Got a question via email asking whether people in the sector have been receptive to the "somewhat radical idea" of GiveWell. My impression is that they have been - it could just be because the sector is so much more polite than the one I'm coming from, but I generally feel like we've gotten a much warmer reception than others who set themselves up as "evaluators" (always a controversial thing to be doing), and I think it has to do with a fundamental difference between the way we see our role and the way most grantmakers and evaluators see theirs.
To introduce myself, I'm the founder (in 1987) and president of CompuMentor/TechSoup, the parent organization of NetSquared. That said, we're committed to an open, transparent process and my votes will count as much and no more than anyone else's. And *that* said, we are facing a nice problem, but a problem all the same, and this blog entry is an attempt to address it.