The majority of donations were done during December (I start around my birthday) although after my credit card got suspended last year I spread them across several days.
The inspiring others bit seems to have worked a little. Ed Costello has blogged his donations for 2017.
I’ll note that throughout the year I’ve also been giving money via Patreon to several people whose online content I like. I suspended these payments in early-December but they have backed down on the change so I’ll probably restart them in early 2018.
As usual my main donation was to Givewell. This year I gave to them directly and allowed them to allocate to projects as they wish.
- $US 600 to Givewell (directly for their allocation)
In march I gave to two organization I follow online. Transport Blog re-branded themselves as “Greater Auckland” and is positioning themselves as a lobbying organization as well as news site.
and lastly I gave to various Open Source Projects that I regularly use.