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Diversity debacle amongst animal advocates?


Animal Charity Evaluators is a non-profit charity evaluator founded in 2012, dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals, much like GiveWell does so for the global health and development charity sector.

One of their major focuses is building the global animal welfare community, and any kind of scandal in their midst would be a significant setback.

ACE explicitly includes "the organization has a healthy attitude toward representation/diversity, equity, and inclusion (R/DEI)" as part of "Criterion 5: Leadership and Culture", one of their seven evaluation criteria during their evaluation process. This approach has previously drawn both praise and criticism, for example with respect to their grant to Encompass.

Will ACE or any of its top or standout charities see a scandal related to racial inequity or discrimination in 2021?

Whether an event is a "scandal related to racial inequity or discrimination" will be resolved per the "I know it when I see it" standard from Jacobellis v. Ohio, possibly after consulting with ACE. In the case of disagreement among metaculus users, ACE's ruling will decide resolution.

This question belongs to the Animal Charity Evaluators Strategy series. This is a series of questions intended to introduce Animal Charity Evaluators to the idea of using forecasting as a tool to inform their strategy. The questions were created by Misha Yagudin and Nuño Sempere, in consultation with ACE.

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