Links from Last three months

How to get a new cause into EA

Effective altruism has had three main direct broad causes (global poverty, animal rights, and far future), for quite some time. I have often heard people worry that it’s too hard for a new cause to be accepted by the effective altruism movement. Simultaneously, I do not really see people presenting... Read More

69 things that might be pretty effective to fund

Opinions are mine. If you comment on one of these items, please quote the item in full at the start of your comment. Other people can then upvote and downvote other comments depending on whether you think it’s worthy of funding. Below I list 69 pretty effective funding opportunities. These... Read More

Effective Altruism Foundation update: Plans for 2018 and room for more funding

This post provides an overview of the Effective Altruism Foundation’s plans for the coming year. A version of this update was also published on our blog . The Effective Altruism Foundation is a Berlin-based EA meta-charity that fundraises for EA charities, builds the German-speaking EA community, and does research on... Read More

Announcing the 2017 donor lottery

We’re excited to announce that is hosting the 2017 effective altruism donor lottery! You can enter the lottery, and read more about the rationale and methodology on A donation lottery is a different way to donate. Rather than making a donation to a charitable organization directly, you can... Read More

Deliberate Performance in People Management

Deliberate Performance in People Management   Summary: Managerial skills are consistently listed as one of the biggest talent gaps in effective altruism, including in this years' survey . This article summarizes some techniques to more rapidly increase people management skills, using the Deliberate Performance framework.   A few months ago,... Read More

Mental Health Shallow Review

What is the problem? Mental illness is a big umbrella covering many problems, some of which don’t have very much in common.  Broadly defined, a mental illness is a condition affecting a person’s thinking, emotions, or mood, which lacks a physical or environmental explanation. For example, both thyroid deficiency and... Read More

Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA): an overview of 2017 and our 2018 plans

This post is cross-posted from the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) blog . By posting to the EA Forum we hope to increase visibility on our work and give everyone the ability to comment and ask questions.    This has been a big year for the Centre for Effective Altruism... Read More

How you can save expected lives for $0.20-$400 each and reduce X risk

    Summary The Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters ( ALLFED ) is a new EA-aligned charity with potential for high cost effectiveness in the global poverty and existential risk spaces. I have posted on the EA forum before about getting prepared for alternate foods (roughly those not... Read More

[Paper] Interventions that May Prevent or Mollify Supervolcanic Eruptions

Supervolcanic eruptions are approximately 10 times as powerful as the eruption that caused the year without a summer in 1816. A supervolcanic eruption would cause local devastation, but the main problem is blocking the sun for years and starvation (with possible loss of civilization without recovery and other far future... Read More

EA #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Matching Retrospective

by Avi Norowitz Summary For #GivingTuesday this year, Facebook had announced  that Facebook and the Gates Foundation would match donations made on Facebook up to $2 million. A number of us saw this as a rare opportunity  to get donations to EA nonprofits counterfactually matched, similar to employer matching programs... Read More

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