Josh Jacobson

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
10-40% of income; 100% of time
To which causes?: 
Global poverty
Existential risk and far future causes
EA Movement Building
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

The majority of my donation activity is comprised of the opportunity cost of sacrificing over $100,000 in yearly salary in order to work at CEA, helping the movement prosper. I do also donate at least 10% of my yearly income.

Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
The Centre for Effective Altruism (unrestricted donation); GiveWell (itself)2013
~ $180000Various charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
AmountToDonated byWhenAny details
Past donations: 

Elsewhere on the web

Views and values

Moral philosophy: 
No opinion, or not familiar with these terms
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Hours a month spent on these activities: 
320
Diet: 
Reducing the amount of meat I eat
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Machine intelligence risk
Molecular nanotechnology
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk

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)
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 online EA community
GiveWell
Giving What We Can
Personal contact with an EA or EAs
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
80,000 Hours
Giving What We Can
The Life You Can Save
EA Marketing/EA Outreach at CEA and independently
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
Over 20 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
GiveWell
What could you bring to the Effective Altruism community?: 

I have an extensive network and high marketing and project management ability.

Career

Planned career path: 
Direct charity/non-profit work
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.
Any ways you could help others with their careers: 

I have deep start-up and marketing/brand management experience.

Skills: 
Coding; Entrepreneurship; Management; Marketing/Sales; Networking/Schmoozing; Organizing groups/teams; Outreach; PR; Public speaking; Strategy

Demographics

Name: 
Josh Jacobson
Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Oxford
Religious beliefs: 
Jewish
Political views: 
Left
Full-time student?: 
No