Elizabeth Van Nostrand donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Education)

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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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username li.van.nostrand
LinkedIn username elizabethvannostrand
Websitehttp://acesounderglass.com/
Donations URLMultiple posts: https://acesounderglass.com/2016/12/01/5167/,https://acesounderglass.com/2015/12/31/2015-donations/,https://acesounderglass.com/2014/12/29/how-to-figure-out-how-much-to-donate/
Twitter usernameAcesoUnderGlass
Effective Altruism Forum usernameElizabeth
Effective Altruism Hub usernameelizabeth-van-nostrand
GitHub usernameAcesoUnderGlass
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 5,000 12,375 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 19,750 19,750 19,750 19,750 19,750
Education 2 5,000 12,375 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 19,750 19,750 19,750 19,750 19,750

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 2015
Education (filter this donor) 2 1 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00
Total 2 1 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2016 2015
Education 2 1 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00
Classified total 2 1 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2 1 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016 2015
Tostan (filter this donor) Female empowerment/community empowerment/human rights Tw WP Site TW 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00
Total -- -- 24,750.00 19,750.00 5,000.00

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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
Seeing Like A State, Flashlights, and Giving This Year2016-12-01Elizabeth Van Nostrand Personal blogElizabeth Van Nostrand Ozy Brennan Tostan Third-party case for donationEducationArgues that donations to things that build capacity could be more valuable than donations to things with directly measured impact. Recommends Tostan for its capacity-building. The post influenced others to donate to Tostan: see https://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/donations-post-2016/ and https://acesounderglass.com/2017/01/05/tracking-donations/

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Tostan19,750.0012016-12-01Educationhttps://acesounderglass.com/2016/12/01/5167/-- Cites Gates Foundation connection, organic raising of issues around female genital cutting. Employer match: Wave matched 19,750.00; Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
Tostan5,000.0022015-12-31Educationhttps://acesounderglass.com/2015/12/31/2015-donations/-- Shared data with Gates Foundation; still working on getting numbers but promising.

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 1 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
Ozy Brennan 1 1 1 1.0000 1 1