise with language, and I think that's understandable. OTOH, from the 2020 EA survey: "more than half (50.7%) of respondents cited 80,000 Hours as important for them getting involved in EA." 80,000 hours is one of the most public facing EA organizations, and what 80,000 hours publishes will often be seen as "what EA thinks", and I think one initial reaction when this happened was something like "Maybe 80,000 hours don't really take that seriously enough" or something (the pushback Ben received online when tweeting the climate change problem profile was another example of how these kinds of public facing concerns seemed to be underrated, especially because the tweet was later deleted) and I hope this will be considered more seriously when deciding what (if any) changes are appropriate going forward. Another point: it seems a little weird to say the blog post gets away with less scrutiny because the interview provides more subtlety and then not actually provide more subtlety in the interview, which is I think what happened here? Like if you can't explore the nuance during the podcast because of the podcast format, that's understandable, but it doesn't seem reasonable to then also say that you don't cover it in the accompanying blog post because you intend for the subtlety to be covered in the podcast. It's also not like you're deciding about whether to include layer 5 and 6 of the nuance, but whether to include a
1davidc4d
Thanks!

What do you think of ACE's recent recommendations?

Giving What We Can is looking to build more of an 'institutional view' on various aspects of effective giving. Something we've recently decided to more explicitly push for is donating via a fund. I'm cross-posting our page...

Thanks for the reply Michael.

I just wanted to note that I didn’t want to imply or recommend that the fund managers should be payed but rather that there is a reason fund managers are payed. I think this reason was somewhat neglected in the post. I think more of an argument / investigation would be helpful to understand why / find out if the current arrangement is well-thought out.

I think my main concern is that funds tend to centralize funding pretty strongly and this can have positive but also negative consequences in certain situations. Imagine a corrupt... (read more)

This post is about GWWC's research plans for next year; for our giving recommendations this giving season please see this post and for our other activities see this post.

The public effective giving ecosystem now consists of over 40...

7Hendrik Broering9d
Given the current state of evaluators, it seems like a good initiative! A related thought I had: I wonder how it could be set up so that we do not end up in a "turtles all the way down" situation, where we have an infinite number of evaluators, evaluating other evaluators, evaluating other evaluators... ad infinitum. At the end of the day, the public will need to TRUST one evaluator.
3Jesus de Sivar9d
If OP is interested in volunteers, I can volunteer as well. I'm not an American but I'm a trained economist and have limited experience in research.

Thank you both for offering to help! I'm not yet clear on whether it'll make sense to work with volunteers on this, but it is certainly something we'll consider. Could you please indicate your interest by filling out this form? (select "skilled volunteering"-->"impact analysis and evaluation")

Conditional on fundraising for GWWC's 2023 budget, we'll very likely hire an extra researcher to work on this early next year. If this is something you'd be interested in as well, please do feel free to reach out at sjir@givingwhatwecan.org and I'll let you know once the position opens up for applications.

Note: This text is a summary of Giving Green webpage 2022 updates to Giving Green's approach and recommendations, and has been edited for brevity and target audience.

Summary

  • What is Giving Green? Giving Green is a guide for
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This post[1] is intended as an open thread for anyone to share where you donated or plan to donate in 2022, and why

I encourage you to share regardless of how small or large a donation you’re making! And you...

Answer by splinterNov 30, 20229
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I'm donating 10% of my pre-tax income this year, and most of it will be distributed to the usual suspects identified by GiveWell, Happier Lives Institute, and Animal Charity Evaluators. A small amount will be reserved for some local charities whose work I am familiar with. 

What I would love some advice on is ways to donate to Ukraine. There is probably no way to really know the effectiveness of any donations to Ukraine, but in general I think supporting the norm of respect for national sovereignty is actually quite important, apart from the (also quite important) humanitarian considerations. Does anyone have any thoughts?

3Devon Fritz4d
Hey Vasco, thanks for the well thought out response. I love the compromise - I think having more grantmakers (with different, but still strong EA perspectives) is a great way to go.

In a post in October, I outlined my thoughts at the time regarding where I'll make my end-of-year donation. In there, I noted that while I think that many cause areas that fall under "longtermism" are likely very important, the significant funding...

I gave 50% of my 1st-year doctor's salary to charity last year. This was mostly to GiveWell-recommended and The Life You Can Save-recommended charities. The largest share went to Innovations For Poverty Action, a global development research...

