Thanks for the post, I just wanted to provide some more context on CEA’s current evaluation of the outputs of local groups. Our main evaluation efforts are directed at the EA Community Building Grants program, and the primary metrics used to assess the grants given are career related outcomes (including group members doing relevant internship, applying for or taking on new roles etc.)Our assessment of the grants is not limited to career related outcomes though. In retrospectively evaluating a grant we also look at a variety of other outputs including GWWC pledges, projects the group runs and indicators of building a sustainable community amongst other things.
Thanks for the feedback. It’s been my impression the CEA through community-building grants has become clearer in better ways than before. I think these things either aren’t talked about as much, or don’t permeate through the community as fast, so much of the community isn’t aware of these issues. I think clearly and consistently updating the community on changes is underrated, as it seems to have a dramatic impact on how many actors in EA make choices or allocate resources.