Ajeya Cotra donations made to Donor lottery

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Open Philanthropy
Facebook username https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638572396
LinkedIn username ajeya-cotra-90942b8b
Websitehttps://ajeyac.wordpress.com
Donations URLno single location; https://eahub.org/user/ajeya-cotra, https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/, http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/
Effective Altruism Hub usernameajeya-cotra
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Ajeya Cotra

Basic donee information

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This entity is also a donor.

Full donee page for donee Donor lottery

Donor–donee relationship

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Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 7,737 8,800 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 7,737 7,737 7,737 16,463 16,463 16,463 16,463
3 7,737 8,800 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 7,737 7,737 7,737 16,463 16,463 16,463 16,463

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 Total 2018 2017 2016
(filter this donor) 3 26,400.00 7,737.00 16,463.00 2,200.00
Total 3 26,400.00 7,737.00 16,463.00 2,200.00

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

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
7,737.0022018-12-29--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/63715163508812-- January 2019 $100k lottery, Block 1, [8,294,935,620–93,364,150,260]. See https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries for general background; see https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/nuzcbhk2JYMkALHke/donor-lottery-2018-is-live (GW, IR) for the blog post announcing this lottery.
16,463.0012017-12-16--https://app.effectivealtruism.org/lotteries/31553453298138-- Block 1, [135,374,500,302–316,387,099,581]. 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. For an explanation by this donor of why she chose to participate in the donor lottery, see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2017#Ajeya. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.
2,200.0032016-12-07--http://effective-altruism.com/ea/14d/donor_lotteries_a_stepbystep_guide_for_mall/-- Reasoning explained more in https://blog.givewell.org/2016/12/09/staff-members-personal-donations-giving-season-2016/ (go to section for Ajeya Cotra). Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%.