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Other names The Clear Fund
Country United States
Facebook username GiveWell.org
YouTube username channel/UCWqBpgpVVrU7AE74PNVVGag
Twitter username GiveWell
Website https://www.givewell.org/
Team page https://www.givewell.org/about/people
Launch date 2006-08-01
Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell
Timelines Wiki page https://timelines.issarice.com/wiki/Timeline_of_GiveWell
Notes Last major update was committed on May 20 2022, but some duplicates and inconsistencies remain
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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2006 1 Holden Karnofsky
2007 5 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky Bob Elliott, Lucy Bernholz, Virginia Zink
2008 3 Elie Hassenfeld, Simon Knutsson Timothy Ogden
2009 4 Natalie Crispin Elie Hassenfeld, Simon Knutsson Timothy Ogden
2010 6 Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson Elie Hassenfeld, Simon Knutsson, Wendy Knight Timothy Ogden
2011 9 Alexander Berger, Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson, Wendy Knight Elie Hassenfeld, Wendy Knight Cari Tuna, Fred Post, Timothy Ogden
2012 13 Alexander Berger, Alexander Berger, Eliza Scheffler, Jonah Sinick, Natalie Crispin, Rebecca Trupin, Stephanie Wykstra Elie Hassenfeld, John Birchall Cari Tuna, Dan Heath, Fred Post, Timothy Ogden
2013 19 Alexander Berger, Ben Rachbach, Eliza Scheffler, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, Jonah Sinick, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Sean Conley, Timothy Telleen-Lawton Elie Hassenfeld, John Birchall Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Dan Heath, Fred Post, Phil Steinmeyer, Timothy Ogden
2014 34 Alexander Berger, Ben Hoffman, Ben Rachbach, Christine Tsang, Eliza Scheffler, Howie Lempel, Jacy Reese, Jake Marcus, Josh Rosenberg, Michael Kohm, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Nick Beckstead, Rebecca Raible, Ruth Levine, Sean Conley, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tyler Heishman Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, John Birchall, Lila Rieber, Martin Lucas, Nick Wilson, Shayna Strom, Taylor Smith Devin Jacob Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Cari Tuna, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden
2015 62 Alexander Berger, Andrew Martin, Ben Hoffman, Ben Rachbach, Brennan Robbins, Brian Tse, Cason Reily, Chelsea Tabart, Claire Zabel, Eliza Scheffler, Emma Trefethen, Helen Toner, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, Jens Malmquist, Josh Rosenberg, Josh Rosenberg, Leon Zhang, Luke Muehlhauser, Lynette Bye, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Nick Beckstead, Rebecca Raible, Sara Altman, Sean Conley, Sophie Monahan, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tracy Williams, Tyler Heishman Alex Flidr, Alexander Berger, Arjun Khandelwal, Caroline Dockes, Chloe Cockburn, Dan Hendrycks, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Howie Lempel, John Birchall, Laura Ong, Lewis Bollard, Shayna Strom, Taylor Smith Catherine Hollander, Devin Jacob, Eliza Scheffler, Karalyn Lacey, Laura Muñoz, Michael Danto, Nicole Ross Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Jake Gibson, Julia Wise, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden David Roodman
2016 65 Ajeya Cotra, Andrew Martin, Caroline Dockes, Catherine Hollander, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Claire Zabel, Emma Trefethen, Helen Toner, Isabel Arjmand, Jake Marcus, Josh Rosenberg, Julie Chen, Laura Ong, Leon Zhang, Luisa Rodriguez, Luke Muehlhauser, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Nicholas Joseph, Nick Beckstead, Olivia Larsen, Rebecca Raible, Robin Dey, Rocio Alba Navarro, Sarah Ward, Sean Conley, Sophie Monahan, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tracy Williams, Tyler Heishman Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alexander Berger, Andrew Nevarez, Chloe Cockburn, Daniel Dewey, Elie Hassenfeld, Howie Lempel, Jaime Yassif, John Birchall, Lewis Bollard, Maryana Pinchuk, Nicole Zok, Sarah Ward, Taylor Smith Catherine Hollander, Devin Jacob, Eliza Scheffler, Karalyn Lacey, Laura Muñoz, Nicole Ross, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tracy Williams Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Jake Gibson, Julia Wise, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden Chris Somerville, Daniel Martin-Alarcon, David Roodman, Heather Youngs
2017 44 Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Scott Weathers, Sophie Monahan, Stephan Guyenet Aaron Kavanaugh, Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Ahmed Alkhatib, Andrew Nevarez, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Claire Wang, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Wolff, Gwern Branwen, John Birchall, Maryana Pinchuk, Maryana Pinchuk, Nicole Zok, Robin Dey, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Sarah Ward, Sarah Ward, Taylor Smith, Zachary Tausanovitch Devin Jacob, Karalyn Lacey, Laura Muñoz, Tracy Williams Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Jake Gibson, Julia Wise, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden
2018 43 Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Sophie Monahan, Stephan Guyenet, Tracy Williams Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Andrew Nevarez, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Claire Wang, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Wolff, Grace Hultquist, Grace Hultquist, John Birchall, Maryana Pinchuk, Robin Dey, Robin Dey, Sarah Ward, Stephan Guyenet, Taylor Smith, Taylor Smith, Whitney Shinkle Devin Jacob, Tracy Williams Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden
