The Donation Election Fund will be designated for the top 3 winning projects in the EA Forum’s Donation Election 2023, designed to encourage serious engagement with donation choice and other topics in effective giving. The Election is part of a broader Giving Season event on the EA Forum.
TL;DR: It’s Giving Season! The EA Forum is hosting a number of events, including a Donation Election (see more in the announcement post). We’re raising money for the Donation Election Fund to increase the funds designated for the winners in the Donation Election — three projects from this list that will be selected by EA Forum users in the
In brief, contributing to the Donation Election Fund could be a good way to improve how Giving Season goes this year, while also directing more funding to promising projects that could productively use it.
Some relevant points:
It might not make sense for you to donate to the Donation Election Fund if you don’t expect the winning projects to be as promising as what you would otherwise donate to and you don’t think the benefit of boosting participation in Giving Season is that strong — or if you don’t think you should be donating this year.
Starting December 1, EA Forum users (anyone who had an account before October 22, 2023) will vote on how the Donation Election Fund should be allocated between different charitable projects. The fund will then be designated for the three winning candidates (proportionally to how people voted, to a reasonable approximation). You can find more on how voting and nominating candidates in the Election works here.
Please note that donating to the Donation Election Fund does not boost someone’s voting power in the Donation Election.
The Donation Election and Donation Election Fund were set up to promote effective giving and to support these projects available on GWWC.
The Donation Election and the Donation Election Fund are a collaboration between the Centre for Effective Altruism (“CEA”) and Giving What We Can (“GWWC”). Both CEA and GWWC are fiscally sponsored projects of When you make a donation to the Donation Election Fund, you are making a donation to EV UK or EV US. Both EV US and EV UK intend to follow the designations from the election results. However, both entities continue to retain discretion and control of the funds.
If the Donation Election is not capable of running as planned (e.g. due to fraud or technical failures), we reserve the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the election. If that happens, we announce the changes on the EA Forum and work to distribute all donations made to the Donation Election Fund in a manner consistent with the Donation Election description, but at our discretion.