Comment author: Alex_Barry 25 March 2018 12:43:39PM 1 point [-]

Thanks for the writeup, I was not aware of the Effect Foundation before now.

After reading the above I am still not sure exactly what kind of outreach you perform. Could you give me a quick rundown of how you think you influenced the donations, and what you plan to continue doing going forwards?

Comment author: Jorgen_Ljones 06 April 2018 08:55:51PM 2 points [-]

As of now it is quite low effort. We got a website that works like a donation portal providing information about GW orgs in Norwegian, general arguments for why one should give effectively and transparent information about the Effect Foundation. The main value here is the information is provided in Norwegian and that we support Norwegian payment methods. These payment methods are no or low fees so there are some savings in transaction cost by donating through us rather than directly.

In addition to the website we use Facebook to promote the organizations and effective giving, and we use the new facebook fundraising feature. Also we have a promotional video shown on national television 1-2 days a year(

We have experimented with donor events (AMF visited Oslo last year for a talk and get together at a pub afterwards) and reaching out to companies and their CSR-projects (

Comment author: Jorgen_Ljones 03 March 2018 11:09:24PM 0 points [-]

I'm interested in hearing how the fundraising drive went and what the current situation of EA London is?


A short review of the Effect Foundation in 2017

The Effect Foundation (Stiftelsen Effekt in Norwegian) is an EA non-profit dedicated to promote and fundraise in Norway to GiveWell recommended charities. It started operations in mid-2016 and have raised about $ 360 000 (NOK 2 800 000) to date. The author of this post was one of the main... Read More

Project Report - On the Potential of Norwegian CSR-donations to Effective Charities

Pre-script Postet on behalf of Bruno and Eirin since they lack the necessary karma. I'm managing director of Stiftelsen Effekt and was part of the steering committee. Also see the relevant post by Tom Ash, Charity Science, from Jan 2015. As Markus Anderljung mentions in the comments, they also deem... Read More

Reorganizing EA NTNU into agile self-organizing teams

EDIT 15.04.18: We've learned a lot after writing this post and not all that is written here reflect our current views. Also, a few other groups has tried to implement some of these practices, but with limited success. We are considering how to learn from this and find out why... Read More
Comment author: Jorgen_Ljones 16 March 2016 12:40:50AM 0 points [-]

What happend to this post? Is it retracted? The autor seem to be deleted or something. I was interested in learning how others with insight in this topic would respond and follow the debate.

Comment author: Jorgen_Ljones 06 March 2016 03:58:23PM 3 points [-]

I would love to see more of the same kind of overview for other careers like computer science, consulting and economics. 80.000 hours should consider integrating such concrete, practical guides for choosing sub-fields.


EA introduction course and YouTube playlists

Hi guys! We are getting ready to accept new student members to our workgroups at EA NTNU this fall, and we want to make a course program for our new members to get them up to speed on central ideas, organisations and concepts within EA. The idea is to meet... Read More
Comment author: RyanCarey 16 July 2015 06:41:08PM 0 points [-]

Do the charities have to be registered in some way in Norway?

Comment author: Jorgen_Ljones 16 July 2015 06:44:23PM *  2 points [-]

In order to be eligible for tax deduction you mean? No, they have to be registered inside the EEA, though.

EDIT: Ah, you meant for sending in videos. I don't know actually. Will try to find an answer.

EDIT again: Yes, the charities have to be "nationwide" and they are stating that they want to promote "ideal organisations and the voluntary work in our country". This is from the larges commercial TV station, but I think the same goes for the smaller media channels as well.


EA-commercials on national TV in Norway - for free!

TL;DR: Norwegian TV channels have to send informational videos from non-profits instead of regular commercials 4 days a year. The only important requirement is quality, which judging by the current videos, is set at a reachable level. We need input and people who can contribute with time, skills and/or funding.   Background... Read More

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