Haseeb Qureshi donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Effective altruism)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username someguynamedhaseeb
LinkedIn username imhaseeb
Websitehttp://haseebq.com/
Twitter usernamehosseeb
Effective Altruism Hub usernamehaseeb-qureshi
GitHub usernameHaseeb-Qureshi
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 5 10,600 10,770 0 0 0 5,300 5,300 10,600 10,600 12,650 12,650 25,300 25,300
Effective altruism 5 10,600 10,770 0 0 0 5,300 5,300 10,600 10,600 12,650 12,650 25,300 25,300

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
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 5 3 53,850.00 37,950.00 15,900.00
Total 5 3 53,850.00 37,950.00 15,900.00

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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
Effective altruism/movement growth 5 3 53,850.00 37,950.00 15,900.00
Classified total 5 3 53,850.00 37,950.00 15,900.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 3 53,850.00 37,950.00 15,900.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2016 2015
80,000 Hours (filter this donor) Career coaching/life guidance FB Tw WP Site 25,300.00 25,300.00 0.00
Rethink Charity (filter this donor) Effective altruism/Community project coordination FB Site 17,950.00 12,650.00 5,300.00
Centre for Effective Altruism (filter this donor) Effective altruism/movement growth FB Site 10,600.00 0.00 10,600.00
Total -- -- 53,850.00 37,950.00 15,900.00

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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 donations in reverse chronological order (5 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 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Rethink Charity----2018Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/2018-donations/-- Donation process: The announcement post says that the donor is donating 33% of his pre-tax income, as usual, but has decided to not disclose exact amounts as he does not want his compensation to be known. The amount is allocated between multiple donees based on the donor's assessment

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Donation for the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN), a "small group at Rethink Charity that focuses on seeding and supporting local EA groups."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "I feel that lately these kinds of efforts have been neglected within the effective altruism community in favor of direct work. I think this is unwise—I know for myself and many others within the EA community, we would not have found and maintained our focus on EA were it not for local groups early on. It’s never wise to take your talent pipeline for granted. LEAN has a great approach of supporting local EA groups, and I trust they’ll do a lot to keep the ideas and norms behind effective altruism alive and healthy."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 20% to Rethink Charity for LEAN is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also similar to the 25% allocated to Rethink Charity in 2015 and 2016
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 20.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2019-01-17.
Rethink Charity12,650.0022016Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In 2016, my donations totaled $50,600. My finances this year were little more complicated, but that was my best estimate of 33% of my pre-tax income. (That income does not include RSUs; whenever I can liquidate them, I will also donate 33% of their value.) Below are the organizations I donated to and why."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: ".impact [the name of Rethink Charity at the time] is a grassroots EA organization that maintains a lot of Effective Altruism’s infrastructure, including the EA Forum (which I highly recommend). One of their most exciting projects is LEAN (Local Effective Altruism Network), which helps to seed and support university EA organizations."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "One of their most exciting projects is LEAN (Local Effective Altruism Network), which helps to seed and support university EA organizations. [...] Young people have already shown that in many ways they are going to be the primary vector for change in this world. And as those young people come into power, I’d love to see more of them thinking rigorously about how to do good. In short, I think influencing more young people to think critically about effectiveness is one of our best levers for ensuring a positive future."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is $50,600, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 25% to Rethink Charity is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also the same percentage as allocated in 2015
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would make a similar grant to the Local Effective Altruism Network in 2018 https://haseebq.com/2018-donations/

Other notes: Announced: 2017-01-29.
80,000 Hours25,300.0012016Effective altruism/movement growthhttp://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In 2016, my donations totaled $50,600. My finances this year were little more complicated, but that was my best estimate of 33% of my pre-tax income. (That income does not include RSUs; whenever I can liquidate them, I will also donate 33% of their value.) Below are the organizations I donated to and why."