2019 49 Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Grace Hultquist, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, James Snowden, Josh Rosenberg, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Andrew Nevarez, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Claire Wang, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Wolff, Grace Hultquist, John Birchall, Olivia Larsen, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Whitney Shinkle Andrew Martin, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Marinella Capriati, Parker Blackiston Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden, Timothy Ogden Michael Eddy
2020 54 Alex Cohen, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Catherine Hollander, Grace Hultquist, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Josh Rosenberg, Julie Faller, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Stephan Guyenet, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, John Birchall, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle Andrew Martin, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Marinella Capriati, Parker Blackiston Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Timothy Ogden Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen
2021 46 Alex Cohen, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Julie Faller, Stephan Guyenet, Tom Sittler Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Ben Bateman, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, John Birchall, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Norma Altshuler, Robin Dey, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zoe Mahony Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Marinella Capriati, Parker Blackiston Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Timothy Ogden Josh Rosenberg, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen, Taylor Smith
2022 48 Alex Cohen, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Caitlin McGugan, Erin Crossett, Stephan Guyenet, Tom Sittler Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Ben Bateman, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, John Birchall, Julie Faller, Marinella Capriati, Marinella Capriati, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Norma Altshuler, Robin Dey, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zoe Mahony Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Marinella Capriati, Parker Blackiston, Zoe Mahony Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Timothy Ogden Josh Rosenberg, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen, Taylor Smith

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2007-01-01 1 Holden Karnofsky
2008-01-01 1 Elie Hassenfeld
2009-01-01 2 Elie Hassenfeld, Simon Knutsson
2010-01-01 3 Elie Hassenfeld, Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson
2011-01-01 4 Elie Hassenfeld, Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson, Wendy Knight
2012-01-01 5 Alexander Berger, Elie Hassenfeld, John Birchall, Natalie Crispin, Stephanie Wykstra
2013-01-01 7 Alexander Berger, Elie Hassenfeld, Eliza Scheffler, John Birchall, Jonah Sinick, Natalie Crispin, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2014-01-01 13 Alexander Berger, Ben Rachbach, Elie Hassenfeld, Eliza Scheffler, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Nick Wilson, Sean Conley, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2015-01-01 20 Alexander Berger, Ben Hoffman, Ben Rachbach, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Eliza Scheffler, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Nick Beckstead, Rebecca Raible, Sean Conley, Shayna Strom, Taylor Smith, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tyler Heishman
2016-01-01 26 Alexander Berger, Andrew Martin, Chelsea Tabart, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Elie Hassenfeld, Emma Trefethen, Helen Toner, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Leon Zhang, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Nick Beckstead, Rebecca Raible, Sarah Ward, Sean Conley, Sophie Monahan, Taylor Smith, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tracy Williams, Tyler Heishman
2017-01-01 18 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Andrew Martin, Andrew Nevarez, Catherine Hollander, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Elie Hassenfeld, Isabel Arjmand, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Maryana Pinchuk, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Sarah Ward, Sophie Monahan, Taylor Smith
2018-01-01 24 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Andrew Martin, Andrew Nevarez, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Charlene Abellana, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Claire Wang, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Wolff, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Maryana Pinchuk, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Robin Dey, Sarah Ward, Sophie Monahan, Stephan Guyenet, Taylor Smith
2019-01-01 25 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Andrew Nevarez, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Claire Wang, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Wolff, Grace Hultquist, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Taylor Smith, Whitney Shinkle
2020-01-01 29 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Grace Hultquist, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle
2021-01-01 28 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, James Snowden, John Birchall, Julie Faller, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Norma Altshuler, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver
2022-01-01 27 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, James Snowden, John Birchall, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Norma Altshuler, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zoe Mahony

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
24 24 0 Alicia Weng, Ari Herman, Audrey Cooper, Daisy Hao, Greg Jensen, Hannah Bell, Holden Karnofsky, Jason Anderson, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Jeremy Rehwaldt, Jon Behar, Kameron Smith, Katie McCulloch, Kelly Kopish, Laura Portko, Lindy Miller Crane, Madison Stieg, Maggie Lloydhauser, Meika Ball, Miranda Kaplan, Roman Guglielmo, Sade McDougal, Shahid Ahmad, Tom Rutledge
