Vegan Outreach donations received

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Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook page veganoutreach
Websitehttp://veganoutreach.org
Donate pagehttp://veganoutreach.org/donate/
Twitter usernameveganoutreach
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegan_Outreach
Instagram usernameveganoutreach
Key peopleMatt Ball|Jack Norris
Launch date1993

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 12,000 7,202 0 0 0 10 10 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Animal welfare 4 12,000 9,000 0 0 0 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Vegan Outreach

Donor Total 2014 2012 2011 2010
Brian Tomasik (filter this donee) 36,000.00 0.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
Pablo Stafforini (filter this donee) 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 36,010.00 10.00 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (10 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving in 2017 and Why2017-12-26Allison Smith Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Toni Adleberg Sofia Davis-Fogel Kieran Greig Jamie Spurgeon Erika Alonso Eric Herboso Gina Stuessy Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Vegan Outreach A Well-Fed World Better Eating International Encompass Direct Action Everywhere Animal Charity Evaluators Recommended Charity Fund Against Malaria Foundation Animal equality The Nonhuman Rights Project AnimaNaturalis Internacional The Humane League GiveDirectly Food Empowerment Project Mercy For Animals New Harvest StrongMinds Centre for Effective Altruism Effective Altruism Funds Machine Intelligence Research Institute Donor lottery Sentience Institute Wild-Animal Suffering Research Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global health and development|Effective altruismAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2017. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Updated Charity Recommendations: December 20172017-11-27Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality The Good Food Institute The Humane League Faunalytics Vegan Outreach ProVeg Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Compassion in World Farming USA The Humane Society of the United States L214 Nonhuman Rights Project Otwarte Klatki Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators publishes its top charity and standout charity recommendations for year-end 2017. Top charities are Animal Equality, The Good Food Institute, and The Humane League. Standout charities of general interest are Compassion in World Farming USA, L214, and Otwarte Klatki. Standout charities of special interest are Faunalytics and Nonhuman Rights Project
Where the ACE Staff Members are Giving in 2016 and Why2016-12-23Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsAllison Smith Jacy Reese Toni Adleberg Gina Stuessy Kieran Grieg Eric Herboso Erika Alonso Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Vegan Outreach Act Asia Faunalytics Farm Animal Rights Movement Sentience Politics Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League The Good Food Institute Collectively Free Planned Parenthood Future of Life Institute Future of Humanity Institute GiveDirectly Machine Intelligence Research Institute The Humane Society of the United States Farm Sanctuary StrongMinds Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|AI safety|Global catastrophic risksAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2016. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
The Actual Number is Almost Surely Higher: An Evaluation of Effective Animal Activism2016-12-09Harrison Nathan Animal Charity Evaluators The Humane League Mercy For Animals Vegan Outreach The Good Food Institute The Humane Society of the United States Faunalytics Review of current state of cause areaAnimal welfareHarrison Nathan is critical of Animal Charity Evaluators and their top charities, in particular, the way the organizations justify their programs. He calls their approach pseudoscientific, and also believes the effective altruist movement has blind spots and is easily co-opted by industry, not sensitive on matters related to wild-animal suffering, and has too many conflicts of interest
Updated Recommendations: December 20162016-11-28Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Mercy For Animals The Humane League The Good Food Institute VEBU Animal Equality The Humane Society of the United States Vegan Outreach Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfareMercy For Animals and The Humane League remain top charities, and The Good Food Institute added to the list; Animal Equality moved from top charity to standout charity; VEBU added to standout charities
VEGAN OUTREACH. Archived Version: November, 20162016-11-01Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of Vegan Outreach (VO). The strengths section is mostly the same as in the December 2014 review, but removes a sentence about confidence that the charity can use additional funds well. The weaknesses section is similar to the December 2014 review, but expands more on concerns that VO has been experimenting too much based on poor sources of evidence, and does not have any program with a clear track record
Where the ACE Staff Members Are Giving and Why2015-12-21Leah Edgerton Animal Charity EvaluatorsJon Bockman Allison Smith Erika Alonso Jacy Reese Kieran Grieg Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Mercy For Animals Direct Action Everywhere The Humane League Animal Equality Farm Sanctuary The Humane Society of the United States Animal Equality Nonhuman Rights Project New Harvest Charity Science Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Raising for Effective Giving Periodic donation list documentationAnimal welfare|Global health and development|Effective altruismAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) staff describe where they donated or plan to donate in 2015. Donation amounts are not disclosed, likely by policy
Updated Recommendations: December 20152015-12-01Jon Bockman Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Equality Mercy For Animals The Humane League Animal Ethics Animals Australia Faunalytics New Harvest Nonhuman Rights Project Albert Schweitzer Foundation for Our Contemporaries The Humane Society of the United States Vegan Outreach Evaluator consolidated recommendation listAnimal welfare2015 recommendations list; top charities are Animal Equality,Mercy For Animals, and The Humane League; five new standout charities added to existing four
VEGAN OUTREACH. Archived Version: December, 20142014-12-01Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes an updated review of Vegan Outreach (VO). The strengths listed are the same as in the May 2014 review. The weaknesses are somewhat modified: ACE is now happy that VO has recently started engaging in experimentation to maximize impact. Concerns about leadership transition are no longer mentioned in the weaknesses section
VEGAN OUTREACH. Archived Version: May, 20142014-05-01Animal Charity Evaluators Vegan Outreach Evaluator review of doneeAnimal welfareAnimal Charity Evaluators (ACE) publishes its first detailed review of Vegan Outreach (VO). Strengths include a long track record of a program that ACE considers cost-effective. Weaknesses include a concern that VO is heavily reliant on anecdotal evidence and is not collecting and therefore not responsive to data suggesting direction changes. Also, the ongoing leadership transition makes it harder for ACE to understand how the organization would be guided going forward

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (5 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Pablo Stafforini10.0022014-07-09--http://www.stafforini.com/blog/donations/-- Reward in exchange for feedback.
Brian Tomasik12,000.0032012Animal welfare/diet change/veganismhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/Nick Cooney Asked for donation to be used in online vegan ads research; inspired by conversation with Nick Cooney of The Humane League. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Brian Tomasik12,000.0032011Animal welfare/diet change/veganismhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/-- Same reasons as in 2010. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Brian Tomasik12,000.0032010Animal welfare/diet change/veganismhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/-- Stopped MIRI donations due to concern of insufficient suffering focus; excited about Vegan Outreach for long-term benefits of raising profile of animal suffering. Employer match: Microsoft matched 12,000.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Brian Tomasik----2005Animal welfare/diet change/veganismhttp://reducing-suffering.org/my-donations-past-and-present/Vegan Outreach Monthly donations from 2005 to 2007. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.