Re. Finances: I have no idea what the other fund members would think of this, but I think you should apply for the LTF-future fund, if you haven’t done so already (see the last post that I made).
Whoa, for some reason I thought that LTF fund is not relevant to us, but looks like I was wrong. Thank you!
For context: in the last few months I applied for two CEA grants.
Community Building grants (in December, outside of a funding round, so they warned me that the bar will be higher); they decided not to fund and asked to reapply. In the current Feb 2019 round there’s a $150,000 budget cap, and since there’d be a risk of Kocherga competing against EA Russia team (which is separate from Kocherga), I decided not to reapply this time.
I also applied to the EA Meta Fund, since it seemed like a closest match for what we’re doing. They responded that they’re not interested for now and that I should apply to the Community Building grant instead.
We could work more on improving our reputation on LW and EA forum (I have a few long posts in mind, e.g. our community building strategy which we’ve developed recently and which we’re very hopeful about), but that’s a costly strategy and there’s a lot of uncertainty on whether that would be useful (for us or for the international community).