Kevin Watkinson donations made

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Basic donor information

We do not have any donor information for the donor Kevin Watkinson in our system.

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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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 2017
(filter this donor) 1 1 19.44 19.44
Total 1 1 19.44 19.44

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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 2017
Donor lottery (filter this donor) 19.44 19.44
Total -- -- 19.44 19.44

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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
Should EAs think twice before donating to GFI?2017-08-31Kevin Watkinson Effective Altruism ForumOpen Philanthropy Project The Good Food Institute Third-party case against donationAnimal welfareThe post argues against donations to The Good Food Institute, noting its limited track record as well as the huge amount of funding it is already receiving from the Open Philanthropy Project. This post is made shortly after an exchange between the post author (Kevin Watkinson) and Holden Karnofsky of the Open Philanthropy Project in http://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/march-2017-open-thread?page=1#comment-305 (the open thread of the Open Philanthropy Project). The post also critiques Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) for a positive assessment of GFI, and comments include a response from an ACE employee and an ACE board member (neither in an official capacity)

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

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Donor lottery19.442017-12-16--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 1, [135,160,765,379–135,374,500,301]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ip/announcing_the_2017_donor_lottery/ for the blog post announcing this lottery.

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
Nicole Ross 1 1 1 1 1 1
Howie Lempel 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ian David Moss 1 1 1 1 1 1
Julio Banfi 1 1 1 1 1 1
Laurel Kilgour 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lincoln Quirk 1 1 1 1 1 1
Markus Anderljung 1 1 1 1 1 1
Michael Plant 1 1 1 1 1 1
Michael Schmatz 1 1 1 1 1 1
Jan Kleňha 1 1 1 1 1 1
Owen Shen 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rohin Shah 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sam Deere 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sören Mindermann 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stephen Endres 1 1 1 1 1 1
Timothy Telleen-Lawton 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tyler Lahti 1 1 1 1 1 1
Catherine Olsson 1 1 1 1 1 1
Aaron Tucker 1 1 1 1 1 1
Adam Gleave 1 1 1 1 1 1
Benefactor 1 1 1 1 1 1
Brayden McLean 1 1 1 1 1 1
Christopher Bangs 1 1 1 1 1 1
Daniel Kane 1 1 1 1 1 1
Eric Herboso 1 1 1 1 1 1
George McGowan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gregory Lewis 1 1 1 1 1 1
Glenn Willen 1 1 1 1 1 1
Erick Ball 1 1 1 1 1 1
Helen Toner 2 1 2 0.5 0.7071 1