Gleb Tsipursky

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
15% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
Promotion of Effective Altruism (movement building) and rational thinking
For how long?: 
For the foreseeable future
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

I believe I can do the most good through spreading Effective Altruism and rational thinking, and put most of my donations and volunteer labor into that cause, especially through Intentional Insights, a nonprofit I co-founded and lead.

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
10KIntentional Insights, CFAR, and other causes2014
25K Intentional Insights, CFAR, and other causes2015
30KIntentional Insights, CFAR, TLYCS, GiveDirectly, AMF, and other causes2016
Donations I've helped influence: 
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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
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Political reform
Cause prioritization
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

I am putting most of my donations and volunteer efforts into supporting promotion of Effective Altruism and rational thinking in effective ways, as I perceive this to have the highest meta-impact on the world. To do so, I personally co-founded and lead Intentional Insights, a nonprofit devoted to this cause.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
250
Diet: 
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
Other social movements identified with: 
Rationalist/LessWrong
Skeptic/atheist
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Machine intelligence risk
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2013
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
LessWrong
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Friends
LessWrong
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
The Life You Can Save
Intentional Insights, secular/skeptic organizations
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Friend
What can the Effective Altruism community help you with? : 

Networking, advice, funding, volunteering, outreach, marketing

What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

Contacts, promotion to broad audience, variety of skills

Career

Planned career path: 
Direct charity/non-profit work
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
I am currently working in this career path, and do not anticipate changing.
Current occupation or career: 

Co-Founder and President of Intentional Insights

Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University

Are you currently doing earning to give?: 
Yes
Skills: 
Writing Communication Research Leadership Planning Strategy Management Coordination Goal Achievement Teaching Mentoring Rationality

Demographics

Name: 
Gleb Tsipursky
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United States
City: 
Columbus
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No