Where I am donating this year and meta projects that need funding

  In this post I cover: How to be the best donor I can be. Some high-level thinking on where to give to have the biggest impact as a medium size donor who is clued up on EA ideas and interested in meta charities. Where I am giving and why.... Read More

General lessons on how to build EA communities. Lessons from a full-time movement builder, part 2 of 4

Introduction For the past year I have been funded by the EA community in London to grow, run and support the community. When setting out to write up my findings from the last year I decide to split it into a few parts: This document aims to capture my intuitions... Read More

Lessons from a full-time community builder. Part 1 of 4. Impact assessment

NOTE: For the past year Sam Hilton has been funded by the EA community in London to grow, run and support the community. This is part 1 of a 4 part write up, broken down as follows: Part 1.   Impact assessment Part 2.   General lessons on how to... Read More

Understanding Charity Evaluation

In this short post I try to set out a model of understanding charity evaluation (and cause prioritisation) research, how and when such this research is useful to people and how it can be done better.   A MODEL OF DO-GOODERS There are many people who want to make the... Read More

Cause: Better political systems and policy making.

Should EAs be fighting for better political systems and better policy making? For governance where the decision makers, at minimum, are incentivised to act in the best long-term interest of the population?   At first glance this could be super important. If you think policy makers should be putting in... Read More

Thinking about how we respond to criticisms of EA

There are thin and thick versions of EA[1]. The thinnest version is that EA is doing good effectively. The thickest versions look at the beliefs held by the majority of the community and says that these beliefs are what EA is. Often critics of EA take a thick version: they... Read More

Effective Altruism London – a request for funding

INTRODUCTION (IE. THE EMOTIONAL ELEVATOR PITCH) There is a huge untapped potential to build a strong vibrant world-changing EA community in London. Recent EA events in London show we can have a significant impact on giving behaviour: 79% of attendees at a talk said they would 'think more where they... Read More

Tips on talking about effective altruism

I noticed that, over the past few years, I have collected a number of tips and introspective thoughts on how best to talk about effective altruism. I have written this up and I posted the list of tips below. I hope this is helpful to someone. I have also posted... Read More

How I organise a growing effective altruism group in a big city in less than 30 minutes a month.

Starting a local group is really easy to do, a lot of fun and you meet some amazing people. And of course you can have a huge huge impact on the world by encouraging people to do good and to think more carefully about how they do good. I started... Read More

Meetup : Super fun EA London Pub Social Meetup

Discussion article for the meetup : Super fun EA London Pub Social Meetup WHEN: 19 April 2016 06:00:00PM (+0000) WHERE: London (see details) Effective Altruism and Giving What We Can London has an incredibly awesome regular social meetup on the third Tuesday of each month - themed around around a... Read More

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