2006-08-01 25 1 0 Holden Karnofsky
2007-06-01 24 0 -1 Holden Karnofsky
2007-06-22 27 3 0 Bob Elliott, Lucy Bernholz, Virginia Zink
2007-08-01 28 1 0 Elie Hassenfeld
2008-01-01 26 1 -3 Timothy Ogden Bob Elliott, Lucy Bernholz, Virginia Zink
2008-06-01 27 1 0 Simon Knutsson
2009-07-01 28 1 0 Natalie Crispin
2010-06-01 28 1 -1 Simon Knutsson Simon Knutsson
2010-11-01 29 1 0 Wendy Knight
2011-01-01 29 1 -1 Simon Knutsson Simon Knutsson
2011-02-01 29 1 -1 Wendy Knight Wendy Knight
2011-03-01 28 0 -1 Simon Knutsson
2011-05-01 29 2 -1 Cari Tuna, Fred Post Jon Behar
2011-07-01 30 1 0 Alexander Berger
2011-12-01 29 0 -1 Wendy Knight
2012-01-01 31 2 0 John Birchall, Stephanie Wykstra
2012-03-01 32 1 0 Jonah Sinick
2012-06-01 31 1 -2 Dan Heath Ari Herman, Lindy Miller Crane
2012-07-01 33 2 0 Eliza Scheffler, Rebecca Trupin
2012-12-01 31 1 -3 Alexander Berger Alexander Berger, Rebecca Trupin, Stephanie Wykstra
2013-01-01 32 1 0 Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2013-02-01 32 2 -2 Natalie Crispin, Phil Steinmeyer Dan Heath, Fred Post
2013-05-01 32 1 -1 Brigid Slipka Jonah Sinick
2013-06-01 33 1 0 Sean Conley
2013-07-01 34 1 0 Josh Rosenberg
2013-08-01 36 2 0 Ben Rachbach, Howie Lempel
2013-09-01 37 1 0 Jake Marcus
2014-01-01 39 2 0 Nick Wilson, Rob Reich
2014-02-01 40 1 0 Martin Lucas
2014-03-01 42 2 0 Lila Rieber, Taylor Smith
2014-05-01 42 1 -1 Jacy Reese Martin Lucas
2014-06-01 45 4 -1 Cari Tuna, Michael Kohm, Ruth Levine, Shayna Strom Cari Tuna
2014-07-01 44 0 -1 Lila Rieber
2014-08-01 43 2 -3 Milan Griffes, Rebecca Raible Jacy Reese, Michael Kohm, Ruth Levine
2014-09-01 46 3 0 Devin Jacob, Devin Jacob, Tyler Heishman
2014-10-01 48 2 0 Ben Hoffman, Christine Tsang
2014-12-17 49 1 0 Nick Beckstead
2014-12-30 48 0 -1 Christine Tsang
2015-01-01 47 0 -1 Nick Wilson
2015-02-01 48 1 0 David Roodman
2015-02-15 47 0 -1 Shayna Strom
2015-02-27 47 3 -3 Alexander Berger, Howie Lempel, Natalie Crispin Alexander Berger, Howie Lempel, Natalie Crispin
2015-03-01 48 1 0 Helen Toner
2015-03-19 49 1 0 Jake Gibson
2015-05-01 53 5 -1 Catherine Hollander, Jens Malmquist, Laura Muñoz, Lynette Bye, Sophie Monahan Devin Jacob
2015-06-01 53 2 -2 Luke Muehlhauser, Sara Altman Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin
2015-07-01 56 3 0 Brian Tse, Cason Reily, Laura Ong
2015-07-29 57 1 0 Julia Wise
2015-07-31 55 0 -2 Brian Tse, Laura Ong
2015-08-01 61 11 -5 Alex Flidr, Arjun Khandelwal, Brennan Robbins, Caroline Dockes, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Dan Hendrycks, Eliza Scheffler, Josh Rosenberg, Leon Zhang, Michael Danto Eliza Scheffler, Jens Malmquist, Lynette Bye, Sara Altman, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2015-08-08 62 1 0 Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2015-08-16 63 1 0 Andrew Martin
2015-08-31 59 0 -4 Alex Flidr, Arjun Khandelwal, Caroline Dockes, Dan Hendrycks
2015-09-01 59 1 -1 Emma Trefethen Cason Reily
2015-09-24 60 1 0 Tracy Williams
2015-10-01 61 2 -1 Lewis Bollard, Nicole Ross Brennan Robbins
2015-11-01 61 1 -1 Karalyn Lacey Michael Danto
2015-12-01 61 1 -1 Chelsea Tabart Ben Hoffman
2016-01-01 61 1 -1 Sarah Ward Ben Rachbach
2016-02-01 62 1 0 Daniel Dewey
2016-03-01 61 0 -1 Jake Marcus
2016-04-01 63 2 0 Andrew Nevarez, Rocio Alba Navarro
2016-05-01 66 3 0 Jaime Yassif, Laura Ong, Robin Dey
2016-05-09 67 1 0 Ahmed Alkhatib
2016-06-01 73 6 0 Caroline Dockes, Daniel Martin-Alarcon, Julie Chen, Luisa Rodriguez, Nicholas Joseph, Olivia Larsen
2016-06-04 71 0 -2 Eliza Scheffler, Milan Griffes
2016-07-01 74 5 -2 Ajeya Cotra, Chris Somerville, Christian Smith, Nicole Zok, Sarah Ward Emma Trefethen, Sarah Ward
2016-08-01 68 3 -9 Aaron Kavanaugh, Heather Youngs, Maryana Pinchuk Caroline Dockes, Julie Chen, Laura Ong, Leon Zhang, Luisa Rodriguez, Nicholas Joseph, Olivia Larsen, Robin Dey, Tyler Heishman
2016-08-13 67 0 -1 Tracy Williams
2016-08-30 65 0 -2 Chloe Cockburn, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2016-09-01 50 1 -16 Isabel Arjmand Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Chris Somerville, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, Daniel Martin-Alarcon, David Roodman, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Howie Lempel, Jaime Yassif, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro
2016-09-10 51 1 0 Tracy Williams
2016-09-20 52 1 0 Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2016-10-01 51 0 -1 Sean Conley
2016-12-01 50 0 -1 Rebecca Raible
2016-12-05 49 0 -1 Catherine Hollander
2016-12-28 50 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2017-01-01 51 2 -1 Gwern Branwen, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2017-01-26 50 0 -1 Aaron Kavanaugh
2017-02-01 47 0 -3 Ahmed Alkhatib, Laura Muñoz, Maryana Pinchuk
2017-02-20 49 2 0 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib
2017-03-01 52 4 -1 Erin Wolff, James Snowden, Maryana Pinchuk, Zachary Tausanovitch Karalyn Lacey
2017-05-01 53 1 0 Robin Dey
2017-06-01 53 2 -2 Claire Wang, Scott Weathers Jake Gibson, Phil Steinmeyer
2017-07-01 51 0 -2 Scott Weathers, Zachary Tausanovitch
2017-09-01 53 4 -2 Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Sarah Ward, Stephan Guyenet Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Sarah Ward
2017-11-01 53 1 -1 Nicole Zok Nicole Zok
2017-12-31 52 0 -1 Gwern Branwen
2018-01-01 51 0 -1 Greg Jensen
2018-02-01 50 0 -1 Sarah Ward
2018-03-01 51 1 0 Grace Hultquist
2018-04-01 52 1 0 Whitney Shinkle
2018-05-01 53 1 0 Dan Brown
2018-06-01 54 1 0 Ben Bateman
2018-06-05 53 0 -1 Tracy Williams
2018-07-01 52 0 -1 Claire Wang
2018-07-05 51 1 -2 Tracy Williams Devin Jacob, Maryana Pinchuk
2018-08-05 52 1 0 Devin Jacob
2018-09-01 52 3 -3 Grace Hultquist, Olivia Larsen, Stephan Guyenet Grace Hultquist, Robin Dey, Taylor Smith
2018-09-02 54 2 0 Robin Dey, Taylor Smith
2018-09-05 52 0 -2 Chelsea Tabart, Stephan Guyenet
2018-10-01 53 1 0 Amar Radia
2018-12-18 51 0 -2 Christian Smith, Sophie Monahan
2018-12-21 50 0 -1 Tracy Williams
2019-01-01 50 1 -1 Claire Wang Catherine Hollander
2019-01-02 51 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2019-01-10 51 1 -1 Josh Rosenberg Josh Rosenberg
