Community Organiser for EA London
I've cross posted to the EA & Global Development Facebook group if you were interested in the responses there as well.
There is a group here that it might be worth posting this to - Altruismo Eficaz América Latina
Hi Bianca, thanks for posting here, there are a few resources that you might find useful.
EA Student Career Mentoring - They offer personalised mentorship for students and recent graduates
WANBAM - WANBAM connects and supports a global network of women and non-binary Effective Altruists through mentorship
Directory of cause/career groups - there may be people in the same area that would want to do this
EA London directory - although most people are based in London a few have written down a similar interest in having an accountability buddy
OPP sometimes add grants that were made months ago to their public database, so rather than just highlight the ones added in the last month, I highlight everything added since I last sent out the update.
As an update, I think trying to combine a directory, forum and wiki into a new website didn't work.
I've redirected the links to a directory on the EA London website and think that using Facebook groups as the place for these discussions makes more sense as it is where people already are.
I think the guiding principles from CEA would suggest that this is a bad idea
"Because we believe that trust, cooperation, and accurate information are essential to doing good, we strive to be honest and trustworthy. More broadly, we strive to follow those rules of good conduct that allow communities (and the people within them) to thrive. We also value the reputation of effective altruism, and recognize that our actions reflect on it. "
This is a good analysis but I think it simplifies between short vs long term, when people often aren't 100% one or the other. As well as whether particular cause areas are short vs long term when some existential risk work could be seen as highly valuable even if an individual didn't value lives tomorrow and some interventions that are seen as near term could have a much bigger impact on the future.
Is that because Facebook is GMT, and the UK is GMT+1?
I have a rough draft of questions that I sometimes send to people who are thinking of contacting someone on the EA London directory.
Questions to ask yourself
To help them decide to meet you can give your background/skills in their areas of interest
Questions you could ask (choose relevant ones)
In London there is a directory that some people have used to arrange 1-1s, I think there are a few others for different locations, careers and causes. I don't know if it's better to have one master directory/CRM/messaging capability on the EA hub or for each group to have their own way of networking.