Kerry_Vaughan comments on CEA's strategic update for February 2017 - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Kerry_Vaughan 19 March 2017 05:19:52PM 7 points [-]

To what extent do you think the money coming into EA funds is EA money that was already going to be allocated to similarly effective charities?

We expect that most of the money donated so far is not counterfactual. We'll have impact to the degree that the fund managers make better donation decisions than individuals would have made otherwise.

I saw the EA funds post on hacker news, are you planning to continue promoting EA funds outside the existing EA community?

Yes. We've been quite happy with the reception to EA Funds from the EA community. Over the next few months we plan to run some experiments to see if EA Funds is purely a niche EA product or whether we can get some traction with people new to EA.