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Emanuele_Ascani comments on Triple counting impact in EA - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Emanuele_Ascani 27 May 2018 08:54:57AM *  0 points [-]

If I understood the problem well enough, a possible solution could be setting up a database of donations that is shared between many EA charities, in which donors are obviously anonymous. In this way donors can't be counted twice. In reality the database wouldn't even need to keep track of single donors but only of dollars donated, since we want to estimate if the dollars devoted to advocacy and movement building are less than new donations. Do you think this is viable? Does this offer a solution or at least improve the situation?

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 27 May 2018 10:15:55AM 0 points [-]

The EA Survey records donations for some individuals anonymously. This could be a good basis for comparison.