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…eneral commentary doc on EA orgs and fundraising, and move Sentience Institute and GPI to their own files
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vipulnaik committed Jan 9, 2019
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@@ -52,9 +52,11 @@ read:
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/donor-lottery-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/ea-funds-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/ea-grants-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/ea-hotel-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/evidence-action-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/gfi-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/givewell-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/gpi-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/gwwc-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/hurford-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/life-extension-docs.sql
@@ -65,6 +67,7 @@ read:
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/open-phil-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/oxprio.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/rethink-charity-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/sentience-institute-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/thl-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/vegan-outreach-docs.sql
mysql $(MYSQL_ARGS) $(DATABASE) < sql/documents/was-research-docs.sql
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ create table documents (
publisher varchar(40),
affected_donors varchar(1000),
affected_donees varchar(1000),
document_scope enum('Launch','Broad donor strategy','Single donation documentation','Donee periodic update','Donee donation case','Evaluator review of donee','Evaluator update on donee','Evaluator consolidated recommendation list','Periodic donation list documentation','Reasoning supplement','Third-party coverage of donor strategy','Third-party case for donation','Third-party case against donation','Donation suggestion list', 'Unsolicited third-party suggestions for donor','Review of current state of cause area', 'Status change','Miscellaneous commentary', 'Donee AMA', 'Evaluator retrospective','Evaluator quantification approach','Job advertisement','Request for proposals','Request for reviews of donee'),
document_scope enum('Launch','Pre-launch planning','Broad donor strategy','Single donation documentation','Donee periodic update','Donee donation case','Evaluator review of donee','Evaluator update on donee','Evaluator consolidated recommendation list','Periodic donation list documentation','Reasoning supplement','Third-party coverage of donor strategy','Third-party case for donation','Third-party case against donation','Donation suggestion list', 'Unsolicited third-party suggestions for donor','Review of current state of cause area', 'Status change','Miscellaneous commentary', 'Donee AMA', 'Evaluator retrospective','Evaluator quantification approach','Job advertisement','Request for proposals','Request for reviews of donee'),
cause_area varchar(200),
notes varchar(2000),
unique key url(`url`)
@@ -26,29 +26,18 @@ insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,

insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('https://issarice.com/against-malaria-foundation','Against Malaria Foundation','2017-04-27','2017-04-28','Issa Rice',NULL,NULL,'Against Malaria Foundation','Evaluator review of donee','Global health/malaria','The document records off-the-cuff thoughts that the author had while creating https://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Against_Malaria_Foundation as part of contract work. It is a collection of interrelated but distinct observations. See https://www.facebook.com/vipulnaik.r/posts/10211866218306794 for a Facebook discussion of the post'),
('https://issarice.com/open-philanthropy-project-non-grant-funding','Open Philanthropy Project non-grant funding','2017-04-02','2017-05-17','Issa Rice',NULL,'Open Philanthropy Project',NULL,'Miscellaneous commentary',NULL,'The document lists some funding by the Open Philanthropy Project that is publicly disclosed (either by Open Philanthropy Project or by the donee or another reliable source) but is not part of the Open Philanthropy Project grants database, and is not included in employee salaries and benefits.');
('https://issarice.com/open-philanthropy-project-non-grant-funding','Open Philanthropy Project non-grant funding','2017-04-02','2017-05-17','Issa Rice',NULL,'Open Philanthropy Project',NULL,'Miscellaneous commentary',NULL,'The document lists some funding by the Open Philanthropy Project that is publicly disclosed (either by Open Philanthropy Project or by the donee or another reliable source) but is not part of the Open Philanthropy Project grants database, and is not included in employee salaries and benefits.'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/4bg2qxWrEdzPmR3ze/ea-orgs-are-trying-to-fundraise-usd10m-usd16m','EA orgs are trying to fundraise ~$10m - $16m','2019-01-06',NULL,'Hauke Hillebrandt','Effective Altruism Forum',NULL,'Centre for Effective Altruism|Effective Altruism Foundation|Machine Intelligence Research Institute|Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research|Sentience Institute|Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters|Global Catastrophic Risk Institute|Rethink Priorities|EA Hotel|80,000 Hours|Rethink Charity','Miscellaneous commentary',NULL,'The blog post links to and discusses the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10zU6gp_H_zuvlZ2Vri-epSK0_urbcmdS-5th3mXQGXM/edit which tables various organizations and their fundraising targets, along with quotes and links to fundraising posts. The blog post itself has three points, the last of whichis that the EA community is relatively more funding constrained again');

