Effective Altruism Outreach is the team behind Effective Altruism Global, Effective Altruism Ventures, effectivealtruism.org, marketing Doing Good Better and The Most Good You Can Do, among other projects. We are part of the Centre for Effective Altruism.
Our goal is to enable the EA community to maximize its positive impact. We do this by creating the infrastructure the EA community needs to be a robust, thriving social movement while ensuring that we continue to develop the virtues we need to stay effective.
The basic argument for funding EAO is as follows:
The EA community could be extraordinarily valuable in the future.
There are actions that a sufficiently capable team could take now to make it more likely that EA becomes extraordinarily valuable in the future.
The EAO team is sufficiently capable.
To keep this post short, I’ve included the best argument and counterargument for each of these claims in the comments below. If you believe all three of these claims, I think we may be an excellent donation target.
As of today we’ve raised $353,500 from Peter Singer, Jaan Tallinn, Investling, Daniel Dewey, Matt Wage, Jim Greenbaum, and Luke Ding. We are looking for $131,788 more to cover our minimum budget, $360,786 more to cover our moderate budget and $582,150 more to cover our growth budget.
You can donate here. If you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be an extremely important year for Effective Altruism. The EA community is likely to continue to grow rapidly, and more work will be needed to ensure that this growth is positive for the long-term future of Effective Altruism. The next few years will determine whether EA is a passing fad like the Ice Bucket Challenge or Kony 2012, or whether EA becomes a global force for good. To be successful we will need to be strategic about how the community develops and we will need to be vigilant to ensure that effective altruism stays effective. The hope of the EAO team is that we can play a part in helping the EA community thrive. We plan to spend 2016 building the infrastructure we need to make sure that the tremendous amount that this community has accomplished so far is only the beginning.
I’m happy to answer your questions here although I prefer meeting people on Skype. Feel free to use my calendar app to find a time to chat. You can also email me at email@example.com.