Thank you for donating 50% of your income Henry. You could have gone on a holiday or bought something fancy for yourself but you have chosen to help others in need instead. It's admirable.

3Ariel_ZJ5d
A simple yet inspiring post, much like the good work that you have wrought. Good job Henry!

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Let's meet! https://usemotion.com/meet/ivan-burduk/meeting 

FTX Future Fund exploratory grantee based in Kuala Lumpur, spending a year trying to find an EA-related job. Previously I spent 6 years doing data analytics, business intelligence and knowledge + project management in various industries (airlines, ecommerce) and departments (commercial, marketing), after majoring in physics at UCLA. 

I've been at the periphery of EA for a long time; my introduction to it in 2014 was via the dead children as unit of currency essay, I started donating shortly thereafter, and I've been "soft-selling" basic EA ideas for years. But I only started actively participating in the community in 2021, when I joined EA Malaysia. Given my career background it perhaps makes sense that my interests center around improving assessment of altruistic impact, and improving decision-making based on that: estimation of value, cost-effectiveness analysis, local priorities research, etc. 

Software Engineer @ Centre for Effective Altruism
London, UK

I'm a developer on the EA Forum (the website you are currently on). You can contact me about forum stuff at will.howard@centreforeffectivealtruism.org or about anything else at w.howard256@gmail.com

Leiden, Netherlands
Davos, Switzerland

Software Engineer working on Giving What We Can, EA Funds & GivingMultiplier.org

@ Ayuda Efectiva
Hamburg, Germany
🎯 Open for Operations /BizDev
San Francisco, CA, USA

I’m passionate about supporting work in AI Research, Climate Change, GPR, and GHD. To help develop these areas, I’m seeking roles in Operations and BizDev as I believe my experience and value alignment will bring a direct impact to longtermism.
5 years of experience in business analytics, digital marketing, and hotel operations by helping orgs accelerate product growth through market research, user engagement analysis, and system building. My superpower is my global-mindedness. My multi-national background spans Vietnam, Ukraine, Russia, and the US, and it has rendered me culturally knowledgeable, quick to adapt to new environments, and a creative problem-solving approach.

  • I’m the San Francisco part-time event organizer and community builder
  • I’m the Giving What We Can pledge member and their event planner volunteer for GWWC Meetups
How I can help others

I'm passionate about adding value and helping people to have a more positive impact in whatever they are doing. Please contact me if you think I can be helpful! 

I'm resourceful with tips for EA community building and event organizing, especially interested in brainstorming new project ideas, reliable as an accountability partner, helpful in providing emotional/mental support. People tend to reach out to me for honest advice, feedback, and positive criticism on their next "crazy thing" on the list.

Founder and Project Lead @ GWWC Charity Elections program

Graduate student in school psychology

Events Associate (EA Global Team) @ Centre for Effective Altruism
Berkeley, CA, USA

Hi!  👋🏼  I help to run EA Globals as part of the Centre for Effective Altruism :) We often have a bunch of events coming up – here's the link to apply! In a past life, I did data analytics for lawyers at an economic consulting firm.

I'm always keen to hear from new people, especially if you have feedback or suggestions about EA Global! You can reach me via my EA Forum DMs, or at angelina [dot] li [at] centreforeffectivealtruism [dot] org if you ever want to get in touch.

Doctor @ National Health Service

I currently work as a doctor near Manchester, England.

Right now, I'm working on completing my Foundation training and deciding what I want to do with the rest of my career.

I've been involved with EA through volunteering and working for One for the World, attending EAG 2022, the Cause Innovation Bootcamp, the Hi-Med fellowship, and (most importantly) my GWWC pledge to GiveDirectly. 

Berlin, Deutschland

Felix works as a business consultant (earn to give) and lives in Berlin, Germany. Mainly interested in animal welfare and nuclear security. Member of the EA & Consulting Network. Academic background in mathematics and political science. Worked as journalist before. LinkedIn article about his donations: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/doing-good-consultant-felix-werdermann/

Software Engineer @ Centre for Effective Altruism
Oxford, UK

Web developer at the Centre for Effective Altruism primarily focusing on the EA forum. I previously worked in chess programming, and before that as a musician and music teacher. Aside from EA, my interests include Rachmaninoff, Star Trek and the Evans gambit.