EA Meta Fund AMA: 20th Dec 2018

Hi, we’re the new man­age­ment team for the EA Meta Fund . We’re here to an­swer any ques­tions about our grant mak­ing.

We re­cently made this set of grants, and are plan­ning an­other set in Fe­bru­ary 2019. We are keen to hear from donors and po­ten­tial donors about what kind of grant mak­ing you are ex­cited about us do­ing, what con­cerns you may have, and any­thing in be­tween.

Please feel free to start post­ing your ques­tions from now and we (mostly me, but I’ll pull in other team mem­bers when I’m miss­ing info) will be available here and ac­tively an­swer­ing ques­tions be­tween 10am and 6pm UK time on 20th De­cem­ber (to­mor­row).

Happy to an­swer ques­tions about (but not limited to):

• Method­ol­ogy.

• Our planned time spend.

• Rea­sons, mo­ti­va­tions.

• Con­sid­er­a­tions for eval­u­a­tion (sug­ges­tions wel­come).

• Challenges we face /​ ex­pect.

• Team back­grounds /​ ex­pe­rience.

• De­ci­sion-mak­ing /​ team struc­ture /​ gov­er­nance.

• Im­prove­ments to write-ups (sug­ges­tions wel­come, bear in mind write-ups are pub­lic and we are a small part-time team).

• Us­ing this fund for fundrais­ing.

• Spe­cific meta orgs, where ap­pro­pri­ate, please be thought­ful.

We will try to use “I” where the view is our own and “we” where we be­lieve we can rep­re­sent the team’s view.