The Charity Commission has announced an inquiry into Effective Ventures Foundation in the UK following the collapse of FTX. We understand the Commission’s desire to…Find out more
Who we are
We’re a passionate and driven group of operations specialists who want to use our skills to do the most good in the world.
We strive for excellence and get things done for our customers so that they can focus on the strategic work. By providing the operational support and infrastructure, our organisations can maximise their impact in the world.
Learn more about Effective Ventures (EV).
EV Operations provides world-class operational support and infrastructure that allows effective organisations to thrive.
Our activities include providing:
- Fiscal sponsorship
- Governance, risk, and compliance
- Finance including accounting and budgeting
- HR including hiring, visas, and payroll
- Office management
- Data protection and cybersecurity support
We’ve supported and helped grow some of the most impactful organisations in the effective altruism and longtermism communities.
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Our Executive team brings a laser-sharp focus to the operational and infrastructure needs of our organisations. We guide EV Operations to deliver on the details and support our organisations in achieving the most impact possible. We manage capacity, set the direction of our staff, take care of the legal and governance issues, and support the EV board.
Our Fiscal Sponsorship team provides additional oversight, governance and support to our organisations. We’re the main point of contact with organisations to ensure they have everything they need to grow and build their impact. We also support the EV board to manage the pipeline of incoming organisations.
Our Finance team tracks all the financial activity across the organisations we support, ensuring they have a clear and accurate picture of their budgets and runway. We love data analysis and providing useful business insights to organisational decision makers. The Finance team also maintains our expense and payments infrastructure.
Our Staff Support team supercharges staff across all organisations — by giving them access to the benefits and resources they need to do impactful work. We craft seamless onboarding experiences (including visas, contracts, and payroll) and benefits packages (including healthcare, pensions, and equipment) so that staff feel supported and empowered to do world-changing work.
Our Systems team manages grantmaking and develops CRM systems for our organisations. We aim to automate tasks and unlock valuable data that will allow organisations to track key metrics and increase the effectiveness of their programmes. The Systems team also mitigates cybersecurity risk and provides support on donor relations.
Our Property team manages all of the offices, EA hubs and properties to ensure that all staff and work guests have an outstanding place to work. We ensure that our workspaces boost productivity, enable new ideas and collaborations to arise, support people’s long-term wellbeing, and are welcoming and safe environments for all.
The boards of Effective Ventures Foundation UK (EVF UK) and Effective Ventures Foundation USA, Inc. (EVF US) have established Interim CEO roles at each organisation….Find out more
CEA Ops is now EV Ops08/09/22
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Interim CEO of EV UK
Howie is currently on leave from his role as CEO of 80,000 Hours. Previously, Howie worked on global catastrophic risks as a program officer at Open Philanthropy. Before that, he went to Yale Law for two years, where he spent his summers as a public defender in Louisiana and suing prisons with poor conditions at the ACLU. Howie has also worked on white collar crime at the Manhattan DA’s office and on U.S. economic policy as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution.
Interim CEO of EV US
Zach was Chief of Staff at Open Philanthropy, where he managed comms and grantmaking teams, helped set org-wide policies, and worked to identify new Global Health and Wellbeing cause areas for Open Philanthropy, among other things. Prior to his work at Open Philanthropy, he was the director of product and strategy for startup Ivy Research Council and worked as a consultant at Bain and Company.
Prof. Will MacAskill (Chair)
In 2009, Will co-founded Giving What We Can, a leading charity evaluator that has raised over $400m in pledged donations to effective charities and advised the UK government, World Bank, Oxfam among others. In 2011, he co-founded 80,000 Hours with Ben. Currently an Associate Professor of moral philosophy at Oxford, Will has pledged to give over half his income to charity, and is the author of Doing Good Better.
Tasha is a technology entrepreneur and CEO of GeoSim Systems, which centers around a new technology that produces high-resolution, fully interactive virtual models of real cities. She also serves on the board of directors of OpenAI, an AI research company focused on discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.
Claire leads Open Philanthropy’s grantmaking on effective altruism, and does research and makes grants relating to the reduction of global catastrophic risks. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, where she did research related to the science, ethics, and governance of solar geoengineering. She joined our governing board in 2019.
See Nick’s bio under his name on the US board
Nick Beckstead (Chair)
Nick did a PhD in Philosophy at Rutgers University, writing his dissertation on the importance of shaping the distant future and helping to launch the Centre for Effective Altruism. Since then, he has worked as a researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, as a Program Officer for Open Philanthropy, and as the CEO of the Future Fund.
Zach is the Interim CEO of EVF US. Previously, he was Chief of Staff at Open Philanthropy, where he managed comms and grantmaking teams, helped set org-wide policies, and worked to identify new Global Health and Wellbeing cause areas for Open Philanthropy, among other things. Prior to his work at Open Philanthropy, he was the director of product and strategy for startup Ivy Research Council and worked as a consultant at Bain and Company.
Eli is a Senior Programme Associate at Open Philanthropy, focusing on Effective Altruism Community Growth. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at Mentor Collective, a Boston educational technology company. He graduated in 2015 from Oberlin College, where he studied computer science and creative writing.
Nicole is the Head of Community Health and Special Projects at the Centre for Effective Altruism, though over the past few months she has been seconded away to focus on EV US board duties. Before working at CEA she was a Research Analyst and Operations Associate at Open Philanthropy and a Staff Assistant at the Centre for Healthcare Ethics.
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