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Other names The Clear Fund
Country United States
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Launch date 2006-08-01
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Last recorded date when we made major data updates for this org 2024-02-12
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Positions 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; similarly, the list of staff may include the same person multiple times if they held more than one position during a single year. 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 (or higher, if some staff held multiple positions in a single year).

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2006 1 Holden Karnofsky
2007 6 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky Bob Elliott, Lucy Bernholz, Virginia Zink
2008 6 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Simon Knutsson Holden Karnofsky, Timothy Ogden
2009 6 Natalie Crispin Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Simon Knutsson Holden Karnofsky, Timothy Ogden
2010 14 Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson, Simon Knutsson Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Simon Knutsson, Wendy Knight Ari Herman, Greg Jensen, Holden Karnofsky, Jon Behar, Lindy Miller Crane, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge
2011 17 Alexander Berger, Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson, Wendy Knight Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Wendy Knight Ari Herman, Cari Tuna, Fred Post, Greg Jensen, Holden Karnofsky, Jon Behar, Lindy Miller Crane, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge
2012 19 Alexander Berger, Alexander Berger, Eliza Scheffler, Jonah Sinick, Natalie Crispin, Rebecca Trupin, Stephanie Wykstra Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, John Birchall Ari Herman, Cari Tuna, Dan Heath, Fred Post, Greg Jensen, Lindy Miller Crane, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge
2013 22 Alexander Berger, Ben Rachbach, Eliza Scheffler, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, Jonah Sinick, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Sean Conley, Timothy Telleen-Lawton Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, John Birchall Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Dan Heath, Fred Post, Greg Jensen, Phil Steinmeyer, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge
2014 36 Alexander Berger, Ben Hoffman, Ben Rachbach, Christine Tsang, Eliza Scheffler, Howie Lempel, Jacy Reese, Jake Marcus, Josh Rosenberg, Michael Kohm, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Nick Beckstead, Rebecca Raible, Ruth Levine, Sean Conley, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tyler Heishman Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, John Birchall, Lila Rieber, Martin Lucas, Nick Wilson, Shayna Strom, Taylor Smith Devin Jacob Brigid Slipka, Cari Tuna, Greg Jensen, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge
2015 65 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, 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, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, 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, Greg Jensen, Jake Gibson, Julia Wise, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge David Roodman
2016 69 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, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, 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, Greg Jensen, Jake Gibson, Julia Wise, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge Chris Somerville, Daniel Martin-Alarcon, David Roodman, Heather Youngs
2017 49 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, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, 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, Greg Jensen, Jake Gibson, Julia Wise, Phil Steinmeyer, Rob Reich, Timothy Ogden, Tom Rutledge David Roodman
2018 46 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, Holden Karnofsky, 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, Tom Rutledge David Roodman
2019 56 Alicia Weng, Amar Radia, Andrew Martin, Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Grace Hultquist, Isabel Arjmand, 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, Holden Karnofsky, John Birchall, Kameron Smith, Miranda Kaplan, 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, Tom Rutledge David Roodman, Michael Eddy
2020 60 Alex Cohen, Alicia Weng, 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, Alex Cohen, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Jason Anderson, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Kameron Smith, Madison Stieg, Miranda Kaplan, 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 David Roodman, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen
2021 66 Alex Cohen, Alicia Weng, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Julie Faller, Kameron Smith, Shahid Ahmad, Stephan Guyenet, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Ben Bateman, Charlene Abellana, Daisy Hao, Devin Jacob, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Jason Anderson, Jason Anderson, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Kameron Smith, Kelly Kopish, Madison Stieg, Miranda Kaplan, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Robin Dey, Roman Guglielmo, Sade McDougal, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zoe Mahony Alicia Weng, Andrew Martin, Catherine Hollander, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Kameron Smith, Marinella Capriati, Meika Ball, Parker Blackiston Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Norma Altshuler, Timothy Ogden Audrey Cooper, David Roodman, Josh Rosenberg, Maggie Lloydhauser, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen, Taylor Smith
