Would any EA chapters like help running an AdWords grants account?

post by mackgrenfell · 2017-12-01T16:30:25.511Z · score: 16 (16 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 5 comments

This post is primarily addressed to people working for EA chapters in the UK and internationally. Please read on if you are interested in either setting up a Google Grants AdWords Account, or if you want support with one you have already set up.


Pro Bono Work

I work for Brainlabs, a digital media agency. Account managers (AMs) are allowed to spend 10% of their working hours on pro bono accounts. Over the last few months, myself and another AM have been working on the Effective Altruism London AdWords account, and have recently achieved some really positive results.

Based on this success, I would like to propose managing further EA chapter accounts. As an effective strategy and account structure has already been developed for EA London, it would be easy to centrally manage additional EA chapter accounts, and would almost certainly improve the effectiveness of their marketing in this channel.


About Google Grants Accounts



Impact of AdWords




Competing with other EA charities




If you already have a grants account and are interested in passing on the management of the account, please contact us (effective-altruism@brainlabsdigital.com) to discuss further.


If you don’t have an account but would like to set one up, your charity needs to be registered and based in one of the eligible countries for a grants account.

For further info, Google have detailed instructions here. Also feel free to contact me if you need further help.



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comment by DavidJanku · 2017-12-05T00:24:09.582Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

That´s exactly what we would appreciate in our Czech EA Chapter! I´ve tried to message you at the provided email address, but it came back undelivered saying "the group you tried to contact (effective-altruism) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group". Would you please reply me at david.janku@efektivni-altruismus.cz?

comment by mackgrenfell · 2017-12-05T09:51:51.238Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks David! I believe I've fixed the error now, in case anyone else is experiencing this. I'll email you shortly David :)

comment by casebash · 2017-12-01T23:26:21.753Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks for writing up this post! I'd also like to encourage you to write up some tips for managing EA accounts yourself when you get the time.

comment by mackgrenfell · 2017-12-05T09:51:15.011Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks! Peter's links have some great advice for getting started with grants accounts. We're currently drafting an article about some of the extra things we did and which would be useful for managing EA accounts :)