Adam Steinberg

Communications lead @ Charity Elections (GWWC)
115 karmaJoined Nov 2021Working (15+ years)Seeking workErlangen, Germany



Previous to my 15+ years as an international educator presenting chiefly English Language and Literature in Germany and Wales, I held a range of roles in editing, writing and project management, mostly in line with education and some in the philanthropic realm, in Chicago, Seattle and NYC. Highlights include serving as editor-in-chief an annual magazine for Earth Day Chicago, editing technical articles for Microsoft, and producing (product managing) award-winning educational software for Edmark.

For some months I have been pursuing a career shift into a communications, outreach, PR, movement-building or related role in or near the EA space. (If it involves education, so much the better.) This effort recently bore some tasty fruit: I am now communications lead (PT) for the Charity Elections program, a project cultivated by Giving What We Can and now supported by the EA Infrastructure Fund. I also worked as a marketing copywriter (English) for a high-tech industrial B2B ad agency and production house in Germany.

Current interests related to EA include deepening my understanding of various areas of EA including longtermism and cause prioritization, exploring and developing the stories we use to bring EA to a wider audience, and looking at current thinking around the application of EA approaches and ideas in educational contexts and the working world.

I'm also a sometime volunteer editor for, recently served on the Comms Team for High Impact Professionals, and an amateur songwriter ( with musical theatre cred in the form of a Tisch MFA and various readings in Chicago and NYC. I've got one nice blog entry up for Giving What We Can. Meanwhile, writing and editing stuff can be glimpsed at

How others can help me

Beyond helping me gain deep understanding of EA concepts, I have a new priority: My family will now be moving to the Philippines, so I need to find a position, likely with an international organization, that can be accomplished remotely. So my priority, and the thing I'd appreciate help with, is being pointed towards job opportunities where I can apply my broad communications experience and strong writing and editing skills on behalf of a socially impactful entity along this line.

How I can help others

I am still discovering what I can offer in the EA space. Certainly I have experience with career counseling and writing coach as a secondary educator for 15 years. I rock English and can always advise on anything written, including resumes and important correspondence. And I love good conversations that challenge my priors, so hit me up for a meaningful chat any time about whatever interests you, although especially if you share some interests above. If anyone wants to create something theatrical or musical around EA, I'm your guy. That's a start!


I was thinking more of how we submit fruit of all varieties to the ordeal of extremely gruelling (they must sit still for hours or days at a time) and potentially humiliating still lifes. 

Would love to see a similar analysis for LinkedIn, for example. There are a decent list of groups, from 80K to GWWC, Founders Pledge to the project I work with, GWWC Charity Elections, that aim to target people as professionals, or in specific professions or professional contexts. It would be instructive to see what success EA has had engaging audiences through that platform, and how.

Great points! I appreciate your concern about the original ideas being aimed too much at the job title and not enough at the  individual, and your thoughts on downside risks are also well taken. I like where you take these ideas from a marketing standpoint, as well. 

I have been encouraged by recent developments like the appointment of a head of communications at CEA, and hope ideas like those in my entry above—and improvements upon them, much as you have offered—will be considered increasingly in the coming months.

Stories are powerful things. I know it is just anecdotal, but I would wager The Lorax and possibly other books (The Giving Tree comes to mind in this moment) boosted my interest in environmental protection. Though it may be I was already tending in that direction as a child and they just fit my sensibilities. I mean, I was also reading Konrad Lorenz pretty young...

Guy, do let me know if there is anything else I can answer to help you decide whether to recommend the program to your school. Thanks!   -Adam-

Greg G., our project lead, sent me this information: Last year, a high school with limited English skills ran the event. Here is a testimonial from the teacher. (She requested sponsorship to run another charity election this year. )

”It had been a fulfilling experience for my students, they have not only learned about not charities but also got a chance to practice their language skills which is incredible! What a great accomplishment!”

While we have not started a process of localization for the program, it is a goal to start in the next year. In the meantime, however, it seems the program shows some success with English language learners.  

  • Location: Germany, in the Nürnberg area
  • Remote: Yes.
  • Willing to relocate: Perfer hybrid, but right pull factors and who knows!
  • Skills:
    • Highly versatile and creative communicator (over 10 years of experience) with a drive towards clear and effective messaging honed on professional, marketing, creative, educational and technical texts for diverse audiences in many media.
    • Presentation, planning, training and interpersonal skills developed as project manager and as dedicated international educator for 15 years.
    • Currently marketing copywriter/creative at industrial agency. Conceiving and writing social media and other promotional campaigns, websites, storylines, etc. for high tech B2B, from cybersecurity to the sustainable energy grid. I love working on and learning about new things every day!
    • Also communications lead for Charity Elections, a program supported by Giving What We Can, helping launch/upscale a small nonprofit project in schools. Involved in operations, outreach, promotions, writing of everything from grants to social media posts to curricula around effective giving.
    • Seeking a role in communications, such as marketing or outreach, collaborating with others to explore, explain and inspire solutions to the social and environmental problems of our time.
  • Résumé/CV/LinkedIn: or visit for fun (?) writing/editing samples and formatted CV.
  • Email:
  • Notes:
    • I currently work 15 hours per week for Charity Elections. It would be excellent to find a role that has room for this to continue through our grant period(s) (early 2023 or possibly 2024).
    • I am open to all causes and in many ways prefer multifaceted roles.
    • I dove into EA a bit over a year ago and have not looked back. I am not yet an expert, however. 
  • Available from and until: mid-October and onward.

Thanks again for your initial thoughts.

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