2022 87 Alex Cohen, Caitlin McGugan, Erin Crossett, Madison Stieg, Shahid Ahmad, Stephan Guyenet, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Ben Bateman, Ben Bateman, Ben Bateman, Caira Ortiz, Charlene Abellana, Charlotte Fisken, Daisy Hao, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Vasquez, James Snowden, Jason Anderson, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Julie Faller, Katie McCulloch, Kelly Kopish, Laura Portko, Laura Portko, Maddy Kolin, Madison Stieg, Marinella Capriati, Miranda Kaplan, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Kanter, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Rachel Mitchell, Robin Dey, Roman Guglielmo, Sade McDougal, Sade McDougal, Stephanie Stojanovic, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zachary McLeod, Zoe Mahony Aaron Kavanaugh, Adam Salisbury, Alexander Singal, Alicia Weng, Alicia Weng, Andrew Martin, Carley Moor, Catherine Hollander, Elizabeth Eyermann, Erin Wolff, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Grace Hultquist, Hannah Bell, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Kameron Smith, Marinella Capriati, Meika Ball, Miranda Kaplan, Parker Blackiston, Zoe Mahony Cari Tuna, Julia Wise, Norma Altshuler, Timothy Ogden Audrey Cooper, David Roodman, Josh Rosenberg, Lauren Imholte, Maggie Lloydhauser, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen, Taylor Smith
2023 109 Alex Cohen, Brett Keller, Caitlin McGugan, Dan Brown, Erin Crossett, John Macke, Madison Stieg, Robin Dey, Shahid Ahmad, Stephan Guyenet, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Zachary McLeod Ahmed Alkhatib, Ben Bateman, Breezy Zins, Caira Ortiz, Calum Richards, Catherine Jackson, Charlene Abellana, Charlotte Fisken, Daisy Hao, Daisy Hao, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Crossett, Gabriela Quintana, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Vasquez, Isabel Vasquez, Jack Shangraw, James Snowden, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Jordan Hebert, Julie Faller, Julie Faller, Kameron Smith, Katie Skoff, Kaymin Martin-Burnett, Keir Bradwell, Kelly Kopish, Laura Portko, Maddy Kolin, Maddy Kolin, Marinella Capriati, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Kanter, Nicole Zok, Paige Henchen, Rachel Mitchell, Robin Dey, Roman Guglielmo, Sade McDougal, Stephanie Stojanovic, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zachary McLeod Aaron Kavanaugh, Adam Salisbury, Alexander Singal, Alicia Weng, Andrew Martin, Carley Moor, Catherine Hollander, Chandler Brotak, Charlotte Fisken, Daniel Issing, Dave Wilson, Debbie Kim, Dilhan Perera, Elizabeth Eyermann, Erin Wolff, Gabriela Quintana, Grace Hultquist, Hannah Bell, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Kameron Smith, Katie Skoff, Meika Ball, Miranda Kaplan, Parker Blackiston, Rachel Mitchell, Roman Guglielmo, Sam Aman, Sara Wong, Tiffany Adjmul, Vicky Yu, Zoe Mahony Cari Tuna, Daniela Amodei, James McClave, Julia Wise, Norma Altshuler, Timothy Ogden Audrey Cooper, David Roodman, Josh Rosenberg, Lauren Imholte, Maggie Lloydhauser, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen
2024 84 Alex Cohen, Brett Keller, John Macke, Madison Stieg, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet, Tom Sittler, Zachary McLeod Ahmed Alkhatib, Ben Bateman, Breezy Zins, Caira Ortiz, Calum Richards, Catherine Jackson, Catherine Lloyd, Charlene Abellana, Daisy Hao, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Crossett, Gabriela Quintana, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Vasquez, Jack Shangraw, James Snowden, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Jordan Hebert, Julie Faller, Kameron Smith, Kaymin Martin-Burnett, Kelly Kopish, Laura Portko, Maddy Kolin, Marinella Capriati, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Paige Henchen, Sade McDougal, Stephanie Stojanovic, Tracy Williams, Willa Gruver Adam Salisbury, Alexander Singal, Alicia Weng, Andrew Martin, Carley Moor, Catherine Hollander, Chandler Brotak, Charlotte Fisken, Daniel Issing, Dave Wilson, Debbie Kim, Dilhan Perera, Erin Wolff, Grace Hultquist, Hannah Bell, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Katie Skoff, Keir Bradwell, Meika Ball, Parker Blackiston, Rachel Mitchell, Sam Aman, Sara Wong, Tiffany Adjmul, Vicky Yu, Zoe Mahony Cari Tuna, Daniela Amodei, James McClave, Julia Wise, Norma Altshuler, Timothy Ogden Audrey Cooper, David Roodman, Josh Rosenberg, Lauren Imholte, Maggie Lloydhauser, Michael Eddy, Olivia Larsen

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 2 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky
2009-01-01 3 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Simon Knutsson
2010-01-01 4 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson
2011-01-01 5 Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Natalie Crispin, Simon Knutsson, Wendy Knight
2012-01-01 6 Alexander Berger, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, John Birchall, Natalie Crispin
2013-01-01 8 Alexander Berger, Elie Hassenfeld, Eliza Scheffler, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, John Birchall, Jonah Sinick, Natalie Crispin
2014-01-01 14 Alexander Berger, Ben Rachbach, Elie Hassenfeld, Eliza Scheffler, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin, Nick Wilson, Sean Conley, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2015-01-01 21 Alexander Berger, Ben Hoffman, Ben Rachbach, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Eliza Scheffler, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Howie Lempel, Jake Marcus, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Milan Griffes, Natalie Crispin, Nick Beckstead, Rebecca Raible, Sean Conley, Shayna Strom, Taylor Smith, Timothy Telleen-Lawton, Tyler Heishman
