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Scientific Charity Movement

A group of relatively well-off people apply ideas from science to charity, trying to improve efficiency and end poverty. It doesn't turn out well. Sounds like something I should read up on. There was a movement, starting around 1870, to replace municipal and religious aid to the poor with a... Read More
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50% every 5 years > 10% every year

As I meet more EAs, I'm surprised at the number who donate 10% annually. I share their bias and preference to give now, although I acknowledge there is a somewhat-convincing argument for investing now and giving later. (I've overcome this objection by seeking out donation matching opportunities.) Whatever you reasoning,... Read More
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Some Organisational Changes at the Centre for Effective Altruism

This post explains a number of recent changes regarding the organisational structure of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA). These are primarily changes to the internal structure of the organisation; for that reason, this post should be primarily of interest to people who follow CEA very closely. However, I also... Read More
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Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship: Mental Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Ashley Demming, Eric Gastfriend, Lori Holleran, and Danielle Wang. This is the Executive Summary of the final report from a Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship project advising a family foundation on grantmaking opportunities and strategy . The full report (redacted for client confidentiality) is available here . This research was conducted... Read More
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Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship: Water, Sanitation, and Handwashing

By Jeff Glenn, Monica Kwok, and Zhihan Ma. This is the Executive Summary of the final report from a Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship project on identifying innovative organizations in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) space . The full report (redacted for client confidentiality) is available here . This research was... Read More
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The Giving Game Project's Annual Report

Cross-posted from The Life You Can Save's blog. Executive Summary With another school year in the books, it's time to take stock here at The Giving Game Project. This report reflects back on our progress over the last year, where we stand relative to our long-term goals, and our plans... Read More
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Reasons for EA Meetups to Exist

The latest Slatestarcodex post distinguishes between pushing and pulling goals. A pulling goal is when you start off with the goal and figure out how to achieve it (ie. end world poverty), a pushing goal is when you are given a structure and have to choose a goal that can... Read More
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EA != minimize suffering

In many ways, most EAs are extraordinarily smart, but in one way EAs are naive. The most well known EAs have stated that the goal of EA is to minimize suffering. I can't explain this well at all, but I'm certain that is not the cause or effect of altruism... Read More
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EA Global: Call for Volunteers

Effective Altruism Global (August 5th - 7th at UC Berkeley) is looking for volunteers to help with this year's conference. Are you interested in contributing more to EA movement building, community management, or in working to make the conference a success? If so, come work with the EA Global team... Read More
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The Effective Altruism Newsletter & Open Thread – July 2016

Here is the latest newsletter, brought to you by the Effective Altruism Newsletter Team: This is an open thread, so feel free to comment about anything, whether it's what you've got up to in the last month, or awesome plans for new EA things. The Monthly EA Newsletter – July... Read More

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