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Peter_Hurford comments on Introducing the EA Funds - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 21 April 2017 03:31:13PM 0 points [-]

As far as I know small donors (in the ~$10K or below range) have traditionally not played a large role in funding new projects.

While this is not enough to contradict your point and while I agree the general process of small donor fundraising is inefficient, I think it is worth noting a single counterexample I know of -- the Local Effective Altruism Network raised $65K for its 2016 chapter building initiatives entirely from donors donating under $15K each with many donors donating under $1K.