2016-01-01 28 Alexander Berger, Andrew Martin, Chelsea Tabart, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Elie Hassenfeld, Emma Trefethen, Helen Toner, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, 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 20 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Andrew Martin, Andrew Nevarez, Catherine Hollander, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, 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 25 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Andrew Martin, Andrew Nevarez, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Charlene Abellana, Chelsea Tabart, Christian Smith, Claire Wang, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Wolff, Holden Karnofsky, 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 26 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, Holden Karnofsky, 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 33 Aaron Kavanaugh, Alex Cohen, Alicia Weng, Andrew Martin, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Charlene Abellana, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Grace Hultquist, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Jason Anderson, John Birchall, Josh Rosenberg, Kameron Smith, Miranda Kaplan, 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 32 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Alicia Weng, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Charlene Abellana, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, James Snowden, Jason Anderson, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Julie Faller, Kameron Smith, Madison Stieg, Miranda Kaplan, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Robin Dey, Shahid Ahmad, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Taylor Smith, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver
2022-01-01 36 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Ben Bateman, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Daisy Hao, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, James Snowden, Jason Anderson, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Kelly Kopish, Madison Stieg, Miranda Kaplan, Natalie Crispin, Neil Buddy Shah, Nicole Zok, Robin Dey, Roman Guglielmo, Sade McDougal, Shahid Ahmad, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zoe Mahony
2023-01-01 42 Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Ben Bateman, Caira Ortiz, Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Charlotte Fisken, Daisy Hao, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Crossett, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Vasquez, James Snowden, Jenna Shelby-Glick, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, Julie Faller, Kelly Kopish, Laura Portko, Maddy Kolin, Madison Stieg, Marinella Capriati, Natalie Crispin, Natalie Kanter, Nicole Zok, Rachel Mitchell, Robin Dey, Roman Guglielmo, Sade McDougal, Shahid Ahmad, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Whitney Shinkle, Willa Gruver, Zachary McLeod
2024-01-01 41 Ahmed Alkhatib, Alex Cohen, Ben Bateman, Breezy Zins, Brett Keller, Caira Ortiz, Calum Richards, Catherine Jackson, Charlene Abellana, Daisy Hao, Dan Brown, Devin Jacob, Elie Hassenfeld, Erin Crossett, Gabriela Quintana, Holden Karnofsky, Isabel Arjmand, Isabel Vasquez, Jack Shangraw, James Snowden, Jeremy Rehwaldt, John Birchall, John Macke, Jordan Hebert, Julie Faller, Kameron Smith, Kaymin Martin-Burnett, Kelly Kopish, Laura Portko, Maddy Kolin, Madison Stieg, Marinella Capriati, Paige Henchen, Robin Dey, Sade McDougal, Stephan Guyenet, Stephanie Stojanovic, Tom Sittler, Tracy Williams, Willa Gruver, Zachary McLeod

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
2006-08-01 1 1 0 Holden Karnofsky
2007-04-27 0 0 -1 Holden Karnofsky
2007-04-28 1 1 0 Holden Karnofsky
2007-06-22 4 3 0 Bob Elliott, Lucy Bernholz, Virginia Zink
2007-08-01 5 1 0 Elie Hassenfeld
2008-01-01 3 1 -3 Timothy Ogden Bob Elliott, Lucy Bernholz, Virginia Zink
2008-01-03 2 0 -1 Holden Karnofsky
2008-01-04 4 2 0 Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky
2008-06-01 5 1 0 Simon Knutsson
2009-07-01 6 1 0 Natalie Crispin
2010-06-01 6 1 -1 Simon Knutsson Simon Knutsson
2010-06-09 12 6 0 Ari Herman, Greg Jensen, Jon Behar, Lindy Miller Crane, Simon Knutsson, Tom Rutledge
2010-11-01 13 1 0 Wendy Knight
2011-01-01 12 0 -1 Simon Knutsson
2011-02-01 11 0 -1 Wendy Knight
2011-03-01 10 0 -1 Simon Knutsson
2011-03-21 11 1 0 Wendy Knight
2011-05-04 10 0 -1 Jon Behar
2011-05-22 12 2 0 Cari Tuna, Fred Post
2011-07-01 13 1 0 Alexander Berger
2011-07-25 12 0 -1 Holden Karnofsky
2011-08-05 13 1 0 Holden Karnofsky
2011-10-01 12 0 -1 Wendy Knight
2012-01-01 13 1 0 John Birchall
2012-01-30 14 1 0 Stephanie Wykstra
2012-03-01 15 1 0 Jonah Sinick
2012-05-19 13 0 -2 Ari Herman, Lindy Miller Crane
2012-05-27 14 1 0 Dan Heath
2012-07-19 15 1 0 Rebecca Trupin
2012-07-27 16 1 0 Eliza Scheffler
2012-11-20 15 0 -1 Alexander Berger
2012-12-01 16 1 0 Alexander Berger
2012-12-27 14 0 -2 Rebecca Trupin, Stephanie Wykstra
2013-01-21 12 0 -2 Dan Heath, Fred Post
2013-02-13 13 1 0 Phil Steinmeyer
2013-04-30 14 1 0 Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2013-05-03 13 0 -1 Jonah Sinick
2013-05-31 14 1 0 Brigid Slipka
2013-08-10 15 1 0 Ben Rachbach
2013-08-13 16 1 0 Josh Rosenberg
2013-08-28 17 1 0 Howie Lempel
2013-09-28 18 1 0 Sean Conley
2013-12-14 19 1 0 Jake Marcus
2014-01-01 20 1 0 Nick Wilson
2014-01-16 21 1 0 Rob Reich
2014-02-01 22 1 0 Martin Lucas
2014-03-01 24 2 0 Lila Rieber, Taylor Smith
2014-05-01 24 1 -1 Jacy Reese Martin Lucas
2014-06-01 26 2 0 Michael Kohm, Ruth Levine
2014-07-01 25 0 -1 Lila Rieber
2014-07-06 26 1 0 Shayna Strom
2014-08-01 24 1 -3 Milan Griffes Jacy Reese, Michael Kohm, Ruth Levine
2014-09-01 25 1 0 Devin Jacob
2014-11-03 30 5 0 Ben Hoffman, Christine Tsang, Devin Jacob, Rebecca Raible, Tyler Heishman
