The Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI)

What problem are they working on?

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI) works on what has been called the “Artificial Intelligence Control Problem”:

Surveys of leading AI researchers suggest a significant probability of human-level machine intelligence in this century.
A human-level machine intelligence might not share human values, which might cause it to perform actions negatively […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Charities|0 Comments

Double your impact: Dimi and Dan Shak launch matching challenge

Dimi and Dan Shak challenge the poker community to donate $35,000 to highly effective charities. They will match every donation dollar by dollar, thus doubling the effect of every donation.

“I first became aware of REG through Igor, Liv, and Phil when watching a poker live stream a couple of years ago. I was instantly convinced […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roman’s charity marathon for a better world

Roman Romanovsky, who first got in touch with REG at an EPT stop a couple of years ago, had already initiated a charity marathon in 2015, when he grinded for more than four months and ultimately donated $18,500 to highly effective charities such as the Against Malaria Foundation, GiveWell’s top recommended charity, and the Machine Intelligence Research […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REG Semiannual Report S1 2016

This is the semiannual report detailing all money moved by REG. As always, it’s intended to create transparency about where REG donations are allocated. In the first half of 2016, REG supporters donated a total of $301,847  to highly effective charities.

The exact allocation of all (i.e., restricted and unrestricted) donations is shown in the interactive […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Fuzzies” from charitable acts: A reply to Daniel Negreanu

In a recent interview with Calvin Ayre’s Lee Davy, poker legend Daniel Negreanu brings up a very important point about the good feeling and emotional connection (“fuzzies”) one gets from helping others. When comparing giving $500 to buy anti-malaria bednets vs. funding a school trip for a particular person, he states:
“There is something about humanity […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Effective Giving|0 Comments

Annual REG Transparency Report 2015

This is REG’s second annual transparency report (2014 report), intended to create transparency about where REG donations went in 2015, and how money raised for effective charities relates to money spent on REG operations.

In 2015, REG donors gave an overall amount of  $597,820 to effective charities, while REG’s expenses amounted to a total of $75,242 […]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Reports|0 Comments


Raising for Effective Giving is running the #SCOOP4Charity fundraiser to raise money for the most effective charities and to spread effective giving among the online community.
The Final Table Pledge
By taking the Final Table Pledge, players commit to giving 3% or more of their final table cashes to highly cost-effective charities. These charities have a positive […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Effective Giving, Events, Poker|1 Comment

REG is hiring: Join our team!

Raising for Effective Giving (REG) promotes effective giving among specific high-impact communities. REG is best known for its work in the professional poker community, where it has raised more than $1,000,000 for high impact charities so far. Now, REG is expanding into the financial sector, and potentially other areas.

We’re looking for a Director of Growth to […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REG has officially raised $1,000,000 for highly effective charities!

We are very happy to announce that REG has officially raised $1,000,000 from our supporters and directed these funds to highly effective causes. We reached this milestone just before the end of 2015, and with the publication of our latest transparency report, it’s official.

How we reached this milestone

REG was started by a core group of poker players, […]

By |February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report on money moved S2 2015

This is the semiannual report detailing all money moved by REG. As always, it’s intended to create transparency about where REG donations are allocated. In the second half of 2015, REG supporters donated a total of $382,755 to highly effective charities!
What happened in S2 2015
Here are some highlights of  what’s happened from July to December 2015 […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Reports|0 Comments