Product Manager @ Centre for Effective Altruism
Working (6-15 years of experience)
768London, UKJoined Sep 2014


I'm (Ben) Clifford. I work as a Product Manager for the Centre for Effective Altruism.

I first got involved in EA in 2011 when I started the GWWC chapter at the University of Warwick. Since I worked for GWWC, was a software developer, an early employee at Founders Pledge and started a workplace giving startup.

How others can help me

  • Give me feedback on
  • Tell me how you got involved in EA and how you use the forum
  • If you're a Product Manager I'd like to meet (and likely I can learn from you)

How I can help others

I can likely connect you to people or talk about my experience community building and pitching EA at Founders Pledge, running a very early stage employee giving startup at Tyve and doing Product Management.


Out of curiosity, what would the post be about?

Wow. I hadn't realised Jaan Tallinn was a billionaire.

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.

Pre-commitent: I will reply on this thread with where I decide to donate by New Years Day. 

I’m planning to meet up with a friend and decide where to give my donations on New Years Eve. I often find I put my giving off so I'm using this post as a commitment device.

1. If anyone wants to join me, feel free to comment with the date you plan to donate by.
2. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to structure your thinking on where to donate? I’m planning to spend a couple of hours on this with a friend.

Thanks for this candid answer! I really appreciate hearing your thinking and more emotional motivations behind the decisions.

Thank you Bruce! If it's easy to share, how did you decide on these nonprofits?

What are the main advantages of having entrepreneurs start separate organisations vs running the projects inside a larger organisation? You could imagine a world in which entrepreneurs are employees of CE and this would have benefits.

Does anyone know why the Gates Foundation doesn't fill the GiveWell top charities' funding gaps?

Useful to know, thanks. I think that’s an interesting way to think about it.

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