# -- Kevin Watkinson critique
insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1e8/should_eas_think_twice_before_donating_to_gfi/','Should EAs think twice before donating to GFI?','2017-08-31',NULL,'Kevin Watkinson','Effective Altruism Forum','Open Philanthropy Project','The Good Food Institute','Third-party case against donation','Animal welfare','The post argues against donations to The Good Food Institute, noting its limited track record as well as the huge amount of funding it is already receiving from the Open Philanthropy Project. This post is made shortly after an exchange between the post author (Kevin Watkinson) and Holden Karnofsky of the Open Philanthropy Project in http://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/march-2017-open-thread?page=1#comment-305 (the open thread of the Open Philanthropy Project). The post also critiques Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) for a positive assessment of GFI, and comments include a response from an ACE employee and an ACE board member (neither in an official capacity)');

# -- Sentience Institute docs

insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ik/sentience_institute_2017_accomplishments_2018/','Sentience Institute 2017 Accomplishments, 2018 Plans, and Room for Funding','2017-12-14',NULL,'Kelly Witwicki','Sentience Institute',NULL,'Sentience Institute','Donee donation case','Animal welfare','The blog post provides an update on the activities of the Sentience Institute since its launch June 2017, its plans for 2018, and its estimate of its own room for more funding ($185,000)'),
('https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/blog/eoy2018','2018 End of Year Summary','2018-11-26',NULL,'Kelly Witwicki','Sentience Institute',NULL,'Sentience Institute','Donee periodic update','Animal welfare','The blog post provides an update on the activities of the Sentience Institute in 2018. It also outlines the financial situation: a 9-month runway and a target of raising at least $120,000; if they raise $180,000, they will hire one more team member. Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum at https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/EoYWz9SYm3LsqX9bh/sentience-institute-2018-end-of-year-summary (no comments)');

# -- Effective Altruism Foundation docs

insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1in/effective_altruism_foundation_update_plans_for/','Effective Altruism Foundation update: Plans for 2018 and room for more funding','2017-12-15',NULL,'Jonas Vollmer','Effective Altruism Foundation',NULL,'Effective Altruism Foundation|Raising for Effective Giving|Foundational Research Institute|Wild-Animal Suffering Research','Donee donation case','Effective altruism/movement growth/s-risk reduction','The document describes the 2018 plan and room for more funding of the Effective Altruism Foundation. Subsidiaries include Raising for Effective Giving, Foundational Research Institute, and Wild-Animal Suffering Research, Also cross-posted at https://ea-foundation.org/blog/our-plans-for-2018/ (own blog)');

# -- Global Priorities Institute docs

insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ij/new_releases_global_priorities_institute_research/','New releases: Global Priorities Institute research agenda and posts we’re hiring for','2017-12-14',NULL,'Michelle Hutchinson','Global Priorities Institute',NULL,'Global Priorities Institute','Donee periodic update','Cause prioritization','Hutchinson reports on the progress and plans for the Global Priorities Institute, housed at Oxford University, and also describes the posts it is hiring for'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/EnPL9DPwCeKTfzYps/updates-from-the-global-priorities-institute-and-how-to-get','Updates from the Global Priorities Institute and how to get involved','2018-11-14',NULL,'Global Priorities Institute','Effective Altruism Forum',NULL,'Global Priorities Institute','Donee periodic update','Cause prioritization','The blog post gives an update on how the Global Priorities Institute has been doing, including its officially becoming an institute within Oxford University https://www.campaign.ox.ac.uk/news/new-global-priorities-institute-opens It also abstracts of GPI''s current working papers');