2014-12-17 30 1 -1 Nick Beckstead Christine Tsang
2015-01-01 29 0 -1 Nick Wilson
2015-02-08 28 0 -1 Shayna Strom
2015-02-27 28 2 -2 Alexander Berger, Howie Lempel Alexander Berger, Howie Lempel
2015-03-01 29 1 0 Helen Toner
2015-03-19 31 2 0 David Roodman, Jake Gibson
2015-05-01 33 3 -1 Catherine Hollander, Jens Malmquist, Lynette Bye Devin Jacob
2015-06-01 33 2 -2 Luke Muehlhauser, Sara Altman Josh Rosenberg, Natalie Crispin
2015-06-28 35 2 0 Laura Muñoz, Sophie Monahan
2015-07-01 39 4 0 Brian Tse, Cason Reily, Laura Ong, Natalie Crispin
2015-07-29 40 1 0 Julia Wise
2015-07-31 38 0 -2 Brian Tse, Laura Ong
2015-08-01 41 8 -5 Alex Flidr, Arjun Khandelwal, Brennan Robbins, Caroline Dockes, Chloe Cockburn, Dan Hendrycks, Josh Rosenberg, Leon Zhang Eliza Scheffler, Jens Malmquist, Lynette Bye, Sara Altman, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2015-08-08 42 1 0 Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2015-08-16 44 2 0 Andrew Martin, Eliza Scheffler
2015-08-31 40 0 -4 Alex Flidr, Arjun Khandelwal, Caroline Dockes, Dan Hendrycks
2015-09-01 42 3 -1 Claire Zabel, Emma Trefethen, Michael Danto Cason Reily
2015-09-24 42 1 -1 Tracy Williams Brennan Robbins
2015-10-01 44 2 0 Lewis Bollard, Nicole Ross
2015-10-31 43 0 -1 Michael Danto
2015-12-01 44 2 -1 Chelsea Tabart, Karalyn Lacey Ben Hoffman
2016-01-01 44 1 -1 Sarah Ward Ben Rachbach
2016-02-18 43 0 -1 Jake Marcus
2016-03-01 44 1 0 Andrew Nevarez
2016-04-01 45 1 0 Rocio Alba Navarro
2016-05-01 48 3 0 Jaime Yassif, Laura Ong, Robin Dey
2016-05-09 48 2 -2 Ahmed Alkhatib, Daniel Dewey Eliza Scheffler, Milan Griffes
2016-06-01 54 6 0 Caroline Dockes, Daniel Martin-Alarcon, Julie Chen, Luisa Rodriguez, Nicholas Joseph, Olivia Larsen
2016-06-27 52 0 -2 Emma Trefethen, Sarah Ward
2016-07-01 57 5 0 Ajeya Cotra, Chris Somerville, Christian Smith, Nicole Zok, Sarah Ward
2016-08-01 50 2 -9 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 49 0 -1 Tracy Williams
2016-08-27 50 1 0 Aaron Kavanaugh
2016-08-30 48 0 -2 Chloe Cockburn, Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2016-09-01 34 1 -15 Isabel Arjmand Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Chris Somerville, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, Daniel Martin-Alarcon, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Howie Lempel, Jaime Yassif, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro
2016-09-10 35 1 0 Tracy Williams
2016-09-20 36 1 0 Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2016-10-01 35 0 -1 Sean Conley
2016-12-01 34 0 -1 Rebecca Raible
2016-12-05 33 0 -1 Catherine Hollander
2016-12-28 34 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2017-01-01 35 2 -1 Gwern Branwen, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan Timothy Telleen-Lawton
2017-02-01 32 0 -3 Ahmed Alkhatib, Laura Muñoz, Maryana Pinchuk
2017-02-05 31 0 -1 Aaron Kavanaugh
2017-02-20 33 2 0 Aaron Kavanaugh, Ahmed Alkhatib
2017-03-01 36 4 -1 Erin Wolff, James Snowden, Maryana Pinchuk, Zachary Tausanovitch Karalyn Lacey
2017-05-01 37 1 0 Robin Dey
2017-06-01 36 2 -3 Claire Wang, Scott Weathers Holden Karnofsky, Jake Gibson, Phil Steinmeyer
2017-07-01 34 0 -2 Scott Weathers, Zachary Tausanovitch
2017-09-01 36 4 -2 Caitlin McGugan, Charlene Abellana, Sarah Ward, Stephan Guyenet Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Sarah Ward
2017-11-01 36 1 -1 Nicole Zok Nicole Zok
2017-12-31 35 0 -1 Gwern Branwen
2018-01-01 34 0 -1 Greg Jensen
2018-02-01 33 0 -1 Sarah Ward
2018-03-01 34 1 0 Grace Hultquist
2018-04-01 35 1 0 Whitney Shinkle
2018-05-01 36 1 0 Dan Brown
2018-06-01 37 1 0 Ben Bateman
2018-06-05 36 0 -1 Tracy Williams
2018-07-01 35 0 -1 Claire Wang
2018-07-05 34 1 -2 Tracy Williams Devin Jacob, Maryana Pinchuk
2018-08-05 35 1 0 Devin Jacob
2018-09-01 36 4 -3 Grace Hultquist, Olivia Larsen, Robin Dey, Stephan Guyenet Grace Hultquist, Robin Dey, Taylor Smith
2018-09-02 37 1 0 Taylor Smith
2018-09-05 35 0 -2 Chelsea Tabart, Stephan Guyenet
2018-12-08 36 1 0 Amar Radia
2018-12-18 34 0 -2 Christian Smith, Sophie Monahan
2018-12-21 33 0 -1 Tracy Williams
2019-01-01 33 1 -1 Claire Wang Catherine Hollander
2019-01-02 34 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2019-01-10 34 1 -1 Josh Rosenberg Josh Rosenberg
2019-02-01 35 1 0 Marinella Capriati
2019-03-01 33 0 -2 Andrew Martin, Claire Wang
2019-04-01 32 1 -2 Stephanie Stojanovic James Snowden, Natalie Crispin
2019-04-02 29 0 -3 Brigid Slipka, Rob Reich, Tom Rutledge
2019-04-09 28 0 -1 Andrew Nevarez
2019-04-10 31 3 0 Andrew Martin, Andrew Martin, Natalie Crispin
2019-05-01 32 2 -1 Grace Hultquist, James Snowden Grace Hultquist
2019-05-11 33 1 0 Tom Sittler
2019-06-18 34 1 0 Michael Eddy
2019-07-01 34 2 -2 Erin Wolff, Olivia Larsen Erin Wolff, Olivia Larsen
2019-08-01 35 1 0 Kameron Smith
2019-08-13 34 1 -2 Tracy Williams Ahmed Alkhatib, Amar Radia
2019-09-01 37 4 -1 Alex Cohen, Alicia Weng, Gabriela Quintana, Timothy Ogden Timothy Ogden
2019-10-01 38 1 0 Teryn Mattox
2019-11-01 40 2 0 Miranda Kaplan, Parker Blackiston
2019-12-01 41 1 0 Isabel Arjmand
2020-01-01 43 2 0 Jason Anderson, Neil Buddy Shah
2020-03-01 42 0 -1 Dan Brown
2020-03-03 43 1 0 Ahmed Alkhatib
2020-05-01 42 0 -1 Josh Rosenberg
2020-06-01 42 1 -1 Jeremy Rehwaldt Stephanie Stojanovic
2020-07-01 45 3 0 Justin (Loiseau) Labeille, Madison Stieg, Stephanie Stojanovic
2020-08-01 44 1 -2 Isabel Arjmand Alex Cohen, Isabel Arjmand
2020-08-03 42 0 -2 Isabel Arjmand, Tracy Williams
2020-09-01 42 1 -1 Alex Cohen Teryn Mattox
2020-09-02 43 1 0 Teryn Mattox
2020-09-27 45 2 0 Julie Faller, Tracy Williams
2020-10-01 38 2 -9 Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen Andrew Martin, Caitlin McGugan, Catherine Hollander, Grace Hultquist, James Snowden, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Olivia Larsen, Stephan Guyenet
