Michael Dickens donations made to Raising for Effective Giving

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Facebook username michael.j.dickens
LinkedIn username michael-dickens-a4173255
Donations URLhttp://mdickens.me/donations/
LessWrong usernameMTGandP
Effective Altruism Forum usernameMichaelDickens
Effective Altruism Hub usernamemichael-dickens
GitHub usernamemichaeldickens
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Full donor page for donor Michael Dickens

Basic donee information

Country Switzerland
Facebook page raisingforeffectivegiving
Donate pagehttps://reg-charity.org/donate/
Transparency and financials pagehttps://reg-charity.org/about/transparency/
Twitter usernameregcharity
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_for_Effective_Giving
Key peopleLiv Boeree|Igor Kurganov|Philipp Gruissem
Launch date2014-07-03

This entity is also a donor.

Full donee page for donee Raising for Effective Giving

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

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 2 20 10,010 20 20 20 20 20 20 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Effective altruism 2 20 10,010 20 20 20 20 20 20 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000

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 Total 2015
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 2 20,020.00 20,020.00
Total 2 20,020.00 20,020.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Where I Am Donating in 20162016-11-01Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare, AI riskDickens described his evaluation of each of the four finalists and the reasoning behind his (tentatively) final decision to give to The Good Food Institute
My Cause Selection: Michael Dickens2015-09-15Michael Dickens Effective Altruism ForumMichael Dickens Machine Intelligence Research Institute Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Future of Life Institute Open Philanthropy Animal Charity Evaluators Animal Ethics Foundational Research Institute Giving What We Can Charity Science Raising for Effective Giving Single donation documentationAnimal welfare,AI risk,Effective altruismExplanation by Dickens of giving choice for 2015. After some consideration, narrows choice to three orgs: MIRI, ACE, and REG. Finally chooses REG due to weighted donation multiplier

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

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
20.0022015-12Effective altruism/meta/fundraisinghttp://mdickens.me/donations/small.html--
20,000.0012015-10Effective altruism/meta/fundraisinghttp://mdickens.me/donations/-- See http://effective-altruism.com/ea/ns/my_cause_selection_michael_dickens/ for the full reasoning; also mirrored at http://mdickens.me/2015/09/15/my_cause_selection/.