Hey Jan - thanks for this piece.
"The hierarchical model is probably neither feasible nor desirable - central organizations such as CEA do not have the capacity to collect all relevant information, distill it, and provide detailed guidance.
The fully distributed model probably either requires too much overhead for all organizations or leads to only loose coordination.
What seems to be the most appropriate compromise is the model of a dedicated coordination facilitator. That is, someone, or some specific organization, facilitates coordination. This seem a role which can be filled by central organizations, or also, for example, by regional organizations on a rotating basis."
^^could you explain what you mean by hierarchical vs distributed?
Hey Sebastian & Philip, thanks for this really helpful post. I'm currently helping to run Yale EA through a CEA Community Grant and there were some great tips here. There are a couple of thing's I'd be very interested to hear more about:
Hey Jan, this is really great - thanks for writing it up! Do you have a doc you could share with the pub quiz questions you used?