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The announcement post says: "80K is an organization that advises young people on how to do the most good with their careers. They analyze different career paths, balancing career capital with altruistic aims."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "80K actually strongly affected my own trajectory when I was considering career pursuits. Reading through their career guide on tech entrepreneurship influenced my original decision to enter into the tech industry. 80K has had had impressive growth and has done a lot of good for influencing more students on the path to altruistic lives. There’s a big talent gap in effective altruism right now, and 80K seems like the best investment for filling that gap. I’m excited to see what they can do in 2017."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The total amount the donor is giving away is $50,600, which is 33% of pre-tax income. The allocation of 50% to 80,000 Hours is likely determined by the needs of other recipients; it is also consistent with the percentage allocated the previous year for EA Outreach
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2017-01-29.
Rethink Charity5,300.0042015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." The allocation of this $21,200 is based on analysis of the individual target charities

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: At the time of the donation, the donee is known as .impact (it would later rename itself to Rethink Charity). The announcement post calls it "a grassroots EA organization with which I’ve grown more involved over the last year. .impact is best known for creating a ton of EA infrastructure, including the EA Forums and EA Hub. Their latest project is LEAN, which helps to seed and support EA chapters all around the world, helping to foster the movement at the grassroots level."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: ".impact is best known for creating a ton of EA infrastructure, including the EA Forums and EA Hub. Their latest project is LEAN, which helps to seed and support EA chapters all around the world, helping to foster the movement at the grassroots level."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." Rethink Charity gets 25% of this money; the amount it gets is likely constrained by the needs of other recipients
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 25.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Donor retrospective of the donation: The donor would continue to make similar donations in later years: to Rethink Charity in 2016 https://haseebq.com/2016-donations-and-some-thoughts/and to the Local Effective Altruism Network in 2018 https://haseebq.com/2018-donations/

Other notes: Announced: 2015-12-31.
Centre for Effective Altruism10,600.0032015Effective altruism/movement growthhttps://haseebq.com/my-first-year-earning-to-give-a-retrospective/-- Donation process: The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." The allocation of this $21,200 is based on analysis of the individual target charities

Intended use of funds (category): Direct project expenses

Intended use of funds: Donation for the EA Outreach team run by Kerry Vaughan and Tyler Alterman. The announcement post says: "EA Outreach was responsible for EA Global, the major EA conference this year at Google HQ, and have ambitious plans on how to grow the movement and influence more of the world toward evidence-based giving."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The announcement post says: "[EA Outreach] have ambitious plans on how to grow the movement and influence more of the world toward evidence-based giving. I think the impact they could have is enormous, and so I decided to give them half of my donations this year."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The announcement post says: "In all I gave 33% of my pre-tax income, which since I started my job in June, amounts to $21,200 USD I donated to high-impact charities." EA Outreach gets 50% of this money; the amount it gets is likely constrained by the needs of other recipients
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 50.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): End-of-year round of donations of 33% of income in the year; this is part of the donor's earning-to-give strategy

Other notes: Announced: 2015-12-31.

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 30 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
Samuel Hilton 2 2 3 0.6667 0.8165 0.542
Lovkush Agarwal 2 2 3 0.6667 0.8165 0.6296
Peter Hurford 6 3 6 0.5000 0.7071 0.5431
EA Giving Group 7 3 7 0.4286 0.6547
Open Philanthropy Project 4 2 5 0.4000 0.5774 0.5723
Kat Steiner 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Tyler John 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Pierre Zakarauskas 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.5476
Per-Erik Milam 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Pablo Stafforini 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Oxford Prioritisation Project 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.7718
Michael Peyton Jones 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Mark Barnes 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Katerina Manoli 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Aahan Rashid 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.5476
Jonathon Smith 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
James Hudspeth 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Huw Thomas 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Henry Cooksley 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Harri Besceli 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Grace King 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
David Barry 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Calum McClelland 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Christopher Bryant 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.3233
Catherine Low 1 1 3 0.3333 0.5774 0.5476
Jeff Kaufman and Julia Wise 2 1 4 0.2500 0.4082 0.3039
Saulius Šimčikas 2 1 4 0.2500 0.4082 0.0255
Ross Reason 2 1 4 0.2500 0.4082 0.3171
Christopher O'Bleness 2 1 4 0.2500 0.4082 0.1171
Patrick Brinich-Langlois 2 1 4 0.2500 0.4082 0.0839