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Comment author: HaydnBelfield 09 February 2017 06:22:44PM 7 points [-]

Very interesting idea, and potentially really useful for the community (and me personally!).

What's the timeline for this?

I'm presuming that the Funds would be transparent about how much money is in them, how much has been given and why - is that the case? Also as a starter, has Nick written about how much is/was in his Fund and how its been spent?

Comment author: Kerry_Vaughan 09 February 2017 09:35:55PM 4 points [-]

We hope to start rolling out a beta version of this in the next few weeks.

I'm presuming that the Funds would be transparent about how much money is in them, how much has been given and why - is that the case? Also as a starter, has Nick written about how much is/was in his Fund and how its been spent?

Nick has provided a list of where donations he's advised have gone in the past. I think it was included in his write-up for GiveWell's staff donation decisions post. That list will also be provided on the fund's website.

We're not yet certain how much communication the funds should provide to donors. On the one hand, we obviously want to let people know where their money is going. On the other hand, we don't want participation in the funds to place an undue burden on fund managers.

Please let me know If you have thoughts on what kind of communication you'd like to see given the tradeoffs involved.

Comment author: Jess_Riedel 10 February 2017 06:59:25PM 2 points [-]

The list of donation recipients from Nick's DAF is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H2hF3SaO0_QViYq2j1E7mwoz3sDjdf9pdtuBcrq7pRU/edit#gid=0

I don't believe there's been any write-ups or dollar amounts, except the above list is ordered by donation size.