# -- Global Catastrophic Risk Institute docs

insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
@@ -59,7 +48,6 @@ insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,
insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/vxwcxwiDKCnyHJhbz/announcing-the-new-forethought-foundation-for-global','Announcing the new Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research','2018-12-04',NULL,'William MacAskill','Effective Altruism Forum',NULL,'Forethough Foundation for Global Priorities Research|Global Priorities Institute|Centre for Effective Altruism','Launch','Cause prioritization','The blog post announces the launch of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research. The planned total budget for 2019 and 2020 is £1.12 million - £1.47 million, and a breakdown is provided in the post. The project will be incubated by the Centre for Effective Altruism, and its work is intended to complement the work of the Global Priorities Institute');


# -- Miscellaneous job ads

insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@ insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1rj/ea_funds_an_update_from_cea/','EA Funds - An update from CEA','2018-08-07',NULL,'Marek Duda','Centre for Effective Altruism','Effective Altruism Funds','Effective Altruism Funds','Broad donor strategy','Animal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruism','Marek Duda gives an update on work on the EA Funds donation platform, the departure of Nick Beckstead from managing the EA Community and Long-Term Future Funds, and the experimental creation of "Junior" Funds'),
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1uu/announcing_new_ea_funds_management_teams/','Announcing new EA Funds management teams','2018-10-27',NULL,'Marek Duda','Effective Altruism Forum','Effective Altruism Funds','Effective Altruism Funds','Broad donor strategy','Animal welfare|Global health|AI safety|Global catastrophic risks|Effective altruism','The post announces the transition of the Effective Altruism Funds manaagement to teams, with a chair, team members, and advisors. The EA Community Fund is renamed the EA Meta Fund, and has chair Luke Ding and team Denise Melchin, Matt Wage, Alex Foster, and Tara MacAulay, with advisor Nick Beckstead. The long-term future fund has chair Matt Fallshaw, and team Helen Toner, Oliver Habryka, Matt Wage, and Alex Zhu, with advisors Nick Beckstead and Jonas Vollmer. The animal welfare fund has chair Lewis Bollard (same as before) and team Jamie Spurgeon, Natalie Cargill, and Toni Adleberg. The global development fund continues to be solely managed by Elie Hassenfeld. The granting schedule will be thrice a year: November, February, and June for all funds except the Global Development Fund, which will be in December, March, and July.'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/jo5JzaijbBqEu94kX/ea-funds-long-term-future-fund-is-open-to-applications-until#WdWChKjHxM4gXGg3m','EA Funds: Long-Term Future fund is open to applications until November 24th (this Saturday)','2018-11-20',NULL,'Oliver Habryka','Effective Altruism Forum','Effective Altruism Funds',NULL,'Request for proposals','AI safety|Global catastrophic risks','The post seeks proposals for the CEA Long-Term Future Fund. Proposals must be submitted by 2018-11-24 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf46ZTOIlv6puMxkEGm6G1FADe5w5fCO3ro-RK6xFJWt7SfaQ/viewform in order to be considered for the round of grants to be announced by the end of November 2018'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/WBAMvbGW4GGqgYXxD/ea-meta-fund-we-are-rolling-applications','EA Meta Fund: we are open to applications','2019-01-05',NULL,'Denise Melchin','Effective Altruism Forum','Effective Altruism Funds',NULL,'Request for proposals','Effective altruism','The post announces the existence of a form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeID5kjD9zsvlwgqB3hlX54EINg6_pY6sYl4hm7s-bYuDGiwA/viewform through which one can apply for consideration for receiving a grant from the EA Meta Fund. Submissions made by midnight GMT on January 20 will be considered for the grant distribution to be announced in mid-February, but applications made after this date will be considered for future rounds'),
