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December 2015 · The Unfunded List

December 30, 2015

We continue to focus on the growth of data-driven philanthropy in our latest Wine Grants podcast with GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Phttps://unfundedlist.com/alexander-berger-pinot-noir/roject (Open Phil) Program Director Alexander Berger. Much like Ryan Derfler, Berger is part of a burgeoning movement among philanthropists to ensure that money is well-spent on the most effective programs. Both GiveWell and Open

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 30, 2015
December 29, 2015

Alexander Berger has the shortest bio Dave has ever read in the booth. But the brevity of his bio shouldn’t mislead you – he’s accomplished a lot. An effective altruist, he runs U.S. programs at GiveWell and is a leader within the Open Philanthropy Project. A philosophy major at Berkeley, he is now a philosopher-philanthropist

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 29, 2015
December 21, 2015

  Amy Lazarus’s passion is inclusion. She works with businesses, philanthropists and other organizations to create welcoming and effective communities and workplaces the norm. Prior to Inclusion Ventures Amy was the executive director of a national network of campus based dialogues and also once founded a neuroscience based leadership retreat. She has, herself been named to

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 21, 2015
December 17, 2015

If you’ve listened to our Wine Grants podcast with Ryan Derfler, we recommend that you read his recent article published on LinkedIn, “Silicon Valley Not Taking Advice.” Derfler describes a fundamental disconnect between Silicon Valley philanthropists and the foundations and advisories they seek out for funding recommendations. Many of these philanthropists are finding this advice

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 17, 2015
December 2, 2015

  Gawker media – a publication known for habitually stepping over the line in its vitriol toward public figures – has been waging war on wealthy philanthropists over the past few months. First, they declared David Geffen “America’s Worst Philanthropist” in reaction to his donation of $100 million to UCLA to create a private school

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  • By: Dave Moss
  • December 2, 2015