A consultancy is a professional practice that provides expert advice in a particular field or subject.

Effective altruism organizations are often constrained by the difficulty of accessing talented specialists when their needs fluctuate too rapidly to justify a new hire. Effective altruism consultancies have been proposed as a partial solution to this problem.[1] People capable of doing temporary work for a variety of organizations could be permanently employed by such consultancies. Possible examples of effective altruism consultancies include Rethink Priorities, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative and Good Growth.

Further reading

80,000 Hours (2021) All content tagged "consulting", 80,000 Hours.

Beckstead, Nick (2015) Management consulting (for skill-building & earning to give), 80,000 Hours, March (updated April 2015).

Muehlhauser, Luke (2021) EA needs consultancies, Effective Altruism Forum, June 28.

Todd, Benjamin (2019) Before committing to management consulting, consider directly entering priority paths, policy, startups, and other options, 80,000 Hours, November.

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    Muehlhauser, Luke (2021) EA needs consultancies, Effective Altruism Forum, June 28.