Catherine Olsson donations made

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 (see his commits) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; please do not share this data without consulting with Vipul Naik. We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2018. See the about page for more details.

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)OpenAI
Facebook username catherio
LinkedIn username catherineolsson
Twitter usernamecatherineols
LessWrong usernamecatherio
GitHub usernamecatherio
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016
(filter this donor) 1 1 500.00 500.00
Total 1 1 500.00 500.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016
Donor lottery (filter this donor) 500.00 500.00
Total -- -- 500.00 500.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ2016-12-07Carl Shulman Effective Altruism ForumTimothy Telleen-Lawton Gregory Lewis Ajeya Cotra Rohin Shah Helen Toner Nicole Ross Howie Lempel Rebecca Raible Pablo Stafforini Aaron Gertler Brayden McLean Benjamin Hoffman Catherine Olsson Eric Herboso Ian David Moss Glenn Willen Jacob Steinhardt Brandon Reinhart Donor lottery Donee donation caseCarl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Donor lottery500.002016-12-26--

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 17 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Helen Toner 1 1 1 1 1 1
Timothy Telleen-Lawton 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rohin Shah 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rebecca Raible 1 1 1 1 1 1
Nicole Ross 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ian David Moss 1 1 1 1 1 1
Howie Lempel 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gregory Lewis 1 1 1 1 1 1
Glenn Willen 1 1 1 1 1 1
Eric Herboso 1 1 1 1 1 1
Brayden McLean 1 1 1 1 1 1
Benjamin Hoffman 1 1 1 1 1 1
Brandon Reinhart 2 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.0994
Ajeya Cotra 2 1 2 0.5 0.7071 0.6317
Jacob Steinhardt 5 1 5 0.2 0.4472 0.8341
Aaron Gertler 11 1 11 0.0909 0.3015 0.0905
Pablo Stafforini 21 1 21 0.0476 0.2182 0.2263