This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2023. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.
|Effective Altruism Forum username||MichaelDickens|
|Effective Altruism Hub username||michael-dickens|
|Data entry method on Donations List Website||Manual (no scripts used)|
Full donor page for donor Michael Dickens
|Transparency and financials page||https://reg-charity.org/about/transparency/|
|Key people||Liv Boeree|Igor Kurganov|Philipp Gruissem|
This entity is also a donor.
Full donee page for donee Raising for Effective Giving
|Cause area||Count||Median||Mean||Minimum||10th percentile||20th percentile||30th percentile||40th percentile||50th percentile||60th percentile||70th percentile||80th percentile||90th percentile||Maximum|
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|
Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.
|Title (URL linked)||Publication date||Author||Publisher||Affected donors||Affected donees||Affected influencers||Document scope||Cause area||Notes|
|Where I Am Donating in 2016||2016-11-01||Michael Dickens||Effective Altruism Forum||Michael Dickens||Animal Charity Evaluators The Good Food Institute Mercy For Animals Raising for Effective Giving||Single donation documentation||Animal welfare, AI risk||Dickens 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 Dickens||2015-09-15||Michael Dickens||Effective Altruism Forum||Michael 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 documentation||Animal welfare,AI risk,Effective altruism||Explanation 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|
Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations
|Amount (current USD)||Amount rank (out of 2)||Donation date||Cause area||URL||Influencer||Notes|
|20,000.00||1||Effective altruism/meta/fundraising||http://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/.|