About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Recent Donations

I think that at the margin at the moment, a dollar to One Step for Animals does the most to reduce suffering. Long-term, I think the work of The Good Food Institute has the biggest potential to reduce suffering.

My personal non-animal donations have gone to small organizations doing important work without a lot of recognition:

Transgender Law Center

The Trevor Project

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Obviously, though, small organizations can't undo massive structural setbacks. So I've recently donated to the senate campaigns in Iowa and North Carolina, with the hope being those dollars have the greatest marginal impact. No, I don't think my contributions are likely to make a difference, or that the expected value is the same as the amount given. But I think the ... slight hope? ... the donations provide me make them worth it, in the same way text banking, letter writing, and (previously) knocking doors did. 

No comments: