Greg Colbourn

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
30% once business is financially secure
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
EA organisations (CEA, GiveWell, GWWC, ACE etc)
For how long?: 
until other problems are more urgent
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

Business is still in early stages, but plan to donate 30% of profits in a 10/10/10 split to Animal Welfare / Global Poverty / x-risk & meta causes. Hoping to make some sizeable donations towards the end of this year.

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
65080,000 Hours; Against Malaria Foundation; Project Healthy Children; Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)2013
~1350Various charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Consequentialist/utilitarian
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Animal welfare
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Member of GWWC, starting a business with one goal being EtG

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
200
Diet: 
Vegan
Other social movements identified with: 
Animal rights
Environmentalist
Rationalist/LessWrong
Transhumanist

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
80,000 Hours
LessWrong
Giving What We Can
GiveWell
The online EA community
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Facebook

Your career

Planned career path: 
EtG, but also hoping to make some direct impact spreading Open Source Hardware (i.e. working toward a post-scarcity economy)
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: 
Doctoral postgraduate degree (e.g. PhD)
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Southampton
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
No