Clear Fund Board Meeting - 01/03/2008

On January 3, 2008, the Clear Fund Board of Directors held a conference-call meeting to discuss recent staff misbehavior. This page contains the edited audio recording of the meeting, along with copies of the agenda and all other attachments that were used in it.

Frequently Asked Questions about this incident


If you'd like to listen to the meeting, the link below allows you to do so. Please note the following:

  • Audio from the executive session of the meeting, where the Board discussed staff performance, has been removed from the recording on the advice of counsel. The omitted part begins at the 52nd minute. The board believes that the Statement from the GiveWell Board of Directors posted on the GiveWell blog accurately reflects the views discussed and the decisions made during executive session.
  • All Board meeting recordings are edited to remove dead air at the beginning and end.
  • All Board meetings are monitored for comments that are both easily misinterpreted and insignificant, which are then removed. This meeting contains no such removals.

Board meeting audio (1 hour 10 minutes)


Below are all the attachments that Board members used at the meeting. Note that none of these documents represent official Clear Fund positions; they were prepared by staff to help facilitate discussion, and all official decisions were made after their preparation.


Below is the official statement from the Board of Directors that followed this meeting. The statement was made on January 6, 2008 and amended (adding Paragraph 5) on January 11, 2008.

Official Statement of the Clear Fund Board of Directors