Alec Ash

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
5% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
GiveDirectly2013
~ £500Various charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
Past donations: 

Elsewhere on the web

Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian (or think that this covers the most important considerations)
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donating, and spreading the word to friends and acquaintances

Diet: 
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal Rights
Feminist
LGBTQ
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Effective giving

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
The Life You Can Save (you've taken the pledge)
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
The Life You Can Save
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
The Life You Can Save
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
My brother, who created this website!

Your career

Planned career path: 
Writer and journalist
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
I am currently working in this career path, and do not anticipate changing.

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
China
City: 
Beijing
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Left
Full-time student?: 
No