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This year's EA Survey is now ready to be shared! This is a survey of all EAs to learn about the movement and how it can improve. The data collected in the survey is used to help EA groups improve and grow EA. Data is also used to populate the map of EAs, create new EA meetup groups, and create EA Profiles and the EA Donation Registry.
If you are an EA or otherwise familiar with the community, we hope you will take it using this link. All results will be anonymised and made publicly available to members of the EA community. As an added bonus, one random survey taker will be selected to win a $250 donation to their favorite charity.
Please share the survey with others who might be interested using this link rather than the one above: http://bit.ly/1OqsVWo
Would you like to leave money in your will to GiveWell’s top rated charities at the time of your passing? If so, Charity Science will you help you write it for free.
To make it as easy as possible for you, we at Charity Science have made a simple form that takes as little as 5 minutes to complete. After that you come out with a ready made will. And don’t worry if you’re not sure what to put in it; it’s easy to change and you can always come back to it later. So give it a shot here. The default option should be to set it up just in case something terrible does happen, that way you always have something ready.
A few more reasons to take the time to write a will include:
Reducing the inheritance tax incurred - leaving money to charity being an excellent way to do so.
Making provisions for your children if you have any, for example by choosing who will take care of them and setting aside funds for this.
Making any other necessary provisions, such as for your pets, or your business, or other responsibilities that you have.
Specifying what sort of funeral you would like, which will spare your family from having to make the decision.
Naming your executors for your will (family members are a standard choice).
But most of all it’s because you have the incredible opportunity to do an epic amount of good.
You can set it up here. After that consider talking to your friends, parents and grandparents to see if they would be interested in doing the same. It’s really important you mention it because the average amount left to charities in a will is in the thousands of dollars so a few words may go a very long way.
Charity Science is looking for $35,000 to fund our 2015 operations. We fundraise for GiveWell-recommended charities, and over 2014 we moved over $150,000 to them that wouldn’t have been given otherwise: that’s $9 for every $1 we spent. We can’t do this work without your support, so please consider making a donation to us - however small, it will be appreciated. Donate now and you’ll also be matched by Matt Wage.
The donations pages below list other reasons to donate to us, which include:
- Our costs are extremely low: the $35,000 CAD pays for three to four full-time staff.
- We experiment with many different forms of fundraising and record detailed information on how these experiments go, so funding us lets the whole EA community learn about their prospects.
- We carefully track how much money each experiment raises, subtract money which would have been given anyway, and shut down experiments that don’t work.
- Our fundraising still has many opportunities to continue to scale as we try new ideas we haven’t tested yet.
There’s much more information, including our full budget and what we’d do if we raised over $35,000, in the linked document, and we’d be happy to answer any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
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