This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
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|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|My Q1 2019 EA Hotel donation (GW, IR)||2019-03-31||Vipul Naik||Effective Altruism Forum||Vipul Naik||EA Hotel||Single donation documentation||Effective altruism/housing||The post documents the author's reasons for making a donation to the EA Hotel. The bulk of the post gives the author's general assessment of the EA Hotel, but the last section gives more details on how the donation decision was made. The author says he likes the idea of the EA Hotel, likes the skin-in-the-game of key players, likes the execution so far, and finds the value of marginal donations high and easy to grasp. He also explains why the lack of interest from other donors does not dissuade him|
|My 2018 donations (GW, IR)||2018-11-23||Vipul Naik||Effective Altruism Forum||Vipul Naik||GiveWell top charities Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery||Periodic donation list documentation||Global health and development|AI safety||The blog post describes an allocation of $2,000 to GiveWell for regranting to top charities, and $500 each to MIRI and the $500,000 donor lottery. The latter two donations are influenced by Issa Rice, who describes his reasoning at https://issarice.com/donation-history#section-3 Vipul Naik's post explains the reason for donating now rather than earlier or later, the reason for donating this amount, and the selection of recipients. The post is also cross-posted at https://vipulnaik.com/blog/my-2018-donations/ and https://github.com/vipulnaik/working-drafts/blob/master/eaf/my-2018-donations.md|
|Belief status: off-the-cuff thoughts!||2017-01-19||Vipul Naik||Machine Intelligence Research Institute||Reasoning supplement||AI safety||The post argues that (lack of) academic endorsement of the work done by MIRI should not be an important factor in evaluating MIRI, offering three reasons. Commenters include Rob Bensinger, Research Communications Manager at MIRI.|
|GiveWell money moved in 2015: a review of my forecast and some future predictions (GW, IR)||2016-05-15||Vipul Naik||Effective Altruism Forum||GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative||Miscellaneous commentary||Global health and development||The post is a follow-up to the forecasting post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/JRZipptLFXvJQEvQh/givewell-money-moved-forecasts-and-implications (GW, IR) in light of GiveWell's official report of money moved and web traffic for 2015 at https://blog.givewell.org/2016/05/13/givewells-money-moved-web-traffic-2015/ The post identifies the key reasons for the significant underestimation of money moved in the forecasting post, and some phenomena highlighted by the difference between the forecast and what transpired in reality|
|GiveWell money moved forecasts and implications (GW, IR)||2015-12-19||Vipul Naik||Effective Altruism Forum||GiveWell GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation GiveDirectly Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Deworm the World Initiative||Miscellaneous commentary||Global health and development||The blog post includes predictions on how much money GiveWell top charities will raise as part of the 2015 end-of-year giving season|
|Should you donate to the Wikimedia Foundation? (GW, IR)||2015-03-28||Vipul Naik||Effective Altruism Forum||Wikimedia Foundation||Evaluator review of donee||Knowledge commons||The post says: "I believe that some of the common arguments people make in favor of the donating to the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the non-profit that hosts Wikipedia and a number of its sister sites, are flawed."|
|Evaluating GiveWell as a startup idea based on Paul Graham's philosophy (GW, IR)||2014-04-12||Vipul Naik||LessWrong||GiveWell||Miscellaneous commentary||Charity evaluator||The blog post looks at the GiveWell founding story and compares it with essays from Paul Graham on the journeys of successful startups|
Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations
|Donor||Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 0)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|