Sören Mindermann

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Donations

How much do you plan to donate?: 
Everthing over 30000 EUR
To which causes?: 
Animal welfare
Existential risk and far future causes
Meta, other
For how long?: 
Throughout my life
Selected past donations: 
AmountToWhen
180€ (Netherlands)80,000 Hours; Against Malaria Foundation; GiveDirectly; GiveWell (itself); The Humane League; Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI); Vegan Outreach; Animal Charity Evaluators2013
~170€ (Netherlands)Various charitiesBefore 2013
Donations I've helped influence: 
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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: 
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: 

Donations, Founding EA & LW meetup, Volunteering (ACE and New Harvest)

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
14
Diet: 
Vegetarian
Other social movements identified with: 
Rationalist/LessWrong
Causes and communities you're interested in: 
Animal welfare
Earn-to-give
Effective giving
Entrepreneurship
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
Machine intelligence risk
Movement-building
Prioritization research
Rationality
Synthetic biology risk

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
2012
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
LessWrong
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?: 
80,000 Hours
GiveWell
The online EA community
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_giving After reading the (outdated) figure of 1600$ per life saved I was pretty much immediately on board. This was my very first sort-of contact with EA
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
Animal Charity Evaluators (formerly Effective Animal Activism)
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
0-5 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 
80,000 Hours

Your career

Planned career path: 
Undecided

Demographics

Gender: 
Male
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Amsterdam
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Full-time student?: 
Yes
Might you be able to let EAs stay with you at the moment?: 
Yes