2020-10-02 40 2 0 Catherine Hollander, Natalie Crispin
2020-11-01 41 1 0 Caitlin McGugan
2020-11-16 43 2 0 James Snowden, Stephan Guyenet
2021-01-01 46 3 0 Norma Altshuler, Shahid Ahmad, Willa Gruver
2021-01-17 45 0 -1 Alicia Weng
2021-04-01 44 0 -1 Taylor Smith
2021-04-16 45 1 0 Alicia Weng
2021-04-18 44 0 -1 Devin Jacob
2021-05-01 45 1 0 Maggie Lloydhauser
2021-07-01 46 2 -1 Jason Anderson, Taylor Smith Jason Anderson
2021-07-22 47 2 -1 Audrey Cooper, Devin Jacob Julie Faller
2021-08-01 47 1 -1 Kameron Smith Kameron Smith
2021-10-01 51 4 0 Kelly Kopish, Meika Ball, Sade McDougal, Zoe Mahony
2021-11-01 53 4 -2 Jenna Shelby-Glick, Josh Rosenberg, Kameron Smith, Roman Guglielmo Kameron Smith, Teryn Mattox
2021-11-02 56 3 0 Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox
2021-12-01 56 1 -1 Daisy Hao Catherine Hollander
2021-12-02 57 1 0 Catherine Hollander
2022-01-01 57 1 -1 Isabel Arjmand Isabel Arjmand
2022-01-21 56 0 -1 Madison Stieg
2022-02-01 57 3 -2 Erin Crossett, Marinella Capriati, Miranda Kaplan Marinella Capriati, Miranda Kaplan
2022-03-01 56 0 -1 Neil Buddy Shah
2022-03-07 59 3 0 Julie Faller, Katie McCulloch, Madison Stieg
2022-04-01 58 1 -2 Zoe Mahony Ben Bateman, Zoe Mahony
2022-05-01 59 1 0 Ben Bateman
2022-05-26 61 2 0 Hannah Bell, Laura Portko
2022-06-01 60 0 -1 Taylor Smith
2022-06-04 56 0 -4 Aaron Kavanaugh, Alicia Weng, Erin Wolff, Katie McCulloch
2022-06-22 57 1 0 Grace Hultquist
2022-07-01 58 1 0 Adam Salisbury
2022-08-01 60 4 -2 Aaron Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Eyermann, Isabel Vasquez, Sade McDougal Ben Bateman, Natalie Crispin
2022-08-02 62 2 0 Ben Bateman, Natalie Crispin
2022-08-24 64 3 -1 Alicia Weng, Charlotte Fisken, Erin Wolff Laura Portko
2022-09-01 67 4 -1 Alexander Singal, Carley Moor, Lauren Imholte, Natalie Kanter Sade McDougal
2022-10-01 70 3 0 Caira Ortiz, Rachel Mitchell, Zachary McLeod
2022-11-23 71 1 0 Laura Portko
2022-12-01 71 1 -1 Maddy Kolin Jason Anderson
2023-01-26 71 1 -1 Dave Wilson Erin Crossett
2023-02-01 70 1 -2 Roman Guglielmo Robin Dey, Roman Guglielmo
2023-02-26 71 1 0 Erin Crossett
2023-03-01 73 2 0 Brett Keller, Robin Dey
2023-04-01 73 1 -1 Maddy Kolin Maddy Kolin
2023-04-17 72 0 -1 Jenna Shelby-Glick
2023-05-01 72 1 -1 Daisy Hao Daisy Hao
2023-05-11 69 0 -3 Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox, Teryn Mattox
2023-05-26 70 1 0 Dan Brown
2023-05-29 72 2 0 Dan Brown, Jenna Shelby-Glick
2023-05-30 71 0 -1 Dan Brown
2023-06-01 70 0 -1 Charlotte Fisken
2023-06-02 71 1 0 Charlotte Fisken
2023-06-26 71 1 -1 Jack Shangraw Zachary McLeod
2023-07-01 77 7 -1 Catherine Jackson, Daniel Issing, Debbie Kim, Dilhan Perera, Kameron Smith, Kaymin Martin-Burnett, Sara Wong Kameron Smith
2023-07-08 78 1 0 John Macke
2023-07-17 80 2 0 Vicky Yu, Zachary McLeod
2023-07-31 81 1 0 Calum Richards
2023-08-14 78 2 -5 Daniela Amodei, James McClave Gabriela Quintana, Isabel Vasquez, Julie Faller, Miranda Kaplan, Natalie Kanter
2023-09-01 81 3 0 Chandler Brotak, Keir Bradwell, Tiffany Adjmul
2023-09-25 87 7 -1 Breezy Zins, Gabriela Quintana, Isabel Vasquez, Jordan Hebert, Julie Faller, Katie Skoff, Katie Skoff Whitney Shinkle
2023-10-01 88 1 0 Sam Aman
2023-10-16 87 0 -1 Rachel Mitchell
2023-11-01 88 1 0 Rachel Mitchell
2023-11-28 88 1 -1 Paige Henchen Roman Guglielmo
2023-12-11 87 0 -1 Elizabeth Eyermann
2024-01-01 81 1 -7 Keir Bradwell Aaron Kavanaugh, Caitlin McGugan, Katie Skoff, Keir Bradwell, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok, Shahid Ahmad
2024-02-12 84 3 0 Catherine Lloyd, Natalie Crispin, Nicole Zok

List of people (285 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Aaron Kavanaugh Administrative Assistant 2016-08-27 2017-02-05 full-time [1], [2]
Aaron Kavanaugh Office Manager 2017-02-20 2022-06-04 full-time [3], [4], [5]
Aaron Kavanaugh Operations Associate 2022-08-01 2024-01-01 full-time [4], [6]
Adam Salisbury Senior Research Associate 2022-07-01 [7], [8]
Ahmed Alkhatib Administrative Assistant 2016-05-09 2017-02-01 full-time [9], [10], [11]
Ahmed Alkhatib Donations Assistant 2017-02-20 2019-08-13 full-time [9], [3], [12]
Ahmed Alkhatib Donations Specialist 2020-03-03 full-time [13], [9], [13], [8]
Ajeya Cotra Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 full-time [14], [15]
Alex Cohen Senior Fellow 2019-09-01 2020-08-01 [13], [16], [17]
Alex Cohen Senior Researcher 2020-09-01 [18], [16], [8]
Alex Flidr Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [19]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [20]
Alexander Berger Research Analyst 2011-07-01 2012-11-20 full-time [21], [22]
Alexander Berger Senior Research Analyst 2012-12-01 2015-02-27 full-time [23], [20]
Alexander Singal Philanthropy Associate 2022-09-01 [24], [8]
Alicia Weng Research Analyst 2019-09-01 2021-01-17 [25], [26], [27]
Alicia Weng Research Associate 2021-04-16 2022-06-04 [28], [29]
Alicia Weng Senior Research Associate 2022-08-24 [30], [8]
Amar Radia Senior Research Analyst 2018-12-08 2019-08-13 full-time [31], [12]
Andrew Martin Research Analyst 2015-08-16 2019-03-01 [32], [33], [34]
Andrew Martin Senior Research Analyst 2019-04-10 2020-10-01 [12], [34], [35]
Andrew Martin Senior Research Associate 2019-04-10 [18], [8]
Andrew Nevarez Administrative Assistant 2016-03-01 2019-04-09 full-time [36] Some previous snapshots say he joined in March 2016.
Ari Herman Board Treasurer 2010-06-09 2012-05-19 board member [37], [38]
Arjun Khandelwal Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [39]
Audrey Cooper Philanthropy Advisor 2021-07-22 [40], [8]
Ben Bateman Head of Growth 2018-06-01 2022-04-01 [41], [42], [43], [44]
Ben Bateman Head of Special Projects 2022-05-01 2022-08-01 full-time [29], [42]
Ben Bateman Director of Operations 2022-08-02 full-time [30], [8]
Ben Hoffman Research Analyst 2014-11-03 2015-12-01 full-time [45], [46]
