[Formerly the EA Hotel]
Centre for Enabling EA Learning & Research (Blackpool, UK)
Our Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser is here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/388638269043274/
Happy to announce that we are now a registered charity!
We did put a fair bit of thinking into it! Open to suggestions, but they will have to be quick (our reapplication to the Charity Commission has been considerably delayed already. Note that the lawyer we consulted about our application liked the name).
Using the word “Hotel” is problematic as it’s generally too associated with “for-profit” unfortunately. The other ideas you mention seem too generic; “Enabling EA Learning & Research” is a very concise summary of what we actually do. We didn’t come up with anything better that was a pronounceable acronym.
The main reason for the change is to make it immediately obvious that we are a non-profit. The building is still called the Athena Hotel.
Re: “water wars”. That article is from 2009. Since then there has been Syria.
Post now up.
Missing karma scores added (and the rest updated for consistency—scores correct as of 8th Nov 2019).
The Project and Community Manager (or Community & Projects Manager) is a role that largely involves overseeing the EA-focused work being done at the Hotel, facilitating productivity and offering practical and strategic advice to guests, in order to help maximise the value of their work to the world.
Other tasks for this role include: answering email enquiries; video calls with applicants; coordinating with Trustees and Advisors to vet applicants; helping maintain community morale at a high level, and resolving conflict if it arises, in coordination with the Operations Manager; developing overall strategy for the EA Hotel, in coordination with Trustees.
We hope to do a hiring round for the role as and when we get back to 6 months runway of general operating costs, and appreciate Nicole’s interest in potentially funding the role. Denisa Pop is currently in the role in the interim.
Our next post will include some case studies with counterfactuals.
OP and fundraiser page now updated. tldr: runway now ~3 months :)
It’s looking like we now have runway until the end of the year, thanks to you three and others who have donated in the last few days :) Will post a more detailed update (and update the fundraiser page) in the coming days.