Eric Friedman donations made

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username friedman.eric
LinkedIn username ericfriedman
Websitehttp://reinventingphilanthropy.com/
Effective Altruism Hub usernameeric-friedman
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 2,500 15,333 1,000 1,000 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 27,000 28,000 28,000 31,000 31,000
6 2,500 15,333 1,000 1,000 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 27,000 28,000 28,000 31,000 31,000

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 2010 2009 2008 2006
(filter this donor) 6 4 92,000.00 31,000.00 27,000.00 28,000.00 6,000.00
Total 6 4 92,000.00 31,000.00 27,000.00 28,000.00 6,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2010 2009 2008 2006
Freedom from Hunger (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 56,000.00 0.00 27,000.00 28,000.00 1,000.00
GiveWell top charities (filter this donor) Charity evaluation/global health/poverty FB Tw WP Site 31,000.00 31,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Africare (filter this donor) WP 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500.00
CARE (filter this donor) Tw WP Site 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500.00
Total -- -- 92,000.00 31,000.00 27,000.00 28,000.00 6,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
GiveWell top charities31,000.0012010--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Relevant quote: Eventually, we decided that there was one fundamental principle we should apply: giving was primarily about helping the less fortunate, not our friendships or personal interests. Breaking up with Freedom from Hunger would be hard. I explained our reasoning and they took it in stride, demonstrating that they care more about the less fortunate than their own institutional growth. They are a good group. But in 2010, we gave about $31,000 to GiveWell’s donor advised fund to ultimately be distributed as they recommended.
Freedom from Hunger27,000.0032009--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation. Relevant quote: I started following GiveWell in 2009. It was clear from their blog that we shared similar values, and I loved what they were trying to do. But I disagreed with some aspects of their approach. Their emphasis on measurement seemed excessive. This approach had a built-in bias towards smaller, single-program organizations that could measure their impact more precisely. I wasn’t convinced that there weren’t economies of scale in international development. And their focus on scaling up existing solutions and excluding funding unproven innovations seemed incomplete. While I liked what they were doing, I still had more conviction in my own ability to pick organizations.
Freedom from Hunger28,000.0022008--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation. Relevant quote: In early 2007, my life took a turn for the better: I met the woman who is now my wife. In 2008, Freedom from Hunger offered us the opportunity to join them (at our expense) on a site visit to some of their programs in Ghana. During our time there, we spent a significant amount of time with some of their senior staff (including the CEO), three board members, program staff, and their clients. We saw the programs in action, which increased our conviction in what they do.
Freedom from Hunger1,000.0062006--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation.
Africare2,500.0042006--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation.
CARE2,500.0042006--https://blog.givewell.org/2011/06/21/guest-post-from-eric-friedman/-- Historical donation mentioned when explaining more recent donation.

Similarity to other donors

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