Ben Rachbach Research Analyst 2013-08-10 2016-01-01 full-time [47], [48], [46]
Bob Elliott Board Chair 2007-06-22 2008-01-01 board member [49], [50], [51]
Breezy Zins Operations Specialist 2023-09-25 [52], [8]
Brennan Robbins Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2015-09-24 full-time [53], [54]
Brett Keller Senior Researcher 2023-03-01 full-time [55], [35], [8]
Brian Tse Research Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 [56]
Brigid Slipka Board member 2013-05-31 2019-04-02 board member [57]
Caira Ortiz Operations Assistant 2022-10-01 full-time [58], [8]
Caitlin McGugan Senior Fellow 2017-09-01 2020-10-01 full-time [59], [17], [60]
Caitlin McGugan Senior Researcher 2020-11-01 2024-01-01 [18], [60], [6]
Cari Tuna Board member 2011-05-22 board member [61], [8]
Calum Richards Operations Specialist 2023-07-31 [62], [8]
Carley Moor Philanthropy Associate 2022-09-01 [63], [8]
Caroline Dockes Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 [64]
Caroline Dockes Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [64]
Cason Reily Summer Research Analyst 2015-07-01 2015-09-01 [65]
Catherine Hollander Outreach Associate 2015-05-01 2016-12-05 full-time [66], [67], [68], [69]
Catherine Hollander Research Analyst, Outreach focus 2016-12-28 2019-01-01 full-time [67], [69], [70]
Catherine Hollander Senior Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2019-01-02 2020-10-01 full-time [71], [72], [73]
Catherine Hollander Senior Research Communications Officer 2020-10-02 2021-12-01 full-time [74], [69], [75]
Catherine Hollander Senior Program Associate 2021-12-02 full-time [76], [72], [8]
Catherine Jackson Project Manager 2023-07-01 full-time [77], [8]
Catherine Lloyd Project Manager 2024-02-12 [8]
Chandler Brotak Donor Relations Associate 2023-09-01 [78], [8]
Charlene Abellana Controller 2017-09-01 [79], [80], [5]
Charlotte Fisken Content Editor 2022-08-24 2023-06-01 [81], [82], [83]
Charlotte Fisken Philanthropy Associate 2023-06-02 [81], [8]
Chelsea Tabart Research Analyst 2015-12-01 2018-09-05 full-time [84], [85]
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2015-08-01 2016-08-30 full-time [54], [86]
Chris Somerville Scientific Advisor 2016-07-01 2016-09-01 full-time [14], [15]
Christian Smith Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2018-12-18 full-time [14]
Christine Tsang Research Analyst 2014-11-03 2014-12-17 full-time [45], [87]
Claire Wang Content Editor 2017-06-01 2018-07-01 full-time [88], [89], [85]
Claire Wang Content Editor 2019-01-01 2019-03-01 full-time [88]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-09-01 full-time [53], [15]
Daisy Hao Senior Accountant 2021-12-01 2023-05-01 [25], [5], [90]
Daisy Hao Assistant Controller 2023-05-01 [25], [8], [90]
Dan Brown Senior Fellow 2018-05-01 2020-03-01 full-time [41], [91]
Dan Brown Senior Researcher 2023-05-29 2023-05-30 [83]
Dan Brown Program officer 2023-05-26 [92], [8]
Dan Heath Board member 2012-05-27 2013-01-21 board member [93], [94]
Dan Hendrycks Summer Fellow 2015-08-01 2015-08-31 intern [95]
Daniela Amodei Board Member 2023-08-14 board member [96], [8]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer, Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2016-05-09 2016-09-01 full-time [97], [15]
Daniel Issing Senior Research Associate 2023-07-01 [98], [8]
Daniel Martin-Alarcon Scientific Advisor 2016-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [36], [15]
Dave Wilson Senior Program Associate 2023-01-26 [99], [8]
Debbie Kim Donor Relations Associate 2023-07-01 full-time [100], [8]
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2015-03-19 advisor [101], [8]
Devin Jacob Operations Associate 2014-09-01 2018-07-05 full-time [102], [103]
Devin Jacob Administrative Assistant and Conversation Notes Writer 2014-11-03 2015-05-01 full-time [45], [102]
Devin Jacob Technical Project Manager 2018-08-05 2021-04-18 full-time [104], [105]
Devin Jacob Data & Technology Project Manager 2021-07-22 [40], [8]
Dilhan Perera Senior Research Associate 2023-07-01 full-time [106], [8]
Elie Hassenfeld Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (President) 2007-08-01 board member [37], [107], [8]
Elizabeth Eyermann Senior Program Associate 2022-08-01 2023-12-11 full-time [108], [109]
Eliza Scheffler Research Analyst 2012-07-27 2015-08-01 full-time [93], [110]
Eliza Scheffler Senior Operations Associate 2015-08-16 2016-05-09 full-time [111], [97]
Emma Trefethen Research Analyst 2015-09-01 2016-06-27 full-time [54], [36]
Erin Crossett Senior Researcher 2022-02-01 2023-01-26 [25], [112], [99]
Erin Crossett Program Officer 2023-02-26 [113], [44], [112], [8]
Erin Wolff Donation Relations Assistant 2017-03-01 2019-07-01 [114], [115]
Erin Wolff Donor Relations Associate 2019-07-01 2022-06-04 [25], [115], [5]
Erin Wolff Philanthropy Associate 2022-08-24 [82], [8]
Fred Post Board member 2011-05-22 2013-01-21 board member [61], [94]
Gabriela Quintana Operations Associate 2019-09-01 2023-08-14 full-time [116], [117], [96]
Gabriela Quintana Operations Manager 2023-09-25 full-time [52], [8]
Grace Hultquist Content Editor 2018-09-01 2019-05-01 full-time [118], [119], [120]
Grace Hultquist Contract work 2018-03-01 2018-09-01 [118]
Grace Hultquist Research Analyst 2019-05-01 2020-10-01 full-time [121], [122]
Grace Hultquist Senior Program Associate 2022-06-22 [119], [8]
Greg Jensen Board member 2010-06-09 2018-01-01 board member [37], [123]
Gwern Branwen 2017-01-01 2017-12-31 [124]
Hannah Bell Program Associate 2022-05-26 [125], [8]
Heather Youngs Scientific Advisor 2016-08-01 2016-09-01 full-time [86], [15]
Helen Toner Research Analyst 2015-03-01 2016-09-01 full-time [66], [15]
Holden Karnofsky Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director 2006-08-01 2007-04-27 part-time [37], [126], [127] He switched from part-time to full-time work on GiveWell in mid-2007.
