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The Effective Altruism Newsletter & Open Thread – April 2016

What would you expect to be different for non English-speaking countries? And if there are such differences, which is quite probable, won't differences of a similar kind exist in turn between non English-speaking countries?

I am also unaware of any comprehensive guide for promoting EA, although there are guides on aspects of what can be considered promoting EA, like on establishing chapters and giving talks, of course.

If you are looking for specific advice, I suggest you talk to EA organizations like .impact or EA Outreach.

0[anonymous]6yThe main difference is there are a lot of EA texts available in english, and EA and GiveWell have been mentioned in media in English a lot. Same is not true for Russian. Also GiveWell is very American-centrous, it compares everything to US based charities and in other ways assumes that the reader is living in the US. Thanks, I'll take a look at them.
The Value of Those in Effective Altruism

In the last years some research has been done on movement building and organizing. The conclusion of "Hahrie Han (2015): How Organisations Develop Activists" is that successful organisations don't rely solely on attracting people that are already motivated and skilled but also on actively developing their activists by coaching and mentoring them from the bottom up and moving them up "the activist ladder". Instead of organizing events the leaders in high engagement organisations "organize organizers". The activist ladder may co... (read more)

0Gleb_T6yI like the idea of a pyramid of coaches. EA Action already does something a bit like this, but much more work can be done.