Carl Shulman money moved

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Table of contents

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

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeNotes
Risk-neutral donors should plan to make bets at the margin at least as well as giga-donors in expectation2016-12-31Carl Shulman Effective Altruism Forum Donor lottery Miscellaneous commentaryCarl Shulman argues that using a "donate to a giga-donor or its marginal charities" approach, a donor should be able to do at least as well as a giga-donor, if risk-neutral. This post comes while Shulman has been promoting a donor lottery sponsored by Paul Christiano, which is inspired by thinking Shulman articulates in the post
Donor lotteries: demonstration and FAQ2016-12-07Carl Shulman Effective Altruism ForumTimothy Telleen-Lawton Gregory Lewis Ajeya Cotra Rohin Shah Helen Toner Nicole Ross Howie Lempel Rebecca Raible Pablo Stafforini Aaron Gertler Brayden McLean Benjamin Hoffman Catherine Olsson Eric Herboso Ian David Moss Glenn Willen Jacob Steinhardt Brandon Reinhart Donor lottery Donee donation caseCarl Shulman announces a donor lottery coordinated/sponsored by Paul Christiano, and provides a FAQ discussing questions people might have for participating in the lottery

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

DonorDoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLNotes
Jacob SteinhardtDonor lottery4,000.002017-01-04-- See for more context; the announcement was 2016-12-28, before the actual transaction. Percentage of total donor spend in the corresponding batch of donations: 40.00%.

Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Donors influenced Cause area Metadata Total 2017
Donor lottery Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donor) 4,000.00 4,000.00
Total ---- -- 4,000.00 4,000.00

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

Donation amounts by donor and year for influencer Carl Shulman

Donor Donees Total 2017
Jacob Steinhardt (filter this donee) Donor lottery (filter this donee) 4,000.00 4,000.00
Total -- 4,000.00 4,000.00

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