Holden Karnofsky Co-Executive Director 2007-04-28 2008-01-03 full-time [126], [127], [128]
Holden Karnofsky Program Officer 2008-01-04 full-time [129]
Holden Karnofsky Board Secretary 2008-01-04 2011-07-25 full-time [37], [21]
Holden Karnofsky Co-Executive Director 2011-08-05 2017-06-01 full-time [130], [127]
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2015-02-27 2016-09-01 full-time [20], [15]
Howie Lempel Research Analyst 2013-08-28 2015-02-27 full-time [131], [20]
Isabel Arjmand Research Analyst 2016-09-01 2020-08-03 [132], [133], [134]
Isabel Arjmand Senior Research Analyst 2019-12-01 2020-08-01 [132], [133], [134]
Isabel Arjmand Internal Communications Officer 2020-08-01 2022-01-01 [74], [76], [134]
Isabel Arjmand Special Projects Officer 2022-01-01 [35], [134], [8]
Isabel Vasquez Content Editor 2022-08-01 2023-08-14 full-time [135], [96]
Isabel Vasquez Content Editor 2023-09-25 full-time [52], [8]
Jack Shangraw Content Editor 2023-06-26 [92], [8]
Jacy Reese Summer Research Analyst 2014-05-01 2014-08-01 intern [136]
Jaime Yassif Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2016-05-01 2016-09-01 full-time [36], [15]
Jake Gibson Board member 2015-03-19 2017-06-01 board member [101], [137]
Jake Marcus Research Analyst 2013-12-14 2016-02-18 full-time [138], [139]
James McClave Board Member 2023-08-14 board member [96], [8]
James Snowden Program Officer 2020-11-16 full-time [74], [140], [5]
James Snowden Research Consultant 2017-03-01 2019-04-01 [141], [140]
James Snowden Senior Research Analyst 2019-05-01 2020-10-01 full-time [73], [73]
Jason Anderson Donor Engagement and Retention Specialist 2020-01-01 2021-07-01 [25], [142], [5]
Jason Anderson Development Operations Manager 2021-07-01 2022-12-01 [25], [142], [5]
Jenna Shelby-Glick Donor Relations Assistant 2021-11-01 2023-04-17 [25], [143], [144]
Jenna Shelby-Glick Donor Relations Associate 2023-05-29 [143], [83], [8]
Jens Malmquist Summer Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2015-08-01 intern [145]
Jeremy Rehwaldt Content Editor 2020-06-01 [5], [146], [8]
John Birchall Website Technical Support 2012-01-01 [141], [8]
John Macke Senior Researcher 2023-07-08 [35], [8]
Jon Behar Board member 2010-06-09 2011-05-04 board member [37], [147]
Jonah Sinick Research Analyst 2012-03-01 2013-05-03 full-time [148], [149]
Jordan Hebert Content Editor 2023-09-25 [52], [8]
Josh Rosenberg Research Analyst 2013-08-13 2015-06-01 [47], [110], [150]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2019-01-10 [110], [150]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Research Manager 2019-01-10 2020-05-01 [150]
Josh Rosenberg Senior Advisor 2021-11-01 advisor [25], [150], [8]
Julia Wise Board member 2015-07-29 board member [151], [8]
Julie Chen Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [152]
Julie Faller Senior Researcher 2020-09-27 2021-07-22 [153], [40]
Julie Faller Program Officer 2022-03-07 2023-08-14 [76], [96]
Julie Faller Senior Program Officer 2023-09-25 [52], [8]
Justin (Loiseau) Labeille Senior Research Associate 2020-07-01 [25], [154], [5]
Kameron Smith Content Editor 2019-08-01 2021-08-01 [155]
Kameron Smith Research Analyst 2021-08-01 2021-11-01 [155]
Kameron Smith Program Associate 2021-11-01 2023-07-01 [155], [35]
Kameron Smith Senior Content Editor 2023-07-01 [155], [8]
Karalyn Lacey Operations Associate 2015-12-01 2017-03-01 full-time [84], [156]
Katie McCulloch Content Editor 2022-03-07 2022-06-04 [76], [5]
Katie Skoff Content Editor 2023-09-25 2024-01-01 [52], [6]
Katie Skoff Program Associate 2023-09-25 [8]
Kaymin Martin-Burnett Project Manager 2023-07-01 full-time [8], [157]
Keir Bradwell Content Editor 2023-09-01 2024-01-01 full-time [158]
Keir Bradwell Program Associate 2024-01-01 full-time [158], [8]
Kelly Kopish Data & Technology Project Manager 2021-10-01 [159], [8]
Laura Muñoz Operations Associate 2015-06-28 2017-02-01 full-time [66], [160]
Laura Ong Research Analyst 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 [161]
Laura Ong Summer Fellow 2015-07-01 2015-07-31 [161]
Laura Portko Content Editor 2022-05-26 2022-08-24 [125], [82]
Laura Portko Grants Coordinator 2022-11-23 [162], [8]
Lauren Imholte Philanthropy Advisor 2022-09-01 full-time [163], [8]
Leon Zhang Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2016-08-01 full-time [53], [86]
Lewis Bollard Program Officer, Farm Animal Welfare 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [164], [15]
Lila Rieber Conversation Notes Writer 2014-03-01 2014-07-01 [165]
Lindy Miller Crane Board Vice-chair 2010-06-09 2012-05-19 board member [37], [38]
Lucy Bernholz Board member 2007-06-22 2008-01-01 board member [49], [50], [51]
Luisa Rodriguez Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [166]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2016-09-01 full-time [66], [15]
Lynette Bye Summer Research Analyst 2015-05-01 2015-08-01 [167]
Maddy Kolin Temporary Development Operations Assistant 2022-12-01 2023-04-01 [168]
Maddy Kolin Donation Specialist 2023-04-01 [168], [8]
Madison Stieg Content Editor 2020-07-01 2022-01-21 full-time [169], [170], [44]
Madison Stieg Research Analyst 2022-03-07 [76], [8]
Maggie Lloydhauser Philanthropy Advisor 2021-05-01 [171], [8]
Marinella Capriati Senior Research Associate 2019-02-01 2022-02-01 [172]
Marinella Capriati Program Officer 2022-02-01 [25], [172], [8]
Martin Lucas Independent Contractor 2014-02-01 2014-05-01 contractor [173]
Maryana Pinchuk Conversation Notes Writer 2016-08-01 2017-02-01 [174]
Maryana Pinchuk Donations Manager 2017-03-01 2018-07-05 full-time [114], [175]
Meika Ball Research Associate 2021-10-01 [176], [8]
Michael Danto Operations Associate 2015-09-01 2015-10-31 full-time [53], [164]
Michael Eddy Senior Advisor 2019-06-18 full-time
Michael Kohm Research Analyst 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 [177] 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 2016-05-09 full-time [45], [97]
Miranda Kaplan Content Editor 2019-11-01 2022-02-01 [178]
Miranda Kaplan Communications Associate 2022-02-01 2023-08-14 [179]
Natalie Crispin Research Analyst 2009-07-01 2015-06-01 full-time [37], [180], [181]
Natalie Crispin Senior Research Analyst 2015-07-01 2019-04-01 full-time [20], [181]
Natalie Crispin Senior Research Manager 2019-04-10 2020-10-01 full-time [181]
Natalie Crispin Program Officer 2020-10-02 2022-08-01 full-time [25], [182], [5]
Natalie Crispin Senior Program Officer 2022-08-02 2024-01-01 full-time [25], [182], [6]
Natalie Crispin Program Officer (Vice President & Treasurer) 2024-02-12 full-time [8]
Natalie Kanter Philanthropy Advisot 2022-09-01 2023-08-14 full-time [35], [183], [96]
Neil Buddy Shah Managing Director 2020-01-01 2022-03-01 [184], [185], [186]
Nicholas Joseph Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [187]
Nick Beckstead Research Analyst 2014-12-17 2016-09-01 full-time [87], [15]