2019-02-01 52 1 0 Marinella Capriati
2019-03-01 50 0 -2 Andrew Martin, Claire Wang
2019-04-01 51 2 -1 Andrew Martin, Stephanie Stojanovic James Snowden
2019-04-02 48 0 -3 Brigid Slipka, Rob Reich, Tom Rutledge
2019-04-09 47 0 -1 Andrew Nevarez
2019-04-10 48 2 -1 Andrew Martin, Natalie Crispin Natalie Crispin
2019-05-01 49 2 -1 Grace Hultquist, James Snowden Grace Hultquist
2019-05-11 50 1 0 Tom Sittler
2019-06-18 51 1 0 Michael Eddy
2019-07-01 51 2 -2 Erin Wolff, Olivia Larsen Erin Wolff, Olivia Larsen
2019-08-13 52 1 0 Tracy Williams
2019-09-01 54 3 -1 Alex Cohen, Gabriela Quintana, Timothy Ogden Timothy Ogden
2019-10-01 55 1 0 Teryn Mattox
2019-11-01 56 1 0 Parker Blackiston
2020-01-01 57 1 0 Neil Buddy Shah
2020-03-02 56 0 -1 Ahmed Alkhatib
2020-03-03 57 1 0 Ahmed Alkhatib
2020-05-01 56 0 -1 Josh Rosenberg
2020-06-01 55 0 -1 Stephanie Stojanovic
2020-07-01 57 2 0 Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Stephanie Stojanovic
2020-08-01 56 0 -1 Alex Cohen
2020-08-03 54 0 -2 Isabel Arjmand, Tracy Williams
2020-09-01 54 1 -1 Alex Cohen Teryn Mattox
2020-09-02 55 1 0 Teryn Mattox
2020-09-27 58 3 0 Isabel Arjmand, Julie Faller, Tracy Williams
2020-10-01 52 3 -9 Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Grace Hultquist, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Stephan Guyenet
2020-10-02 53 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2020-11-16 56 3 0 Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Stephan Guyenet
2020-12-16 57 1 0 Caitlin McGugan
2021-01-01 59 2 0 Norma Altshuler, Willa Gruver
2021-04-18 58 0 -1 Devin Jacob
2021-07-01 59 1 0 Taylor Smith
2021-07-22 59 1 -1 Devin Jacob Julie Faller
2021-10-01 60 1 0 Zoe Mahony
2021-11-01 61 2 -1 Josh Rosenberg, Teryn Mattox Teryn Mattox
2021-12-01 60 0 -1 Catherine Hollander
2021-12-02 61 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2022-02-01 63 3 -1 Erin Crossett, Marinella Capriati, Marinella Capriati Marinella Capriati
2022-03-07 63 1 -1 Julie Faller Isabel Arjmand
2022-04-01 63 1 -1 Zoe Mahony Zoe Mahony
2022-05-19 64 1 0 Isabel Arjmand
2022-06-01 63 0 -1 Taylor Smith

List of people (214 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Aaron Kavanaugh Office Manager 2017-02-20 full-time [1], [2]
Aaron Kavanaugh Administrative Assistant 2016-08-01 2017-01-26 full-time [3], [4]
Ahmed Alkhatib Donations Specialist 2020-03-03 full-time [5]
Ahmed Alkhatib Administrative Assistant 2016-05-09 2017-02-01 full-time [6], [4]
Ahmed Alkhatib Donations Assistant 2017-02-20 2020-03-02 full-time [1], [5]
Ajeya Cotra Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 full-time [7], [8]
Alex Cohen Senior Fellow 2019-09-01 2020-08-01 [9]
Alex Cohen Senior Researcher 2020-09-01 [10], [9]
Alex Flidr Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [11]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [12]
Alexander Berger Research Analyst 2011-07-01 2012-12-01 full-time [13], [14]
Alexander Berger Senior Research Analyst 2012-12-01 2015-02-27 full-time [14], [12]
Alicia Weng Research Associate [10]
Amar Radia Senior Research Analyst 2018-10-01 full-time [15]
Andrew Martin Senior Research Associate 2019-04-01 [10], [16]
Andrew Martin Research Analyst 2015-08-16 2019-03-01 [17], [18], [16]
Andrew Martin Senior Research Analyst 2019-04-10 [19], [16]
Andrew Nevarez Administrative Assistant 2016-04-01 2019-04-09 full-time [20] Some previous snapshots say he joined in March 2016.
Ari Herman Board Treasurer 2012-06-01 board member [21], [22]
Arjun Khandelwal Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [23]
Audrey Cooper Philanthropy Advisor [10]
Ben Bateman Head of Growth 2018-06-01 [24], [25]
Ben Hoffman Research Analyst 2014-10-01 2015-12-01 full-time [26], [27]
Ben Rachbach Research Analyst 2013-08-01 2016-01-01 full-time [28], [29]
Bob Elliott Board Chair 2007-06-22 2008-01-01 board member [30], [31], [32]
Brennan Robbins Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2015-10-01 full-time [33], [34]
Brian Tse Research Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 [35]
Brigid Slipka Board member 2013-05-01 2019-04-02 board member [36]
Caitlin McGugan Senior Researcher 2020-12-16 [37], [38]
Caitlin McGugan Senior Fellow 2017-09-01 2020-10-01 full-time [39], [40], [38]
Cari Tuna Board member 2011-05-01 2014-06-01 board member [41], [42]
Cari Tuna Board Treasurer 2014-06-01 board member [42]
Caroline Dockes Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [43]
Caroline Dockes Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [43]
Cason Reily Summer Research Analyst 2015-07-01 2015-09-01 [44]
Catherine Hollander Outreach Associate 2015-05-01 2016-12-05 full-time [45], [46], [47], [48]
Catherine Hollander Research Analyst, Outreach focus 2016-12-28 2019-01-01 full-time [46], [48]
Catherine Hollander Senior Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2019-01-02 2020-10-01 full-time [49], [40]
Catherine Hollander Senior Research Communications Officer 2020-10-02 2021-12-01 full-time [37], [48], [50]
Catherine Hollander Senior Program Associate 2021-12-02 full-time [51], [49]
Charlene Abellana Controller 2017-09-01 [39], [52]
Chelsea Tabart Research Analyst 2015-12-01 2018-09-05 full-time [27], [53]
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2015-08-01 2016-08-30 full-time [54], [3]
Chris Somerville Scientific Advisor 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 full-time [7], [8]
Christian Smith Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2018-12-18 full-time [7]
Christine Tsang Research Analyst 2014-10-01 2014-12-30 full-time [26], [55]
Claire Wang Content Editor 2017-06-01 2018-07-01 full-time [56], [57], [53]
Claire Wang Content Editor 2019-01-01 2019-03-01 full-time [56]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [33], [8]
Daisy Hao Senior Accountant [10]
Dan Brown Senior Fellow 2018-05-01 full-time [24]
Dan Heath Board member 2012-06-01 2013-02-01 board member [22], [58]
Dan Hendrycks Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 intern [59]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer, Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2016-02-01 2016-09-01 full-time [6], [8]