# -- AMAs
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/AGmCwE6GxYsFuSC6A/ea-meta-fund-ama-20th-dec-2018','EA Meta Fund AMA: 20th Dec 2018','2018-12-19',NULL,'Alex Foster|Denise Melchin|Matt Wage','Effective Altruism Forum','Effective Altruism Funds','Effective Altruism Funds','Donee AMA','Effective altruism','The post is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the Effective Altruism Meta Fund. The questions and answers are in the post comments. Questions are asked by a number of people including alexherwix, Luke Muehlhauser, Tee Barnett,and Peter Hurford. Answers are provided by Denise Melchin, Matt Wage, and Alex Foster, three of the five people managing the fund. The other two, Luke Ding and Tara MacAulay, do not post any comment replies, but are referenced in some of the replies. The questions include how the meta fund sees its role, how much time they expect to spend allocating grants, what sort of criteria they use for evaluating opportunities, and what data inform their decisions'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/Rn6wgWHmcnw8HTR32/animal-welfare-fund-ama','Animal Welfare Fund AMA','2018-12-19',NULL,'Jamie Spurgeon|Lewis Bollard|Natalie Cargill','Effective Altruism Forum','Effective Altruism Funds','Effective Altruism Funds','Donee AMA','Animal welfare','The post is an Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the Animal Welfare Fund. The questions and answers are in the post comments. Questions are asked by a number of people including Tee Barnett, Peter Hurford, Halstead, Josh You, and Kevin Watkinson. Answers are provided by Lewis Bollard, Jamie Spurgeon, and Natalie Cargill, three of the four managers of the fund. The fourth manager, Toni Adleberg, does not particulate directly, but is referenced in the other answers. Questions cover the risks of lack of diversity due to dominance by Open Philanthropy Project and Animal Charity Evaluators, learning plans from the seemingly "hits-based giving" approach, the relation with the Effective Animal Advocacy Fund managed by ACE, the amount of time spent evaluating grants, criteria for evaluating grants, and research that would help the team.'),
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('https://www.facebook.com/groups/664817953593844/permalink/1481373815271583/','EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for 2 years','2017-10-03',NULL,'Greg Colbourn','Facebook',NULL,'EA Hotel','Pre-launch planning','Effective altruism/housing','The Facebook post, in the "Coordination of Rationality/EA/SSC Housing Projects" Facebook group, moots the idea of buying a hotel in Blackpool for use by effective altruists. The poster, Greg Colbourn, would eventually execute on the idea and buy the hotel, leading to the EA Hotel'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/JdqHvyy2Tjcj3nKoD/ea-hotel-with-free-accommodation-and-board-for-two-years','EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years','2018-06-04','2018-08-09','Greg Colbourn','Effective Altruism Forum',NULL,'EA Hotel','Launch','Effective altruism/housing','The blog post by Colbourn describes the details of how the EA Hotel in Blackpool will function, and addresses a number of questions regarding the location, cost, and what Colbourn hopes and expects to see from the EA Hotel. An update on August 9, 2018 links to the hotel website https://eahotel.org/ and notes that booking and hotel information are available online'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/MeTrGqRXJQzoLoDia/ea-hotel-fundraiser-1-the-story','EA Hotel Fundraiser 1: the story','2018-12-27',NULL,'Toon Alfrink','Effective Altruism Forum',NULL,'EA Hotel','Donee donation case','Effective altruism/housing','This is the first of a series of posts accompanying the December 2018/January 2019 fundraiser for the EA Hotel. The fundraiser is at https://www.gofundme.com/ea-hotel');
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
insert into documents(url,title,publication_date,modified_date,author,publisher,affected_donors,affected_donees,document_scope,cause_area,notes) values
('http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1ij/new_releases_global_priorities_institute_research/','New releases: Global Priorities Institute research agenda and posts we’re hiring for','2017-12-14',NULL,'Michelle Hutchinson','Global Priorities Institute',NULL,'Global Priorities Institute','Donee periodic update','Cause prioritization','Hutchinson reports on the progress and plans for the Global Priorities Institute, housed at Oxford University, and also describes the posts it is hiring for'),
('https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/EnPL9DPwCeKTfzYps/updates-from-the-global-priorities-institute-and-how-to-get','Updates from the Global Priorities Institute and how to get involved','2018-11-14',NULL,'Global Priorities Institute','Effective Altruism Forum',NULL,'Global Priorities Institute','Donee periodic update','Cause prioritization','The blog post gives an update on how the Global Priorities Institute has been doing, including its officially becoming an institute within Oxford University https://www.campaign.ox.ac.uk/news/new-global-priorities-institute-opens It also abstracts of GPI''s current working papers');
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