We publish biannual reviews focused on how much we raised for each recommended charity and where we allocated unrestricted donations. We publish annual reviews focused on how much we spent on REG’s activities, and our overall fundraising multiplier across different cause areas.
We conduct annual self-evaluations reviewing our successes and lessons learned. We also publish blog posts evaluating our own impact.
Conflicts of Interest
Relationship with the Effective Altruism Foundation
REG was co-founded by the the Effective Altruism Foundation (EAF) in cooperation with leading poker players. REG has since remained part of EAF and is not an independent legal entity. Therefore, all team members of REG are formally employed by EAF and all donations are processed by EAF. Donations to REG itself are in the form of restricted donations to EAF that may only be used to cover REGs expenses. Because of this relationship, we do not allocate unrestricted donations to EAF or any of its other projects.
Relationship with the Foundational Research Institute
The Effective Altruism Foundation also incubated the Foundational Research Institute (FRI), a research organization exploring ways to reduce suffering in the near and far future. We currently list FRI as one of our recommended charities, and some of FRI’s staff members are on the board of the Effective Altruism Foundation. Lastly, we consult FRI in selecting our list of recommended charities. Because of this conflict of interest, we do not allocate unrestricted donations to FRI.