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).

Who we are

Our activities

EV Ops 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
  • Grantmaking
  • Fundraising
  • 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.

Organisations

Our activities

Leadership

Josh Axford

Josh Axford

Managing Director

Nina Liew

Nina Liew

Interim Head of Fiscal Sponsorship

Litawn Gan

Litawn Gan

Interim Head of Finance

Andrew Leeke

Andrew Leeke

Head of Staff Support

Chloe Malone

Chloe Malone

Head of Systems

Jonathan Michel

Jonathan Michel

Head of Property

Teams

Executive

Executive

Our Executive team brings a laser-sharp focus to the operational and infrastructure needs of our organisations. We guide EV Ops 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.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship

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.

Finance

Finance

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.

Staff Support

Staff Support

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.

Systems

Systems

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.

Property

Property

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.

Updates

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CEA Ops is now EV Ops

Effective Ventures Operations (EV Ops) enables unusually impactful organisations to achieve their goals — by providing world-class operational support and infrastructure.

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Announcing Non-trivial, an EA learning platform for teenagers

Non-trivial is a free online platform to learn how to do a lot of good in the world. We’ve developed a free online course to learn how to have a big impact.

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The Operations team transforms

The last six months has been the most transformational period for Ops so far. We’ve nearly tripled our capacity because it lets us sustain high quality operational support.

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Join our mission

We’re committed to making a positive difference by providing world-class support to some of the most impactful organisations in the effective altruism and longtermism communities.

We’re hiring

Trustees

UK Board: Will MacAskill (Chair), Tasha McCauley, Claire Zabel, Owen Cotton-Barratt, and Nick Beckstead

US Board: Nick Beckstead (Chair), Becca Kagan, and Nicole Ross

Learn more about Effective Ventures (EV).

Contact EV

For enquiries and feedback contact EV Ops.