Today we announce the launch of EA Resources, an open platform for EA group organizers and a structured, user-friendly repository of content tailored to their needs. It is offered as a part of the new EA Hub which previously hosted details on local groups, a database of EAs and EA Survey data, and currently undergoes a makeover before its full release. The services are developed and operated by Rethink Charity's Local Effective Altruism Network (LEAN).
Our core motivation behind EA Resources was simplifying the transfer of valuable knowledge within the EA network. This has led us to creating a collaborative project with a primary focus on influencing the growth and direction of groups. As their leaders and core members are already preoccupied with a plethora of tasks, they frequently feel overwhelmed with following and searching through numerous communication channels to find content relevant to their present priorities and challenges.
After selecting articles to include and obtaining authors' consent for re-publishing, EA Resources collects the previously scattered information in one place, linking to their original destination to avoid missing out on the broader context and comment sections. Our project is intended to serve a complementary and supportive role to both Effective Altruism Forum and LessWrong 2.0, and will hopefully contribute to the multiplication of impact generated by already existing and newly formed EA groups.
We are starting with a limited set of functions which will likely get expanded and integrated with other EA Hub services in the future, therefore your extensive feedback, questions and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. In order to deliver an added value in the global scale, we put a particular emphasis on utilizing viewpoint diversity in distilling signal from noise, thus welcoming novel and refreshing perspectives. If you'd like to offer your insights and skills in the editorial committee, consider joining our team of volunteering editors or contributing to the project in any other way, and fill out this form.
See you on EA Resources!