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Donations List Website (data still preliminary) donee

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
2009 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2010 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2011 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2012 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2013 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2014 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2015 4 Sam Deere, Thomas Sittler, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2016 3 Sam Deere, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2017 3 Julia Wise, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2018 3 Julia Wise, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2019 3 Julia Wise, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2020 3 Luke Freeman, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2021 3 Luke Freeman, Toby Ord, William MacAskill

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
2009-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2010-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2011-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2012-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2013-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2014-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2015-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2016-01-01 3 Sam Deere, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2017-01-01 3 Julia Wise, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2018-01-01 3 Julia Wise, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2019-01-01 3 Julia Wise, Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2020-01-01 2 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2021-01-01 3 Luke Freeman, Toby Ord, William MacAskill

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
2 2 0 John Patrick Addison, Julia Wise
2009-01-01 4 2 0 Toby Ord, William MacAskill
2015-02-01 5 1 0 Sam Deere
2015-08-01 6 1 0 Thomas Sittler
2015-10-01 5 0 -1 Thomas Sittler
2016-01-01 5 1 -1 Sam Deere Sam Deere
2016-07-01 4 0 -1 Sam Deere
2017-01-01 5 1 0 Julia Wise
2020-01-01 4 0 -1 Julia Wise
2020-07-01 5 1 0 Luke Freeman

List of people (9 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Thomas Sittler Intern 2015-08-01 2015-10-01 intern [1]
Toby Ord Founder 2009-01-01 [2]
William MacAskill Co-Founder 2009-01-01 [2]
Luke Freeman Head of organization 2020-07-01 [3]
Julia Wise President 2017-01-01 2020-01-01 [2]
Julia Wise Advisor advisor [2]
Sam Deere Director of Communications 2015-02-01 2016-01-01 [4]
Sam Deere President and Technical Director 2016-01-01 2016-07-01 [4]
John Patrick Addison Developer [2]

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Similar organizations

Organization Number of people in common List of people in common
Centre for Effective Altruism 5 Toby Ord, William MacAskill, Julia Wise, Sam Deere, John Patrick Addison
80,000 Hours 3 Toby Ord, William MacAskill, Julia Wise
Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research 1 William MacAskill
GiveWell 1 Julia Wise