Welcome to the EA Forum!
If you're familiar with effective altruism already, you can skip this post.
If you aren't, we're glad you found us. Effective altruism (or "EA") brings together many interesting ideas, and people within the movement have already accomplished a lot.
What is effective altruism?
Effective altruism is a social movement for people who want to improve the world as much as they can, using the time and resources we can spare.
There are a lot of ways to do good, of course. But we try to find strategies that are especially effective, because lives are at stake and we need to make every resource count.
The EA Handbook introduces the big ideas of effective altruism, and some of the areas that people in the movement tend to focus on. It's a work in progress; if you read it, we'd love to hear your feedback!
This page contains additional resources in a variety of formats, from articles and books to videos and podcasts.
What is the EA Forum?
The Forum is the main online resource for discussing effective altruism, from basic concepts to cutting-edge debate.
If you have questions about the Forum, or about effective altruism in general, we'd be happy to answer them! Here's information on how to contact us.