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Why Groups Should Consider Direct Work

  It has been argued that it is strategically optimal for EA groups to focus on community building rather than direct work [1] . The rationale behind this approach is very sensible, drawing attention to the comparative advantage that groups (university groups especially) ostensibly have to specialise in community building.... Read More
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2017 LEAN Impact Assessment: Evaluation & Strategic Conclusions

  This is the third post in the LEAN Impact Assessment series.   Quantitative Findings Qualitative Findings Evaluation & Strategic Conclusions Methodology   In the previous Quantitative and Qualitative reports we aimed to describe our findings with minimal commentary in order to allow the data to ‘speak for itself’ and... Read More
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2017 LEAN Impact Assessment: Qualitative Findings

  Quantitative Findings Qualitative Findings Evaluation and Strategic Conclusions Methodology   This document is the second in the LEAN Impact Assessment Series, briefly summarising relevant data from our qualitative interviews with 31 EA group organisers. Click here to read the previous report from the series [1]. The third and penultimate... Read More
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2017 LEAN Impact Assessment: Quantitative Findings

  Quantitative Findings Qualitative Findings Evaluation & Strategic Conclusions Methodology   The Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN) is a Rethink Charity project initiated in 2015, which focuses on providing material and informational assistance to university and local EA groups around the world.   This document is the first in the... Read More
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2017 LEAN Impact Assessment

Rethink Charity is happy to announce that the Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN) is conducting an impact assessment due for completion in November 2017. LEAN is now in it’s third year of operation. Although we have previously assessed specific services, this will be the most comprehensive investigation to date. We... Read More
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Local Group Support Overview: CEA, EAF and LEAN

As the Effective Altruism community has grown, efforts have emerged to promote and support the growth of EA groups in universities and cities around the world. Presently there are three organisations supporting EA groups on a large scale. This article outlines the background of each organisation, and clarifies the functional... Read More
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2017 LEAN Statement

Hello! I’m Richenda, Manager of LEAN (the Local Effective Altruism Network). In March I assumed responsibility for the project, having previously worked on it in 2015 and 2016 under Tom Ash. The aim of this post is to keep the EA community informed about our operations, and to share some... Read More