I'm a GWWC pledger so I donate ~10% of my income, and give every month to EA Funds with the following split:
(I might change this distribution, I haven't thought about it in a while - has anything important happened recently?)There are probably benefits to giving a big sum at the end of the year, but I find it stressful to think through so I'll probably just keep doing this.
Thanks so much for sharing this! This all seems like great advice to me (though I'm usually on the organising side, rather than the attending side).
I've supported lots of retreats as part of my role at CEA and read lots of feedback forms. I only skimmed this post but I think this is great advice and matches the intuitions I have. I'll likely send this to retreat organisers I'm supporting. Thank you for writing this!
A few from me!
Thank you! For commenting and sharing :)
Yeah, thanks for raising this!
The conferences you're referring to are all EAGx events which primarily serve the region the conference is based in. This means the organisers aren't expecting many applicants to require visas. Earlier this year, before we had confirmed more conferences around the world, serving more of the community, we accepted some people to events like EAGxOxford from further afield.
Applications for EA Global will open much earlier for this reason, though that won't solve the problem for the US.
We know that, even with long application timelines, visas are just very difficult for some people to get for some countries. Timelines aren't the only problem; we see lots of visa rejections too. We're hoping to run more events like EAGxVirtual and EAGxSingapore, which are more accessible to those people and we're improving our visa process to make applications stronger and ensure they're processed faster.
All to say, we're working on making these events more accessible, but we're not nailing it yet.
I shared this with some Hindi, French and Spanish speakers I know :)
I'm doing my best.
Thanks, Kyle, much appreciated! :)