Discussion: Adding New Funds to EA Funds

  In our EA Funds launch post , we noted that:   [I]n the future we hope to encourage new fund managers to create new funds with different focus areas than the current options.   As our three-month trial draws to a close we’re now thinking more seriously about adding... Read More

Update on Effective Altruism Funds

This post is an update on the progress of Effective Altruism Funds. If you’re not familiar with EA Funds please check out our launch post and our original concept post . The EA Funds website is here.   EA Funds launched on February 28, 2017. In our launch post we... Read More

My 5 favorite posts of 2016

Cross posted from the EA Newsletter and effectivealtruism.org People in the effective altruism community have collectively spent tens of thousands of hours thinking and writing about how to do the most good. In fact, in December 2016 alone, the community produced 50,000 words of analysis on where to give.  ... Read More

What the EA community can learn from the rise of the neoliberals

*By Kerry Vaughan* ( cross-posted from effectivealtruism.org ) Note: This post should not be taken as an endorsement of neoliberal ideas or policies. Instead, the post is intended to be a case study of how the neoliberals built an influencial intellectual movement over a relatively short perior of time. The... Read More

The Best of EA in 2016: Nomination Thread

Basic Idea The CEA team is thinking of creating a list of the best content from the Effective Altruism community during 2016. This would be distributed on effectivealtruism.org and potentially in the EA Newsletter and elsewhere. The goals of the project would be to: Help busy people stay up-to-date with... Read More

Three Heuristics for Finding Cause X

This post is cross-posted from effectivealtruism.org. In the  October 2016 EA Newsletter , we discussed  Will MacAskill’s idea  that discovering some important, but unaddressed moral catastrophe -- which he calls “ Cause X ” -- could be one of the most important goals of the EA community. By its very... Read More

Review of EA Global 2016 Marketing

This post is a summary of some of the most interesting findings from reviewing the marketing activities conducted by CEA to promote Effective Altruism Global 2016. This is intended as a resource for others working to promote the effective altruism community, sharing what we found worked well and which activities... Read More

Improving the Effective Altruism Network

This post is an edited transcript with slides from the talk I gave at EA Global about improving the value of the Effective Altruism Network. Looking at Effective Altruism from the lens of network effects has proven especially helpful in thinking about some of the important questions in EA movement... Read More

Effective Altruists really love EA: Evidence from EA Global

This year I was in charge of marketing for EA Global. This gave me some useful insights into the EA community and why it's growing rapidly. I'm planning to do a full write-up in the future, but two insights are worth sharing now. More than half of EA Global applications... Read More

Month-long EA movement building experiment: Effective Altruism: Grow

Many EAs are interested in helping to grow the EA movement but aren’t sure how to do it. Talking to friends about EA can sometimes work, but it can also feel sales-y and awkward. To help solve this problem and to help grow the movement, CEA is running a month-long... Read More

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