Vipul Naik donations made to EA Hotel

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 2022. 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.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Facebook username vipulnaik.r
Websitehttps://vipulnaik.com/
Donations URLhttps://vipulnaik.com/donation-history/
Twitter usernamevipulnaik_r
LessWrong usernameVipulNaik
Effective Altruism Forum usernamevipulnaik
Effective Altruism Hub usernamevipul-naik
GitHub usernamevipulnaik
PredictionBook usernamevipulnaik
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?person=Vipul+Naik

Miscellaneous notes: Disclosure: creator of the site

Full donor page for donor Vipul Naik

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country United Kingdom
Websitehttps://eahotel.org/
Donate pagehttps://eahotel.org/fundraiser/
Donation case pagehttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/MeTrGqRXJQzoLoDia/ea-hotel-fundraiser-1-the-story
Key peopleGreg Colbourn
Launch date2018-06-04

Full donee page for donee EA Hotel

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 1 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167
Effective altruism 1 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167 4,167

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 2019
Effective altruism (filter this donor) 1 4,167.10 4,167.10
Total 1 4,167.10 4,167.10

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

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

Title (URL linked) Publication date Author Publisher Affected donors Affected donees Document scope Cause area Notes
My Q1 2019 EA Hotel donation (GW, IR) 2019-03-31 Vipul Naik Effective Altruism Forum Vipul Naik EA Hotel Single donation documentation Effective altruism/housing The post documents the author's reasons for making a donation to the EA Hotel. The bulk of the post gives the author's general assessment of the EA Hotel, but the last section gives more details on how the donation decision was made. The author says he likes the idea of the EA Hotel, likes the skin-in-the-game of key players, likes the exevution so far, and finds the value of marginal donations high and easy to grasp. He also explains why the lack of interest from other donors does not dissuade him

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

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
4,167.1012019-03-31Effective altruism/housinghttps://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/BM2DYWpM6rSxyZ7AS/my-q1-2019-ea-hotel-donation (GW, IR)-- Donation process: Spontaneous donation made based on extensive thinking and review of a somewhat time-sensitive donation opportunity. Not part of planned end-of-year giving

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The money goes directly toward supporting the EA Hotel and extending its runway by a few weeks

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The blog post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/BM2DYWpM6rSxyZ7AS/my-q1-2019-ea-hotel-donation (GW, IR) has a number of sections explaining reasons for the donation: "I like the idea of the EA Hotel; I like the skin-in-the-game of the key players; I like the execution so far; I see institutional risk reasons for lack of institutional funding: These reasons don't apply to individual donors, so I don't see the lack of institutional funding as a reason to dissuade me from donating; I have not been dissuaded by the reasons against donating that I have seen so far; I find the value of marginal donations high and easy to grasp" The last section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/BM2DYWpM6rSxyZ7AS/my-q1-2019-ea-hotel-donation#How_I_decided_to_donate_and_determined_the_donation_amount (GW, IR) goes into the personal thoughts of the donor and how he ultimately decided to make the donation

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/BM2DYWpM6rSxyZ7AS/my-q1-2019-ea-hotel-donation#How_I_decided_to_donate_and_determined_the_donation_amount (GW, IR) gives two reasons for donating this high an amount: (i) high savings of the author in the last few months, (ii) high overhead of donation made it seem worthwhile if it covered at least two weeks of operations. Reasons for not donating a higher amount: (i) need to build more personal savings long-term, (ii) interest in seeing how further donations play out
Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 100.00%

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): The section The section https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/BM2DYWpM6rSxyZ7AS/my-q1-2019-ea-hotel-donation#How_I_decided_to_donate_and_determined_the_donation_amount (GW, IR) gives the following reasons for not waiting longer before donating: (i) the author felt he was "unlikely to get anything in the next few days that would change my stance significantly", (ii) sense of urgency since the existing runway was expected to last till May, (iii) weekend is a good time to make the donation and document it, because things are busier during the week
Intended funding timeframe in months: 1

Other notes: The amount listed as donated is based on Fixer.io currency conversion; the actual amount paid out by the donor was $4306.41 USD, including a foreign exchange fee.