Nick Wilson Writer 2014-01-01 2015-01-01 [188]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2015-10-01 2016-09-01 full-time [164], [15]
Nicole Zok Content Editor 2016-07-01 2017-11-01 contractor [141], [189], [190]
Nicole Zok Research Analyst 2017-11-01 2020-10-01 [189], [190], [191]
Nicole Zok Content Editing Lead 2020-10-01 2024-01-01 [25], [190], [6]
Nicole Zok Commons Lead 2024-02-12 [8]
Norma Altshuler Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [75], [8]
Olivia Larsen Summer Research Analyst 2016-06-01 2016-08-01 [192]
Olivia Larsen Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2018-09-01 2019-07-01 [193], [192], [191]
Olivia Larsen Gift Officer 2019-07-01 2020-10-01 [192]
Olivia Larsen Philanthropy Advisor 2020-10-01 [192], [8]
Paige Henchen Chief of Staff 2023-11-28 [194], [8]
Parker Blackiston Senior Operations Associate 2019-11-01 [25], [195], [5]
Phil Steinmeyer Board member 2013-02-13 2017-06-01 board member [180], [137]
Rachel Mitchell Content Editor 2022-10-01 2023-10-16 full-time [196], [35], [197]
Rachel Mitchell Program Associate 2023-11-01 full-time [196], [194], [8]
Rebecca Raible Research Analyst 2014-11-03 2016-12-01 full-time [45], [67]
Rebecca Trupin Research Analyst 2012-07-19 2012-12-27 full-time [148], [23]
Rob Reich Board member 2014-01-16 2019-04-02 board member [198]
Robin Dey Summer Research Analyst 2016-05-01 2016-08-01 intern [199]
Robin Dey Content Editor 2017-05-01 2018-09-01 contractor [199], [193]
Robin Dey Content Editor 2018-09-01 2023-02-01 [199], [193], [5]
Robin Dey Research Analist 2023-03-01 [199], [8]
Rocio Alba Navarro Research Analyst 2016-04-01 2016-09-01 full-time [36], [15]
Roman Guglielmo Donor Relations Assistant 2021-11-01 2023-02-01 [200]
Roman Guglielmo Donor Relations Associate 2023-02-01 2023-11-28 [200], [194]
Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan Independent Contractor 2017-01-01 2017-09-01 [201]
Ruth Levine Research Analyst 2014-06-01 2014-08-01 [202]
Sade McDougal Donations Processing Assistant 2021-10-01 2022-09-01 [203]
Sade McDougal Donations Specialist 2022-08-01 [203], [8]
Sam Aman Program Associate 2023-10-01 [204], [8]
Sara Altman Summer Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2015-08-01 [205]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations and General Counsel 2017-09-01 2018-02-01 [141], [89]
Sarah Ward Director of Operations 2016-07-01 2017-09-01 full-time [14], [141]
Sarah Ward Research Analyst 2016-01-01 2016-06-27 full-time [206], [36]
Sara Wong Donor Relations Associate 2023-07-01 [207], [8]
Scott Weathers Summer Research Analyst 2017-06-01 2017-07-01 [208]
Sean Conley Research Analyst 2013-09-28 2016-10-01 full-time [131], [132]
Shahid Ahmad Research Analyst 2021-01-01 2024-01-01 [209]
Shayna Strom Director, U.S. Policy 2014-07-06 2015-02-08 full-time [210], [211]
Simon Knutsson Research Analyst 2010-06-09 2011-03-01 full-time [37], [212]
Simon Knutsson Research Consultant 2010-06-01 2011-01-01 part-time [37], [213] 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 [37] From summer 2008 to summer 2010.
Sophie Monahan Research Analyst 2015-06-28 2018-12-18 full-time [66], [214]
Stephan Guyenet Research Consultant 2017-09-01 2018-09-05 contractor [215], [141], [216]
Stephan Guyenet Senior Fellow 2018-09-01 2020-10-01 full-time [217], [73]
Stephan Guyenet Senior Researcher 2020-11-16 [74], [218], [8]
Stephanie Stojanovic Major Gifts Officer 2019-04-01 2020-06-01 [219], [220], [221]
Stephanie Stojanovic Director of Development 2020-07-01 [25], [220], [8]
Stephanie Wykstra Research Analyst 2012-01-30 2012-12-27 full-time [222], [23]
Taylor Smith Contractor 2014-03-01 2018-09-01 [193], [223]
Taylor Smith Content Editor 2018-09-02 2021-04-01 full-time [193], [224]
Taylor Smith Philanthropy Advisor 2021-07-01 2022-06-01 [223], [5], [44]
Teryn Mattox Senior Reseacher 2019-10-01 2020-09-01 [225], [73]
Teryn Mattox Program Officer 2020-09-02 2021-11-01 [225]
Teryn Mattox Senior Program Officer 2021-11-02 2023-05-11 full-time [225], [75], [226]
Teryn Mattox Senior Program Officer 2021-11-02 2023-05-11 full-time [225], [75], [226]
Teryn Mattox Director of Research 2021-11-02 2023-05-11 full-time [225], [197], [8]
Tiffany Adjmul Donor Relations Associate 2023-09-01 full-time [227], [52], [8]
Timothy Ogden Board Member 2008-01-01 2019-09-01 board member [37], [228]
Timothy Ogden Chairman of the board 2019-09-01 board member [228], [8]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Operations Associate 2016-09-20 2017-01-01 full-time [229], [230], [231]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Research Analyst 2013-04-30 2015-08-01 full-time [232], [230], [151]
Timothy Telleen-Lawton Senior Research Analyst 2015-08-08 2016-08-30 full-time [110], [86]
Tom Rutledge Board member (chair) 2010-06-09 2019-04-02 board member [37], [37]
Tom Sittler Research Analyst 2019-05-11 full-time
Tracy Williams Research Analyst 2015-09-24 2016-08-13 full-time [54], [233]
Tracy Williams Operations Associate 2016-09-10 2018-06-05 full-time [234], [235]
Tracy Williams Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2018-07-05 2018-12-21 full-time [175], [33]
Tracy Williams Senior Research Analyst, Outreach Focus 2019-08-13 2020-08-03 full-time [12], [133]
Tracy Williams Senior Marketing Analyst 2020-09-27 [153], [8]
Tyler Heishman Research Analyst 2014-11-03 2016-08-01 full-time [45], [86]
Vicky Yu Research Associate 2023-07-17 [236], [8]
Virginia Zink Board Vice President 2007-06-22 2008-01-01 board member [49], [50], [51]
Wendy Knight Research Analyst 2011-03-21 2011-10-01 full-time [237], [238]
Wendy Knight Volunteer 2010-11-01 2011-02-01 volunteer [237]
Whitney Shinkle Director of Operations 2018-04-01 2023-09-25 [239], [240], [52]
Willa Gruver Operations Assistant 2021-01-01 [75], [5]
Zachary McLeod Content Editor 2022-10-01 2023-06-26 full-time [241], [35], [92]
Zachary McLeod Research Analyst 2023-07-17 full-time [241], [236]
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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 [244] The comments and answers discuss the resignation letters posted by Rob Reich and Brigid Slipka at [245] and [246] respectively, and also the response of GiveWell Executive Director (ED) Elie Hassenfeld at [247] Griffes also links to and pastes questions by him and answers from Catherine Hollander of GiveWell in the GiveWell open thread [248]
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 [245] and [246] 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 [245] 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 [247] and all the letters are listed at [244]
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 [249] -- this is granted, with [244] 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 [246]
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 [250]
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 [251] 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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