Daniel Martin-Alarcon Scientific Advisor 2016-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [60], [8]
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2015-02-01 2016-09-01 full-time [61], [62]
Devin Jacob Data & Technology Project Manager 2021-07-22 [63]
Devin Jacob Administrative Assistant and Conversation Notes Writer 2014-09-01 2015-05-01 full-time [26], [64]
Devin Jacob Operations Associate 2014-09-01 2018-07-05 full-time [64], [65]
Devin Jacob Technical Project Manager 2018-08-05 2021-04-18 full-time [66], [67]
Elie Hassenfeld Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (President) 2007-08-01 [68]
Eliza Scheffler Research Analyst 2012-07-01 2015-08-01 full-time [69], [70]
Eliza Scheffler Senior Operations Associate 2015-08-01 2016-06-04 full-time [70], [71]
Emma Trefethen Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-07-01 full-time [54], [7]
Erin Crossett Senior Researcher 2022-02-01 [10], [72]
Erin Wolff Donor Relations Associate 2019-07-01 [10], [73]
Erin Wolff Donation Relations Assistant 2017-03-01 2019-07-01 [74], [73]
Fred Post Board member 2011-05-01 2013-02-01 board member [41], [58]
Gabriela Quintana Operations Associate 2019-09-01 full-time [75], [76]
Grace Hultquist Content Editor 2018-09-01 2019-05-01 full-time [77], [78]
Grace Hultquist Contract work 2018-03-01 2018-09-01 [77]
Grace Hultquist Research Analyst 2019-05-01 2020-10-01 full-time [78]
Greg Jensen Board member 2018-01-01 board member [21], [79]
Gwern Branwen 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 [80]
Hannah Bell Program Associate [10]
Heather Youngs Scientific Advisor 2016-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [3], [8]
Helen Toner Research Analyst 2015-03-01 2016-09-01 full-time [81], [8]
Holden Karnofsky Board Secretary board member [21]
Holden Karnofsky Executive Director 2006-08-01 2007-06-01 part-time [21] He switched from part-time to full-time work on GiveWell in “mid-2007”.
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [12], [8]
Howie Lempel Research Analyst 2013-08-01 2015-02-27 full-time [82], [12]
Isabel Arjmand Special Projects Officer 2022-05-19 [10]
Isabel Arjmand Internal Communications Officer 2020-11-16 2022-03-07 [37], [51], [83]
Isabel Arjmand Research Analyst 2016-09-01 2020-08-03 [84], [85], [83]
Isabel Arjmand Senior Research Analyst 2020-09-27 2020-10-01 [86], [40], [83]
Jacy Reese Summer Research Analyst 2014-05-01 2014-08-01 intern [87]
Jaime Yassif Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2016-05-01 2016-09-01 full-time [60], [8]
Jake Gibson Board member 2015-03-19 2017-06-01 board member [88], [89]
Jake Marcus Research Analyst 2013-09-01 2016-03-01 full-time [90], [91]
James Snowden Program Officer 2020-11-16 full-time [37], [92]
James Snowden Research Consultant 2017-03-01 2019-04-01 [93], [92]
James Snowden Senior Research Analyst 2019-05-01 2020-10-01 full-time [40], [40]
Jason Anderson Donor Engagement and Retention Specialist [10]
Jenna Shelby-Glick Donor Relations Assistant [10]
Jens Malmquist Summer Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2015-08-01 intern [94]
Jeremy Rehwaldt Content Editor [10]
John Birchall Website Technical Support 2012-01-01 [93]
Jon Behar Board member 2011-05-01 board member [21], [41]
Jonah Sinick Research Analyst 2012-03-01 2013-05-01 full-time [69], [36]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Advisor 2021-11-01 [10], [95]
Josh Rosenberg Research Analyst 2013-07-01 2015-06-01 [28], [70], [95]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2019-01-10 [70], [95]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Research Manager 2019-01-10 2020-05-01 [95]
Julia Wise Board member 2015-07-29 board member [96]
Julie Chen Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [97]
Julie Faller Program Officer 2022-03-07 [51]
Julie Faller Senior Researcher 2020-09-27 2021-07-22 [86], [63]
Justin (Loiseau) Labeille Senior Research Associate 2020-07-01 [10], [98]
Kameron Smith Program Associate [10]
Karalyn Lacey Operations Associate 2015-11-01 2017-03-01 full-time [27], [99]
Katie McCulloch Content Editor [10]
Kelly Kopish Data & Technology Project Manager [10]
Laura Muñoz Operations Associate 2015-05-01 2017-02-01 full-time [81], [100]
Laura Ong Research Analyst 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 [101]
Laura Ong Summer Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 [101]
Laura Portko Content Editor [10]
Leon Zhang Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-08-01 full-time [33], [3]
Lewis Bollard Program Officer, Farm Animal Welfare 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [102], [8]
Lila Rieber Conversation Notes Writer 2014-03-01 2014-07-01 [103]
Lindy Miller Crane Board Vice-chair 2012-06-01 board member [21], [22]
Lucy Bernholz Board member 2007-06-22 2008-01-01 board member [30], [31], [32]
Luisa Rodriguez Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [104]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [45], [8]
Lynette Bye Summer Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2015-08-01 [105]
Madison Stieg Research Analyst [10]
Maggie Lloydhauser Philanthropy Advisor [10]
Marinella Capriati Program Officer 2022-02-01 [10], [106]
Marinella Capriati Senior Research Associate 2019-02-01 2022-02-01 [106]
Marinella Capriati Program Officer 2022-02-01 [106]
Martin Lucas Independent Contractor 2014-02-01 2014-05-01 contractor [107]
Maryana Pinchuk Conversation Notes Writer 2016-08-01 2017-02-01 [108]
Maryana Pinchuk Donations Manager 2017-03-01 2018-07-05 full-time [74], [109]
Meika Ball Research Associate [10]
Michael Danto Operations Associate 2015-08-01 2015-11-01 full-time [33], [110]
Michael Eddy Senior Advisor 2019-06-18 full-time
Michael Kohm Research Analyst 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 [111] Position listed for Open Philanthropy Project, but the listed projects (“Iron/Malaria Campaigns”, “Donor Outreach”) sound more like GiveWell work. I can’t find any more information about this person.
