Comment by kathrynmecrow on Launching the Giving Games Platform and new facilitator tools · 2019-06-04T14:21:21.666Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Hey Aaron! Yes, indeed. If you go to and press "Create a new Giving Game" you fill out the details and it will send you a Number and password. This is in the Instructions for the Platform here <> also on our resources page. Thank you, Kathryn :)

Launching the Giving Games Platform and new facilitator tools

2019-06-01T21:03:13.533Z · score: 25 (11 votes)
Comment by kathrynmecrow on How the Giving Games Project Tracks Its Impact · 2019-05-21T22:09:46.932Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Thank you Aaron :)

Comment by kathrynmecrow on How the Giving Games Project Tracks Its Impact · 2019-05-21T11:32:16.655Z · score: 7 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Hi Aaron,

Absolutely. I would certainly be wary of over-interpreting these results but I thought a case study would be useful to show the steps we have begun taking to track our impact. Our strategy update is based on a larger pool of data (250 pre- and post- responses) and facilitator reports.

You are absolutely right about the correlation issue. Aside from self-reports, we employ back-end tracking with The Life You Can Save and our recommended charities. We have just introduced steps to track involvement in the EA community (inclusion of Giving Games in the EA survey), and pledges (One For The World- update to follow).

I will look at your paper today. Thank you so much for sharing and do let me know if you have any further ideas for impact-tracking.

Comment by kathrynmecrow on Bangladesh is in Desperate Need For Effective Altruists · 2018-08-06T02:16:01.578Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · EA · GW

Hi Farhan,

My information here may be outdated. However, when I worked in Bangladesh I worked with Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates who at the time provided pro bono legal advice and may be able to offer legal support, particularly if you have video evidence of the incidents (, I think the value added of contacting Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch may be fairly low, as incidents like these have already been logged and published, but if you have any further evidence, I would definitely get in touch with them.

Above all and my reason for posting here, I am sure you are already aware, but please be very careful when contacting any of these organizations or publishing material on these incidents to take measures to protect your identity and your safety generally. You may wish to contact the Centre for Social Activism, a Bangladeshi human rights organization who supports activists in Bangladesh for advice before proceeding with contacting external organizations (including the ones I recommend) as they will have much more information on the current political, civil landscape than I do). I am fairly confident on CSA as they are one of the peer reviewers in the United Nations UPR process (although I still urge caution). You may contact me at if you wish for me to submit materials on your behalf so as to remain anonymous (as I am not currently working or living in Bangladesh).

On a personal level, thank you for posting here and I am terribly sorry to hear of these incidents. The thoughts of my family are with yours and your loved ones during these difficult times.