A group of people who want to help you answer the question “How can I do good better?”
You want to make a difference. That’s why you work hard, and why you try your best to use your time and resources to help others. But you have questions:
Effective altruism is about answering a question: how can we use our resources to help others the most?
Rather than doing what feels right, we try to use evidence and careful analysis to hopefully find the best causes to work on.
But it’s no use answering the question unless we act on it. Effective altruism is about following through. It’s about being generous with our time and money to do more good.
Effective Altruism DC is a community of people who are willing to help one another to collectively work towards a better world.
Some EAs earn money so they can donate; others work directly for effective organizations and may donate in addition. But they all understand the criteria: The causes should address large-scale suffering that’s being neglected and that’s preventable through money and effort….
– Rise of the Rational Do-Gooders, Washington Post Magazine. 2020-9-23.
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