Brendon_Wong comments on Ideas for Improving Funding for Individual EAs, EA Projects, and New EA Organizations - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Brendon_Wong 10 July 2018 10:18:30AM *  0 points [-]

Thanks for mentioning CFAR, I had a feeling I was omitting organizations that didn't come to mind or that I was not aware of. I have removed my statement about there being only one organization in the area of helping “existing individuals” because it is incorrect.

I agree that EAs may not have a comparative advantage in improving personal efficacy. My point is about funding and emphasizing these areas. For instance, perhaps hiring personal assistance for high impact EA direct workers should be much more funded than it is now (this is just a hypothetical example).

Comment author: [deleted] 10 July 2018 11:16:51AM 0 points [-]

Shouldn't organisations just hire personal assistance for their highest impact staff? If you have more examples in the realm of "improving the efficacy of 'existing individuals'" I'd be interested to hear them.

Comment author: Brendon_Wong 10 July 2018 03:49:09PM 2 points [-]

One component of the EA Peer Funding network was enabling small grants between people for different purposes. For instance, this could have taken the form of healthcare expenses, educational expenses, etc. The “EA Hotel” is another example of trying to assist existing community members with living and food expenses so they can pursue things.