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Introducing EA Resources by LEAN

Done. Let us know if you'd like to share some good counterarguments to our current line of thinking and/or alternative ideas on making the best use of EA Resources platform!

Introducing EA Resources by LEAN

Thanks for the kind words and a clarification, Ollie. James' comments were the reason for misattribution, which we corrected. :) Many of us also believe that unless there are exceptionally good opportunities, local groups do better by filling talent gaps and influencing career paths rather than raising funds. By re-publishing the article on Big Match campaign, we wanted to enable more organizers to learn about your past experiences and potentially draw insights useful for their current projects. Feel free to request adding notes, updates or any other ... (read more)

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Thanks! In which case, could you possibly add this note somewhere: "I'm not sure it's something I'd want promoted as an activity local groups should try anymore, since their comparative advantage is community building and not fundraising. I think I frame that kind of campaign in too positive a light and don't offer reasons for why a group might not want to do it, implying that I think groups should run a Big Match campaign". Feel free to write in the third person (i.e. "the author is not sure that this campaign is something they would want promoted etc.") I think you more thoroughly address my concern in your reply to mingyuan. I'm not sure I agree with your strategy of providing an interconnected network instead of deferring to CEA or LW but I appreciate that you've considered this carefully and provide justification :)
Introducing EA Resources by LEAN

Based on the recent EA Survey data, we believe that there's a significant value in fostering coordination and bridging the gap between EA and rationality circles. While these two may often overlap at the local level, our sample indicated that the ratio of people on one platform (EA Forum or LessWrong) to these on both of them is over 2.6:1. In addition, it pointed out to surprisingly low numbers of EAs on Forum (20%) or LW (19%) compared with EA FB (50%) and in groups (40%). From a more personal perspective, chatting with many EA organizers in person ... (read more)

Introducing EA Resources by LEAN

Thank you, Ozzie. We agree that this form of feedback is usually more informative and time-efficient for both sides than the written one. As we currently focus on making adjustments based on your commentary, you should be able to see them soon!