Milan Griffes Research Analyst 2014-08-01 2016-06-04 full-time [26], [71]
Miranda Kaplan Communications Associate [10]
Natalie Crispin Program Officer (Vice President) 2020-10-01 full-time [10], [112]
Natalie Crispin Research Analyst and Financial Manager 2013-02-01 2015-02-27 full-time [58], [12]
Natalie Crispin Research Analyst 2009-07-01 2015-06-01 full-time [21], [58], [113]
Natalie Crispin Senior Research Analyst 2015-02-27 2019-04-10 full-time [12], [113]
Natalie Crispin Senior Research Manager 2019-04-10 2020-10-01 full-time [113]
Neil Buddy Shah Managing Director 2020-01-01 [114]
Nicholas Joseph Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [115]
Nick Beckstead Research Analyst 2014-12-17 2016-09-01 full-time [116], [8]
Nick Wilson Writer 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [117]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [102], [8]
Nicole Zok Content Editing Lead 2020-10-01 [10], [118]
Nicole Zok Content Editor 2016-07-01 2017-11-01 contractor [93], [119], [118]
Nicole Zok Research Analyst 2017-11-01 2020-10-01 [119], [118]
Norma Altshuler Director 2021-01-01 board member [50]
Olivia Larsen Gift Officer 2019-07-01 2020-10-01 [120]
Olivia Larsen Philanthropy Advisor 2020-10-01 [120]
Olivia Larsen Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2018-09-01 2019-07-01 [121], [120]
Olivia Larsen Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [120]
Parker Blackiston Senior Operations Associate 2019-11-01 [10], [122]
Phil Steinmeyer Board member 2013-02-01 2017-06-01 board member [58], [89]
Rebecca Raible Research Analyst 2014-08-01 2016-12-01 full-time [26], [46]
Rebecca Trupin Research Analyst 2012-07-01 2012-12-01 full-time [69], [14]
Rob Reich Board member 2014-01-01 2019-04-02 board member [123]
Robin Dey Content Editor 2018-09-02 [124], [121]
Robin Dey Content Editor 2017-05-01 2018-09-01 contractor [124], [121]
Robin Dey Summer Research Analyst 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 intern [124]
Rocio Alba Navarro Research Analyst 2016-04-01 2016-09-01 full-time [71], [8]
Roman Guglielmo Donor Relations Assistant [10]
Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan Independent Contractor 2017-01-01 2017-09-01 [125]
Ruth Levine Research Analyst 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 [126]
Sade McDougal Donations Processing Assistant [10]
Sara Altman Summer Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2015-08-01 [127]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations and General Counsel 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 [93], [57]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations 2016-07-01 2017-09-01 full-time [128], [93]
Sarah Ward Research Analyst 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 full-time [129], [128]
Scott Weathers Summer Research Analyst 2017-06-01 2017-07-01 [130]
Sean Conley Research Analyst 2013-06-01 2016-10-01 full-time [82], [84]
Shahid Ahmad Research Analyst [10]
Shayna Strom Director, U.S. Policy 2014-06-01 2015-02-15 full-time [131], [132]
Simon Knutsson Research Analyst 2011-01-01 2011-03-01 full-time [133], [134]
Simon Knutsson Research Consultant 2010-06-01 2011-01-01 part-time [21], [133] From summer 2010. Bio says he is “enrolled in a Master of Science in Economics program at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden” during this time, so assuming it’s not a full-time position.
Simon Knutsson Volunteer 2008-06-01 2010-06-01 volunteer [21] From summer 2008 to summer 2010.
Sophie Monahan Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2018-12-18 full-time [81], [45]
Stephan Guyenet Senior Researcher 2020-11-16 [37], [135]
Stephan Guyenet Research Consultant 2017-09-01 2018-09-05 contractor [136], [93], [137]
Stephan Guyenet Senior Fellow 2018-09-01 2020-10-01 full-time [138], [40]
Stephanie Stojanovic Director of Development 2020-07-01 [10], [139]
Stephanie Stojanovic Major Gifts Officer 2019-04-01 2020-06-01 [139]
Stephanie Wykstra Research Analyst 2012-01-01 2012-12-01 full-time [140], [14]
Taylor Smith Philanthropy Advisor 2021-07-01 2022-06-01 [141]
Taylor Smith Content Editor 2018-09-02 full-time [121]
Taylor Smith Contractor 2014-03-01 2018-09-01 [121], [141]
Teryn Mattox Program Officer 2020-09-02 2021-11-01 [142]
Teryn Mattox Senior Program Officer 2021-11-01 full-time [10], [142]
Teryn Mattox Senior Reseacher 2019-10-01 2020-09-01 [142]
Timothy Ogden Board Member 2008-01-01 2019-09-01 board member [143]
Timothy Ogden Chairman of the board 2019-09-01 board member [143]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Operations Associate 2016-09-20 2017-01-01 full-time [144], [145]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Research Analyst 2013-01-01 2015-08-01 full-time [145], [96]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-08 2016-08-30 full-time [70], [3]
Tom Rutledge Board member (chair) 2019-04-02 board member [21]
Tom Sittler Research Analyst 2019-05-11 full-time
Tracy Williams Senior Marketing Analyst 2020-09-27 [86], [146]
Tracy Williams Operations Associate 2016-09-10 2018-06-05 full-time [147], [148]
Tracy Williams Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2018-07-05 2018-12-21 full-time [109], [18]
Tracy Williams Research Analyst 2015-09-24 2016-08-13 full-time [54], [149]
Tracy Williams Senior Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2019-08-13 2020-08-03 full-time [19], [85]
Tyler Heishman Research Analyst 2014-09-01 2016-08-01 full-time [26], [3]
Virginia Zink Board Vice President 2007-06-22 2008-01-01 board member [30], [31], [32]
Wendy Knight Research Analyst 2011-02-01 2011-12-01 full-time [134], [150]
Wendy Knight Volunteer 2010-11-01 2011-02-01 volunteer [134]
Whitney Shinkle Director of Operations 2018-04-01 [151], [152]
Willa Gruver Operations Assistant 2021-01-01 [50]
Zachary Tausanovitch Independent Contractor 2017-03-01 2017-07-01 [153]
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Elie Hassenfeld, Co-Founder and Executive Director of GiveWell, Joins Denver Frederick 2019-05-04 Denver Frederick The Business of Giving GiveWell Elie Hassenfeld Job experience Charity evaluator Elie Hassenfeld, co-founder and Executive Director (ED) of GiveWell, discusses GiveWell's work with Denver Frederick. While most of the discussion is around GiveWell's work as a charity evaluator, there is some discussion of company culture. Hassenfeld says that GiveWell values openness, but also places importance on kindness toward one another. He mentions the existence of a Slack channel for people to post their mistakes. There is also discussion of GiveWell putting board meeting audio online.
