Links from This week

Effective altruism is self-recommending

A parent I know reports (some details anonymized): Recently we bought my 3-year-old daughter a "behavior chart," in which she can earn stickers for achievements like not throwing tantrums, eating fruits and vegetables, and going to sleep on time. We successfully impressed on her that a major goal each day... Read More

Charity Evaluators: first model and open questions (Oxford Prioritisation Project)

2017-04-25 By Dominik Peters (with Tom Sittler) Cross posted to the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog . We're centralising all discussion on the Effective Altruism forum. To discuss this post, please comment here. Abstract. We describe a simple simulation model for the recommendations of a charity evaluator like GiveWell or ACE. The... Read More

The 2017 Effective Altruism Survey - Please Take!

This year, the EA Survey volunteer team is proud to announce the launch of the 2017 Effective Altruism Survey . - PLEASE TAKE THIS SURVEY NOW! :) If you're short on time and you've taken the survey in prior years, you can take an abridged donations-only version of the survey... Read More

The Life You Can Save's 2016 Annual Report

The Life You Can Save’s 2016 Annual Report is out! Highlights of the year: We moved $2.7 million to our Recommended Nonprofits in 2016, while spending ~$300,000 on our operating expenses. This means that for every $1 we spent, we raised about $9 for our Recommended Nonprofits. Growth was strong... Read More

Job: Country Manager needed for Germany at Founders Pledge

Founders Pledge is looking for someone to lead our growth and community in Berlin. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to raise a huge amount of money for effective charities and build an unrivalled network in the Berlin startup scene. To apply please send a short email... Read More