I'm starting an effective altruism newsletter. I myself try to read all the blogs and updates coming from various effective altruism sources, as a matter of habit. I notice between charity evaluators and meta-charities, think tanks and research organizations, and top charities across all favored cause areas, there are over 20 sources and websites to check out.
To keep tabs on all this, I've set up an Effective Altruism Newsletter.
- You receive a newsletter up to once per week.
- The newsletter will include updates on all posts to this forum exceeding 10 upvotes, as well as major announcements from all organizations associated with effective altruism.
- Your email will be kept anonymous, you can unsubscribe at any time, and you're welcome to make suggestions for content.
If you're interested in what it would be like, the sample newsletter for this week can be found here:
You can sign up by sending an email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm hoping to set a Mailchimp system for the newsletter in a week or two, as well as an RSS Feed. In the next several weeks, I intend to set up RSS Feeds or mailing lists for specific cause areas, such as:
- Traditional Philanthropy and Global Aid: poverty reduction, and public health initiatives, in developing countries around the world.
- Animal Welfare: updates on effective altruism regarding animal welfare/rights, including focuses upon wild-animal suffering, factory-farming, and innovations in animal activism.
- Global Risks and Policy: work related to global catastrophic and existential risks, and how to mitigate them, including risks from machine intelligence and the future of humanity.
- Research, Strategy and Breakthroughs: focused upon major research generally related to effective altruism, such as updates from the Centre for Effective Altruism and its various offshoots; and Givewell and the Open Philanthropy Project. This would also include announcements of successes and updates from organizations which would be considered monumental.
If you would like to wait until the email subscription system is improved, or a general or cause-specific RSS Feed, please still send an email to email@example.com. Let me know what you're interested in following or subscribing to. Then, I'll ensure your on that list when it gets started, and I'll notify you about it.