Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA): an overview of 2017 and our 2018 plans

This post is cross-posted from the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) blog . By posting to the EA Forum we hope to increase visibility on our work and give everyone the ability to comment and ask questions.    This has been a big year for the Centre for Effective Altruism... Read More

We're hiring! Founders Pledge is seeking a new researcher

  In brief: We're hiring a researcher with quantitative skills. Initial salary is £30k, but negotiable upwards for exceptional candidates. You will mainly work on longer reports and shorter briefs on effective donation opportunities for our pledgers.    *** Founders Pledge is a global community of founders and investors who... Read More

Announcing the 2017 donor lottery

We’re excited to announce that EffectiveAltruism.org is hosting the 2017 effective altruism donor lottery! You can enter the lottery, and read more about the rationale and methodology on EffectiveAltruism.org A donation lottery is a different way to donate. Rather than making a donation to a charitable organization directly, you can... Read More

MIRI 2017 Fundraiser and Strategy Update

Update 2017-12-27: We've blown past our 3rd and final target, and reached the matching cap of $300,000 for the $2 million Matching Challenge ! Thanks so much to everyone who supported us! All donations made before 23:59 PST on Dec 31st will continue to be counted towards our fundraiser total.... Read More

Effective Altruism Foundation update: Plans for 2018 and room for more funding

This post provides an overview of the Effective Altruism Foundation’s plans for the coming year. A version of this update was also published on our blog . The Effective Altruism Foundation is a Berlin-based EA meta-charity that fundraises for EA charities, builds the German-speaking EA community, and does research on... Read More

Sentience Institute 2017 Accomplishments, 2018 Plans, and Room for Funding

[Cross-posted from Sentience Institute's blog .] Since we founded Sentience Institute (SI) earlier in 2017, we’ve had our noses to the grindstone working to produce high-quality strategic research that informs advocates. In this post, we’ll summarize what we’ve learned so far and discuss what we’ll do next year if we... Read More

New releases: Global Priorities Institute research agenda and posts we’re hiring for

The Global Priorities Institute has released a new research agenda , and is now hiring researchers  and a maternity cover  to run its operations. Please consider applying, or sending this to others you know who might be interested in applying!   What is the Global Priorities Institute? The Global Priorities... Read More

We Could Move $80 Million to Effective Charities, Pineapples Included

Want up to $80 million to go to effective charity? An anonymous crypto-millionaire is donating that much in Bitcoin. They are taking suggestions  HERE on Reddit, and they are taking applications from nonprofits at PineappleFund.org ( application here ). You can also private message them on Reddit or email them... Read More

Four Organizations EAs Should Fully Fund for 2018

As an EA, I’ve tried to make my mark by earning to give and doing enough direct work to understand the organizations I’m giving to and find outstanding giving opportunities that are neglected by others. Based on my thinking, I’m going to be donating to Charity Science Health , Rethink... Read More

Donation timing with U.S. tax reform

It looks likely that tax reform will be enacted in the U.S. for the 2018 tax year and beyond. This would reduce the amount of tax deductions many donors would receive from charitable donations, due to being in a lower tax bracket, having a higher standard deduction, or both. If... Read More

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