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

Effective Altruism Outreach winter fundraiser

  Read our 2016 plan Donate Watch Kerry's talk at EA Global Effective Altruism Outreach is the team behind Effective Altruism Global , Effective Altruism Ventures , effectivealtruism.org , marketing Doing Good Better and The Most Good You Can Do , among other projects. We are part of the Centre... Read More

EA Ventures Request for Projects + Update

Below are some brief updates on EA Ventures for those who followed our launch thread . Request for Projects We've recently released EA Ventures' Request for Projects  which details some of the projects that the EA Ventures team and funders find especially promising. We modeled this after YCombinator's Request for... Read More

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