Go for it!
This might be a few years old now but here’s a collection of EA elevator pitches https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vsQdWIcL1nWdTTdQtB4uH1f_rIjDo27-CwaZUnfqEG4
In his Notes on hiring a copyeditor for CEA, Aaron writes:
… I’ve also kept a record of the other applicants who most impressed me, so that I can let them know if I hear about promising opportunities. I’ve already referred a few candidates for different part-time roles at other EA orgs, and I anticipate more chances to come.
the Founder’s Pledge report being responded to https://founderspledge.com/stories/climate-change-executive-summary
ID Insight’s recommendations https://www.idinsight.org/givinggreen
Vox’s recommendations https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/12/2/20976180/climate-change-best-charities-effective-philanthropy
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I’d say go ahead and apply. They can decide whether they want to speak to you (I’d guess that they would). If they don’t, no big loss, and if they do it only takes about about 45 minutes of 1-1 time.
You can now vote in Project 4 Awesome to help EA charities win grants of, judging by past years, $25,000 USD.
You can vote for each video for each charity, and each vote counts. Click on the thumbnail to access the voting page for each video.
Give Directly: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=2rRk4r7S
Clean Air Taskforce: http://www.projectforawesome.com/?charity=YBH2SiFJ
It’s probably best to open one tab, do the CAPTCHA, and then open the rest of the tabs so you don’t have to repeat the CAPTCHA. (Credit to Michael; I have no idea how to link to users.)
Not my idea, but any fund that invests money to be dispersed by future generations, e.g. https://www.overcomingbias.com/2018/04/why-dont-we-help-future.html
I also made a similarly sized donation.
I was just thinking that I didn’t really answer Gregory_Lewis’s question.
I guess the question could remain where the extra £700/month came from.
From the body of the top post and this page: https://eahotel.org/fundraiser/, it sounds like they had estimated they would spend £5000 per month but instead spent £5700 per month. That may have contributed to running out early.
Link to the talks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEfASxwPxzsHlG5Rf1-4K9w/playlists
Here’s an interview with the author, Bryan Walsh: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/29/20830793/human-extinction-end-of-the-world-end-times-bryan-walsh
After Pablo’s amazing post I’ll quickly throw out just a few more links:
This introductory essay on effectivealtruism.org is part of a “Key ideas” series that you can see more of if you scroll to the bottom.
The ‘key ideas’ page on 80,000 Hours is a good intro the concept of high-impact careers:
Bonus lists of causes:
Edit: the last time they link “Advice for responding to journalists”, the link works.
Here’s the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jU4snbnAIq-q4Dl_mIF0JyTT_bQrvS1wdBhQC1H-Bv8/edit
The cost-effectiveness analysis contains more info on some of your questions. I’m not sure of the total number of donors, but they mention “two large cryptocurrency donations from a single donor make up 66% of total donations”.
The model they link to also breaks down total donations by donor-size.
I’ll just note that Animal Charity Evaluators have also produced video content.
Better Eating International is an animal charity who’s primary outreach medium is video, as well.
My path to EA started by reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, which was recommended to me by friends. After that I was looking around on LessWrong and saw a post mentioning The Life You Can Save (book) by Peter Singer. Reading that motivated me to dive in. One of the first things I did after that was watch EA Global videos.