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  1. How to influence company charity

    I'm an employee at a new-ish, 500 person company that will have its' first charitable giving committee next year. What can I do to nudge the company's giving decisions in a good direction?

    I expect they'll probably choose based on warm fuzzies, fitting in with the company narrative, and/or ability to offer their services to a charity. The company culture is pretty good about listening to suggestions, so the idea I had in mind was to find or write an article that shows how the company's values align with some EA principles or an unusually good charity. I'll also find…

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      • Publish career guide as pdf

        I would like to see the career guide available as a downloadable pdf for two reasons:

        (1) I would like to be able to read it offline, like on a bus trip
        (2) I find the linked web structure of a website more difficult to navigate than the inherently linear structure of a pdf when I'm trying to read everything.

        You could update the pdf every few months as the website updates, or you could update it each time you update a section on the website. I know it would be a bit more work, but I would find it…

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        • Please add a wider variety of careers.

          Would prefer more breadth than depth, if you don't have the resources for both. Include international careers like Humanitarian Aid, International Organizations, International Development Banks, International NGOs. Include career starters like Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America, etc. (and you can discuss the problematic aspects of those programs too). Government bureaucracy, different types of journalism, advocacy, community organizing, direct action and activism. Prison reform, school reform, teaching. CSR, sustainable business practice, sustainable building, various sciences related to environmental preservation, agricultural science. There are a ton of careers out there even within a very narrow definition of social impact. If you…

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          • Should language skills be a part of career capital?

            Versatile and valuable for a life time.

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            • Career suggestion: patent attorney

              Patent attorneys are well paid (6 figure salaries possible after qualification with 5+ years' experience: http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/career-advice/patent-attorney-salaries/) and the profession is not that well known amongst STEM graduates. It's a possibility for someone who has a technical background but doesn't want to go into a strictly quantitative profession. There is good potential for earning to give.

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              • Please modify or delete the heading that appears every time you move up when reading a blog post.

                Perhaps most people don't read like me, but I often move up to re-read something etc, and it's annoying to have that appear each time.

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                • 3 votes
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                  • Get annotate-able texts!

                    So you have so many inspiring things on here. People want to comment, ask questions and interact with the text. Furthermore it would be possible to open up the texts meta-level which allows more mind broadening.

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                    • Feedback for new 80k site

                      Initial impression on new 80k website: Looks more professional. More exciting - having the causes on the front page probably helps. I liked the 'getting started' bit in the research menu, but still felt a little overwhelmed by all the links.

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