The Optimizer’s Curse & Wrong-Way Reductions 2019-04-03 Christian Smith GiveWell Christian Smith Job experience Charity evaluator Christian Smith draws on his experience working at GiveWell for two and a half years, much of the time spent as the point person on GiveWell's cost-effectiveness analyses. Using this experience, he points out serious problems with modeling and picking the best causes or interventions in the face of huge uncertainty.
Why did three GiveWell board members resign in April 2019? 2019-04-03 Milan Griffes Effective Altruism Forum GiveWell Rob Reich, Brigid Slipka, Tom Rutledge, Elie Hassenfeld Board member departure Charity evaluator Milan Griffes asks people what they know about the reasons for the departure of three board members from GiveWell announced at [155] The comments and answers discuss the resignation letters posted by Rob Reich and Brigid Slipka at [156] and [157] respectively, and also the response of GiveWell Executive Director (ED) Elie Hassenfeld at [158] Griffes also links to and pastes questions by him and answers from Catherine Hollander of GiveWell in the GiveWell open thread [159]
Elie Hassenfeld Board Letter 2019-04-01 Elie Hassenfeld GiveWell GiveWell Rob Reich, Brigid Slipka, Elie Hassenfeld Board member departure Charity evaluator Elie Hassenfeld, GiveWell Executive Director (ED) responds to concerns raised by resigning board members Rob Reich and Brigid Slipka that they express in their respective resignation letters [156] and [157] Hassenfeld says "I understand their concerns and agree with them that it is crucial that GiveWell has a board that plays a serious role in its governance." However, he says that a smaller, focused, and engaged board is the way the board could best participate actively in governance, and that he came to this decision after discussion with staff, board members, and leaders at similar nonprofits. He also expresses gratitude to resigning board members Rob, Brigid, and Tom Rutledge for their support of and service to GiveWell both as board members and outside of that.
What is it like to work at GiveWell? 2019-03-07 James Snowden GiveWell GiveWell James Snowden Job experience Charity evaluator James Snowden, a research consultant at GiveWell, explains why he started working with GiveWell, describes why he thinks it is a great place to work at, and adds notes on GiveWell's job application process. His reasons for GiveWell being a great place to work at are: the work helps people a lot, the work is intellectually stimulating, the work was something he was suited for (though this may not apply to others), the co-workers were excellent (both competent and thoughtful), and he was able to manage working remotely. The post was solicited by GiveWell in an effort to help GiveWell with its team expansion efforts.
Brigid Slipka Board Resignation Letter 2019-03-05 Brigid Slipka GiveWell GiveWell Brigid Slipka, Elie Hassenfeld Board member departure Charity evaluator Brigid Slipka resigns from the GiveWell board. In the letter, she explains her reasons and giving some parting advice to GiveWell. She resigns in response to Elie Hassenfeld writing to her about a desire to reduce the Board to five people, which he does after Rob Reich offers his resignation at [156] and reduces the board size from 8 to 7. Slipka begins by sharing her understanding of the stages of nonprofits and the relationship between the board and the Executive Director (ED) at each stage. The stages she lists are start-up, adolescent, mature, and stagnant. With this backdrop, she praises GiveWell for moving toward maturity and sustainability, and highlights: expanding the number of recommended charities, adding a Director of Operations and a Director of Outreach, diversifying stakeholders by restricting operating support of any one donor to 20%, and splitting off the Open Philanthropy Project so as not to dilute its core mission. However, she says she is "unsettled by the decision to reduce the Board down to a hand-picked group of five, two of whom are the co-founders and another of whom is the primary funder (in addition to also funding Holden at Open Philanthropy)." She considers this a regressive change. She offers three suggestions to GiveWell to improve matters: (1) create a Nominating Committee chaired by a non-Board member, (2) increase the board to to include experts and representatives of beneficiaries, (3) adjust staff's relationship with the board. Elie Hassenfeld responds briefly at [158] and all the letters are listed at [155]
Rob Reich Board Resignation Letter 2019-02-04 Rob Reich GiveWell GiveWell Rob Reich, Elie Hassenfeld Board member departure Charity evaluator Rob Reich resigns from the GiveWell board, citing three reasons: (1) He is taking on a new set of professional responsibilities and needs to free up time for those, (2) He believes that service on a nonprofit board should not be ongoing, and his five-year stint has been long enough. (3) He has continuing concerns that GiveWell leadership does not take the board's role seriously, and that board meetings are held mainly to meet legal obligations. Although he has communicated this to GiveWell leadership and they have taken some steps to address his concerns, he thinks the steps are not adequate in achieving his goal of a professionalized board. Reich concludes by requesting that his letter be included on the GiveWell site and linked from [160] -- this is granted, with [155] as an intermediate page. Reich's resignation would be followed by the resignation of Brigid Slipka and Tom Rutledge after GiveWell leadership decides to contract the board. Slipka explains her resignation at [157]
Finding the best charity requires estimating the unknowable. Here’s how GiveWell tries to do that, according to researcher James Snowden. 2018-07-16 James Snowden 80,000 Hours GiveWell James Snowden Job experience Charity evaluator James Snowden, a research consultant at GiveWell, is interviewed for the 80,000 Hours podcast by Robert Wiblin. A summary and full transcript are available at the link. The podcast is primarily focused on the way GiveWell does research and makes decisions. However, the part starting from "If someone was listening and they were considering working at GiveWell, what are the most satisfying things about working at GiveWell and what are some things that you wish you could change if you could?" discusses the experience of working at GiveWell. Snowden mentions a focused and quiet office culture but a vibrant Slack culture, much less formal intra-company communication than public-facing communication, but a lot of seriousness in the work environment. Snowden encourages people with skillsets matching any of GiveWell's job postings to apply to GiveWell.
