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Comment author: aliwoodman 27 October 2016 06:03:38PM 5 points [-]

Hi Rohin, great question! Since Giving What We Can outreach is now managed by the wider Community and Outreach team at CEA it might make sense to speak in terms of our team as a whole.

Based on the figures we have, it seems reasonable that CEA activities were at least partially responsible for something like 70% of new pledges in September. We experimented with a number of new strategies to get additional pledges in September, including optimising our email and social media campaigns and running a Facebook retargeting campaign. We also tried to reduce the amount of time between following up with people who had expressed some interest in the pledge, either at 80,000 Hours workshops, EA Global or through engagement with websites we run (effectivealtruism.org etc).

More specifically, we looked at our Google Analytics to see how members are reaching the join page on the GWWC site. Out of the 106 who joined in September, 15 came from Facebook, both through our posts and through ads we ran. 12 came from the new effectivealtruism.org site, 3 of whom arrived after viewing the cause prioritisation flowchart (originally created by GPP). 11 were directed from emails; these were mostly people we followed up with who had previously started filling out signup forms but hadn’t completed them. 6 were directed from an article on giving and happiness which was written several years ago by a former staff member, Andreas Mogensen, for the GWWC blog. In terms of the wider CEA, 17 came from 80000hours.org, 9 from www.effectivealtruism.com (which is currently the Doing Good Better book website), and 4 from Sam Harris’s podcast where he interviewed Will MacAskill.

Comment author: rohinmshah  (EA Profile) 06 November 2016 03:02:49AM 0 points [-]

Thanks!

Side note, is there an easy way to get push notifications, perhaps through email, when there's a reply to a comment or post you wrote?

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 21 December 2016 07:52:55PM 1 point [-]

We have adding this as a potential future project for EA forum development. See https://github.com/tog22/eaforum/issues/65

Comment author: Jeff_Kaufman 20 December 2016 02:39:36AM 0 points [-]

is there an easy way to get push notifications, perhaps through email, when there's a reply to a comment or post you wrote?

There's an rss feed [1] and there are rss-to-email services [2]

[1] http://effective-altruism.com/message/inbox.rss

[2] a quick search turns up https://blogtrottr.com/

Comment author: rohinmshah  (EA Profile) 20 December 2016 08:00:32PM 0 points [-]

Thanks!

Comment author: Jeff_Kaufman 21 December 2016 07:18:46PM 0 points [-]

I just realized: there's no way that rss feed can work, because it needs to be authenticated with your cookies. Sorry!

Comment author: rohinmshah  (EA Profile) 21 December 2016 08:17:40PM 0 points [-]

Okay, that makes sense. I ran into that issue fairly quickly and thought there might be a workaround but tabled that to look at later.