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Needed: Volunteer forecasters for Fish Welfare Initiative 2020-11-21T19:15:06.434Z
Should we be donating/volunteering for the Biden campaign? 2020-07-19T05:59:29.845Z
New EA Fish Orgs: Collaboration between Fish Welfare Initiative and Aquatic Life Institute 2020-06-04T15:40:54.744Z
Hiring Process and Takeaways from Fish Welfare Initiative 2020-04-06T05:30:47.720Z

Comments

Comment by haven on Needed: Volunteer forecasters for Fish Welfare Initiative · 2020-11-22T09:46:10.034Z · EA · GW

Thanks so much alexrjl! I sent you a private message

Comment by haven on Hiring Process and Takeaways from Fish Welfare Initiative · 2020-04-11T09:26:21.052Z · EA · GW

I think it's good to have a balance.

It's about balancing the ad to appeal to both A) really talented/good fit people who may have other options but are more likely to apply if they see they check a ton of boxes, and B) the talented but less apparently a great fit applicants (which you may want to cater to if you're not finding enough of the first type, and also because the best applicants don't always look that way on paper). And of course demographic/diversity reasons push the balance somewhat more towards B.

We did end up going with a few "requirements" and a longer list of "good to haves", and I think that worked well. Will do again in the future.

Comment by haven on Hiring Process and Takeaways from Fish Welfare Initiative · 2020-04-11T09:18:41.844Z · EA · GW

For some reason we did not consider compensating them for their time (probably due to our generally tight startup budget), although we probably will in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!

Comment by haven on Hiring Process and Takeaways from Fish Welfare Initiative · 2020-04-11T09:15:59.192Z · EA · GW

Thanks for the advice! I think #3 in particular is important, as it's easy for someone trying to be nice to cause even more issues by not being sufficiently clear or blunt

Comment by haven on Hiring Process and Takeaways from Fish Welfare Initiative · 2020-04-11T09:12:07.280Z · EA · GW

I think these are all valid points, and yeah the words are just stereotypes. Worth using caution with these sorts of simplistic decoders (but I still think they're somewhat helpful). I think you could probably pay for a better one but I doubt that's worth the money.

We did also ask people of different genders to review the ad before putting it out, and I definitely think that was worth the time cost.

Comment by haven on Managed Honey Bee Welfare: Problems and Potential Interventions · 2020-01-23T01:50:18.869Z · EA · GW

Thanks for the report!

I'm interested in whether I should avoid honey consumption personally (and if so, how vocal I should be). Aside from the article you cited from Michael Greger, do you have an opinion or further evidence one way or the other on this?˙

Comment by haven on Managed Honey Bee Welfare: Problems and Potential Interventions · 2020-01-23T01:49:18.519Z · EA · GW

Thanks for the report!

I'm interested in whether I should avoid honey consumption personally (and if so, how vocal I should be). Aside from the article you cited from Michael Greger, do you have an opinion or further evidence one way or the other on this?

Comment by haven on Where are you donating this year and why – in 2019? Open thread for discussion. · 2019-12-16T19:32:07.100Z · EA · GW

Thanks Sam for mentioning us! I'm half the co-founding team of Fish Welfare Initiative (ie one of the fish people), and we are now looking for funding. If you're interested, you can check out our website or email me directly.

At the moment, we're looking to fill a roughly $30K funding gap to get us to June.

Comment by haven on Announcement: early applications for Charity Entrepreneurship’s 2020 Incubation Program are now open! · 2019-12-16T15:59:55.467Z · EA · GW

I went through the program last year and found it useful (I'm now launching Fish Welfare Initiative). I'd be happy to talk with anyone if they have questions about what it's like on the inside

Comment by haven on Introducing Fish Welfare Initiative · 2019-10-10T22:11:16.155Z · EA · GW

Hey, thanks for doing that Em! And we're currently not accepting public donations :)

UPDATE: We are now looking to fundraise to fill our funding gap until June, and would love to connect with donors who may be interested. Feel free to reach out to me at haven@fishwelfareinitiative.org

Comment by haven on Candidate Scoring System, Third Release · 2019-08-25T16:39:34.488Z · EA · GW

Thanks for this awesome tool! The links here are bringing me to a "This item might not exist or is no longer available" page. Is there a newer version published?

Comment by haven on Outreach to Farmers · 2019-07-08T10:04:37.781Z · EA · GW

John Oliver (the comedian) did this piece on chicken farming. It's the best attempt I know of to broadcast how terrible chicken farming is to the public, and completely stays away from animal welfare issues.