Jeff Kaufman

Primary tabs

Share your identification with effective altruism:
Jeff Kaufman's picture

Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
50% of income
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
$25,00080,000 Hours;Against Malaria Foundation2012
$50,000 80,000 Hours;Against Malaria Foundation;The Centre for Effective Altruism (unrestricted donation);Deworm the World;GiveDirectly;Giving What We Can (itself);Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)2013
$65,000Centre for Effective Altruism; GiveWell's top charities2014
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
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: 

Donations, blogging a little, hosting meetups.

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
4
Diet: 
Meat-eating
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Prioritization research
Synthetic biology risk

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2011
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
LessWrong
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
GiveWell
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Animal Charity Evaluators (formerly Effective Animal Activism)
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
Friend

Your career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
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: 
United States
City: 
Boston
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: 
No
Might you be able to let EAs stay with you at the moment?: 
Yes