GiveWell is hiring! 2018-01-25 Elie Hassenfeld GiveWell GiveWell Hiring-related notice Charity evaluator Elie Hassenfeld announces that GiveWell is hiring for a number of positions. Positions listed include Director of Operations, Head of Growth, Research Analyst, Senior Research Analyst, and Summer Research Analyst.
Should you work at GiveWell? Reflections from a recent employee. 2016-08-15 Milan Griffes 80,000 Hours GiveWell Milan Griffes Job experience Charity evaluator Milan Griffes, who worked at GiveWell from August 2014 to May 2016, describes his experience working for the organization. He lists the following positives: worldview building, professional skills, networking within the effective altruism community, and humanitarian impact. He lists the following as things GiveWell does well as an employer: flexible working schedule, access to co-founders and senior staff, receptiveness to staff input, clear communication about performance and trajectory, and hard-working culture. He lists the following areas to improve upon: top-down decision making, time tracking, performance evaluation, team building, and lack of explicit emphasis on self-care. The original post was on the author's personal blog [161]
We’re hiring a Director of Operations 2016-05-24 Elie Hassenfeld GiveWell GiveWell Hiring-related notice Charity evaluator Elie Hassenfeld, GiveWell's Executive Director (ED) announces that GiveWell is looking to hire a Director of Operations to head the Operations team that "is responsible for all finance, accounting, HR, legal and tech functions at GiveWell and the Open Philanthropy Project." He also links to the job posting page [162] The role would eventually be filled by Sarah Ward starting July 2016 (at the time of Hassenfeld's blog post, Ward is already at GiveWell as a Research Analyst). After Ward's departure in February 2018, GiveWell hires Whitney Shinkle as Director of Operations starting April 2018.
How to find a job like a privileged person with lots of options 2015-06-01 Ben Hoffman GiveWell Job application experience Charity evaluator In this blog post, Ben Hoffman describes "things I've seen work well from both sides of the hiring process, and from talking with a bunch of people about career choice." He advises talking extensively to people in the field that one wants to apply to, and cautions against thoughtlessly going to school for training for a job. He also includes the cover letter of his job application to GiveWell.
GiveWell is hiring 2015-02-05 Sean Conley GiveWell GiveWell Hiring-related notice Charity evaluator Sean Conley announces that GiveWell is resuming its hiring operations. He announces open positions with titles Research Analyst, Summer Research Analyst, Outreach Associate, and Conversation Notes Writer.
A Summer on the Bay: Reflections on Working at GiveWell, Animal Rights, and the EA Community 2014-08-18 Jacy Reese GiveWell Jacy Reese Job experience Charity evaluator On his personal blog, Jacy Reese describes his experience working at GiveWell in the summer of 2014. He says he thoroughly enjoyed his time, and felt the employees epitomize effective altruist virtues of altruism and critical thinking, as applied not just to charities and causes but also topics like contemporary political issues and nutrition. He describes GiveWell's investigative process as a "unique combination of qualitative and quantitative reasoning" and says that, after joining GiveWell, he shifted to viewing GiveWell as a pilot study of strategic philanthropy. He says: "By first investigating a cause with relatively large amounts of academic and rigorous data available, GiveWell could invest in procedural information before venturing into less easily quantified causes. This new understanding partially eased my concerns, but I still fear GiveWell’s investigative process overemphasizes measurability — even in GiveWell Labs — but I am optimistic about the future of their investigations, particularly in the causes of global catastrophic risks and animal agriculture."
GiveWell is hiring 2014-03-12 Elie Hassenfeld GiveWell GiveWell Hiring-related notice Charity evaluator Elie Hassenfeld announces that GiveWell is hiring because they believe they are capacity-constrained. He announces open positions for Research Analyst, Summer Research Analyst, Administrative Assistant, and Conversation Notes Writer.
What I learned from working at GiveWell 2014-02-01 Ben Kuhn GiveWell Ben Kuhn Job experience Charity evaluator Ben Kuhn describes his experience working at GiveWell for four weeks. He describes his main takeaways as: be more skeptical, public health is really hard, GiveWell takes a broader view than he previously thought, things depends ridiculously on the details, and research is harder than he thought.
Thoughts on my experience working at GiveWell 2013-11-04 Nick Beckstead 80,000 Hours GiveWell Nick Beckstead Job experience Charity evaluator Nick Beckstead describes his experience working at GiveWell for two months for a trial work period. He describes his work as involving literature searches, literature evaluation, and cost-effectiveness models. He describes GiveWell as having a direct feedback culture and less autonomy than academia, though he says that the latter was not a problem for him because he and his manager were in synch. He also notes that GiveWell is strong in terms of personal development and the impact of the work, and he personally also found the job satisfying. Ultimately, Beckstead chose to work at the Future of Humanity Institute instead, but recommends to people interested to try a trial work period at GiveWell.
We can’t (simply) buy capacity 2013-08-29 Holden Karnofsky GiveWell GiveWell Organizational growth introspection Charity evaluator Holden Karnofsky explains why, even though GiveWell is capacity-constrained, and needs to hire more people, they cannot easily and quicky scale capacity up. Some of his points: (1) employees need to be trained, evaluated and managed, (2) Predicting employee fit is difficult, (3) Hiring involves long-term decisions, and poor predictions can be costly, (4) GiveWell's experience has moved them toward a view of hiring that involves training people to have the same understanding of the work as the existing GiveWell staff do, rather than hiring to have people to do assigned work.
GiveWell is hiring 2013-02-20 Elie Hassenfeld GiveWell GiveWell Hiring-related notice Charity evaluator Elie Hassenfeld announces that GiveWell is looking for outstanding people to join its team, specifically the Research Analyst and Research Associate positions. He says that GiveWell is hiring for both full-time positions and paid summer internships.

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