Ben Clifford

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How much do you plan to donate?: 
10% of income at least
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

I will definitely give 10% to global poverty charities, but hopefully much more than this.

Past donations: 

Your views and values

Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Donating some money to the Giving What We Can Trust.
Doing some volunteering for Giving What We Can.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
15 hours

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
When I interned for the Centre for Effective Altruism in Septermber 2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
The Life You Can Save (you've taken the pledge)
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Local chapter of an EA organisation
Giving What We Can
80,000 Hours
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Giving What We Can
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Giving What We Can

Your career

Planned career path: 
Direct charity/non-profit work
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
0-33% chance I will take this path in the future.


Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
United Kingdom
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: