Mid-Career Professionals: Impact Landscape - Request for Feedback 2020-12-14T10:56:08.380Z
Effektiv Spenden - Fundraising and 2021 Plans 2020-11-26T14:36:46.940Z


Comment by devon_fritz on Ranking animal foods based on suffering and GHG emissions · 2021-01-23T07:34:12.097Z · EA · GW

Thanks for making this!

I'd like to understand the suffering involved in egg production of free-range hens where the male chicks aren't killed. 

What assumptions does "cage free" make here?

Comment by devon_fritz on Mid-Career Professionals: Impact Landscape - Request for Feedback · 2020-12-22T14:22:57.484Z · EA · GW

Nice to hear from you and thanks for the feedback Stephen.

You raise some good points and I definitely plan to beef up the document as things progress, especially with regard to the language around career changes as that will often be the biggest lever for impact as you correctly state.

Comment by devon_fritz on Introducing Ayuda Efectiva · 2020-11-12T17:44:57.527Z · EA · GW

Great work, Pablo! I think we need more projects like this so glad to see another one.

On that topic, do you or anyone else know of other such national level projects, aside from Effektiv Spenden  (where I do some work) in Germany and RC Forward in Canada? Although I imagine there are many nuances of each country's bureaucracy, it could make sense to template out the operational aspects that likely don't differ from country to country.


Another with this bit:

We are thinking of Ayuda Efectiva as a startup, and are trying to build it up with the lowest possible fixed costs. This may mean our progress is slower, but also that keeping the organization running will not be a constant worry that distracts us from our actual goals.

What kind of fixed costs are we talking about, if you don't mind sharing? If they were too low, I'd be a bit concerned that it could hamper your multiplier. How are you approaching fundraising?

Again, great work!

Comment by devon_fritz on EA Organization Updates: July 2020 · 2020-08-25T07:37:50.356Z · EA · GW

Thanks Aaron - I really enjoy these updates and wouldn't be able to get the information otherwise. Well done!

Comment by devon_fritz on Geographic diversity in EA · 2020-06-26T15:27:40.738Z · EA · GW

Thanks for this! The video doesn't have the Google Doc linked in it - where can I find that?

Comment by devon_fritz on Effective Altruism and Free Riding · 2020-04-15T09:38:39.701Z · EA · GW

Would you elaborate on what you mean?

Comment by devon_fritz on AMA: Rob Mather, founder and CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation · 2020-01-23T15:51:57.528Z · EA · GW

Relatedly, could you explain a case where the 20 minute rule failed to produce a good outcome?

Comment by devon_fritz on Latest EA Updates for September 2019 · 2019-09-29T10:38:18.811Z · EA · GW

I just wanted to say thanks - I find these overviews super useful and I come across a lot of great content I wouldn't otherwise have seen. Cheers!

Comment by devon_fritz on Can my filmmaking/songwriting skills be used more effectively in EA? · 2019-04-10T15:56:05.469Z · EA · GW

Hi! I work for Founders Pledge and was thinking the same thing - great thought Mappy!

I'm gonna PM you Simon.

Comment by devon_fritz on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation · 2019-02-26T21:28:02.089Z · EA · GW

Were you able to get good feedback as to why you weren't hired?

Comment by devon_fritz on Vox has a new department, Future Perfect, covering the world from an effective altruist perspective · 2018-10-16T17:14:08.733Z · EA · GW

Thanks for sharing! I am really excited for this and think it will be a large net positive for EA.

Comment by devon_fritz on New research on effective climate charities · 2018-08-01T15:31:25.027Z · EA · GW

It is back on the page, as well as here:

Sorry about that.

Comment by devon_fritz on How to have cost-effective fun · 2018-07-12T11:12:50.498Z · EA · GW

I was going to say the same thing. I found the majority of the advice to be good, but don't agree with pirating things to save money.

Comment by devon_fritz on Getting to the Mainstream · 2017-08-02T16:06:57.311Z · EA · GW

In which way do you believe that pragmatism undermines social justice? Couldn't it be that a pragmatic approach increases social justice, if it is shown to be the most effective?