Funding Remmelt's rent

Funding Remmelt's rent

is creating services for aspiring EAs

5

patrons

$78

per month
Over the last 3 years, I oversaw effective altruism conferences and retreats, researched coordination frameworks, and co-created initiatives with people resolved to doing good better.

Each time I hit bottom on my bank credit, it distracted and drained me. 

Fund my rent to give me more mental space and oomph to prioritise and refine next services to the EA community!
(stating the obvious, it also helps me feel relaxed and stable)


Why to fund me
If you benefited from or are familiar with my work, set a donation to
  • show funders that an EA service was valuable in your domain
  • suggest how I can improve and reprioritise (see Community tab)
  • support me financially to continue building these services

I need your help to meet basic monthly expenses:
  • €500 for my room rent (incl. fee)
  • €38 for phone+internet, €52 for health insurance, ~€75 for train travel, ~€80 for food...

If a friend of yours participated in one of my events or read my writing, do inform them of this page!


Where I focus my work:
 In my work on effective altruism, I have
    Brought complementary groups of
    Resolved altruists together to...
    Ambitiously pioneer and...
    Iterate on the service they...
    Need to overcome bottlenecks to...
    Securely, systematically solve global problems.
 nice mnemonic, right? :)


What services I built:
Past:
  • Founded:
    cofounded Effective Altruism Netherlands
  • Supported:
    initiated the city group EA Groningen, set up EA Group Directory, suggested Queal EA discount form, supported start of RAISE
  • Organised:
    co-launched AI Safety Camp #1, coordinated AISC3, facilitated Amsterdam AIS dinners & reading meetups, coordinated EAGx Netherlands 2018, co-organised Values to Actions Retreat, helped initiate the EA Community Health Unconference
  • Researched:
    Values to Action Chain, Psychological Distance System
   See this rough list for all other projects since 2016.

Exploring now:

On the balance, I received less than €10,000 for my work since June 2016. You might consider setting a donation to reward past impact.


Why to not fund me
Lack of grants:
You might legitimately wonder, if my community building work is apparently so impactful to fund, why haven't CEA-affiliated grantmakers done so yet?

Short response to a complicated question:
  • I’ve successfully applied for grants for 4 retreats/conferences in the past, and received 2 private donations from community builders in London and Oxford respectively
  • I made the case for my work poorly – downplaying myself, worrying about opportunity costs and conflicts of interest, and also shoddily delaying writing targeted reports
  • Project grants usually involve applying with one plan, while I tended towards scrappy – a serial entrepreneur gathering collaborators to work on uncharted projects that only bore fruit after moving on.
  • Non-standard methods and weak spots aside, I must have missed other reasons. For instance, certain grantmakers seemed vigilant about risky unilateral initiatives in movement building.

Other reasons:

  • If you hold a comparatively high bar for measurability
  • If you're particularly worried about how new platforms could hinder coordination
  • If you filter opportunities by track record in the for-profit sector
    (I don't have one)
  • If you prioritise global poverty or factory farming
    I led projects for and channeled donations to those two areas but I lean towards improving community coordination and long-term causes

If you dived into my work and decided to not fund, I'm curious! Email considerations I could've missed: remmelt @effectiefaltruisme.nl


Other Patreon pages to consider
Tiers
Supporter - this helps!
$5 or more per month
Double supporter
$10 or more per month
Bodyguard: meds, food, train– thank you!
$50 or more per month


Shazam! You've housed Remmelt
$566 or more per month
Over the last 3 years, I oversaw effective altruism conferences and retreats, researched coordination frameworks, and co-created initiatives with people resolved to doing good better.

Each time I hit bottom on my bank credit, it distracted and drained me. 

Fund my rent to give me more mental space and oomph to prioritise and refine next services to the EA community!
(stating the obvious, it also helps me feel relaxed and stable)


Why to fund me
If you benefited from or are familiar with my work, set a donation to
  • show funders that an EA service was valuable in your domain
  • suggest how I can improve and reprioritise (see Community tab)
  • support me financially to continue building these services

I need your help to meet basic monthly expenses:
  • €500 for my room rent (incl. fee)
  • €38 for phone+internet, €52 for health insurance, ~€75 for train travel, ~€80 for food...

If a friend of yours participated in one of my events or read my writing, do inform them of this page!


Where I focus my work:
 In my work on effective altruism, I have
    Brought complementary groups of
    Resolved altruists together to...
    Ambitiously pioneer and...
    Iterate on the service they...
    Need to overcome bottlenecks to...
    Securely, systematically solve global problems.
 nice mnemonic, right? :)


What services I built:
Past:
  • Founded:
    cofounded Effective Altruism Netherlands
  • Supported:
    initiated the city group EA Groningen, set up EA Group Directory, suggested Queal EA discount form, supported start of RAISE
  • Organised:
    co-launched AI Safety Camp #1, coordinated AISC3, facilitated Amsterdam AIS dinners & reading meetups, coordinated EAGx Netherlands 2018, co-organised Values to Actions Retreat, helped initiate the EA Community Health Unconference
  • Researched:
    Values to Action Chain, Psychological Distance System
   See this rough list for all other projects since 2016.

Exploring now:

On the balance, I received less than €10,000 for my work since June 2016. You might consider setting a donation to reward past impact.


Why to not fund me
Lack of grants:
You might legitimately wonder, if my community building work is apparently so impactful to fund, why haven't CEA-affiliated grantmakers done so yet?

Short response to a complicated question:
  • I’ve successfully applied for grants for 4 retreats/conferences in the past, and received 2 private donations from community builders in London and Oxford respectively
  • I made the case for my work poorly – downplaying myself, worrying about opportunity costs and conflicts of interest, and also shoddily delaying writing targeted reports
  • Project grants usually involve applying with one plan, while I tended towards scrappy – a serial entrepreneur gathering collaborators to work on uncharted projects that only bore fruit after moving on.
  • Non-standard methods and weak spots aside, I must have missed other reasons. For instance, certain grantmakers seemed vigilant about risky unilateral initiatives in movement building.

Other reasons:

  • If you hold a comparatively high bar for measurability
  • If you're particularly worried about how new platforms could hinder coordination
  • If you filter opportunities by track record in the for-profit sector
    (I don't have one)
  • If you prioritise global poverty or factory farming
    I led projects for and channeled donations to those two areas but I lean towards improving community coordination and long-term causes

If you dived into my work and decided to not fund, I'm curious! Email considerations I could've missed: remmelt @effectiefaltruisme.nl


Other Patreon pages to consider

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Tiers
Supporter - this helps!
$5 or more per month
Double supporter
$10 or more per month
Bodyguard: meds, food, train– thank you!
$50 or more per month


Shazam! You've housed Remmelt
$566 or more per month