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Effective [Re]location

I love this! I’m especially interested in making relocation easier for international folks - I’d love to learn more about how you’re thinking about this!

2Peter S. Park8d
Thanks so much for your kind words on our post, Nick! I really appreciate it. One of the non-governmental barriers to relocation for international folks is the general non-accessibility of relevant information. Even something as basic as finding an apartment to rent in a foreign city could present a quite high barrier (and certainly a perceived barrier) to relocation.
3samuel8d
Nick - absolutely! Making relocation more effective is imperative whether it be international or domestic. I believe that domestic migration is wildly underserved but the work done on that topic can and should be expanded to help facilitate immigration.
EA Houses: Live or Stay with EAs Around The World

I love this. It reminds me of stuff like MyPlace (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/travel/airbnb-alternatives-home-sharing.html) but simpler/cleaner as a sheet. 

.01% Fund - Ideation and Proposal

I really like this and think it’s very promising!

Resources on the expected value of founding a for-profit start-up?

Oh how I wish we had an agreed-upon reference class for “startup.”

Momentum 2022 updates (we're hiring)

Thanks! We applied and had the final in-person interview with them in 2019 and didn't get in, and then it no longer made sense after the first round.  

The Altruist - Proposal for an EA Newspaper

I love this and would be happy to help.

Hi Aaron. We're currently curating our own funds across a range of cause areas (pulling together existing evaluators/recommendations), and we're certainly open to integrating with existing funds at some point!

Thanks! Great question. Yes, it's primarily designed to help people who aren't as familiar with effective giving make more meaningful donations. But even for people already engaged, it'll help organize your charities in one place, automate all of your donations, and track the impact of every dollar.

To Grow a Healthy Movement, Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit

Hi Siebe - it's definitely worth distinguishing effective giving, career choice, x-risk, etc. There's likely a whole host of factors that differ between them. To your point (and Peter's question above), it's worth sorting out how we handle this differentiation.

To Grow a Healthy Movement, Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit

Thanks for this. The SEGS consisted of seven items on a 7-point Likert agree/disagree scale: (1) I am interested in Effective Altruism, (2) I would like to learn more about Effective Altruism, (3) I support the Effective Altruism movement, (4), I would share information about Effective Altruism with people in my network, (5) I identify as an "effective altruist," (6) I would like to meet others who support Effective Altruism, and (7) I will donate my money based on Effective Altruism. We also measured a few more-behavioral outcomes e.g., a windfa... (read more)

To Grow a Healthy Movement, Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit

Thanks both, great point. We focused the description in this study on the effective giving and career choice aspects of EA, and the results may well be different depending on the framing -- it'd be worth replicating with something like x-risk. Here's the full description (built from ea.org):

"What is Effective Altruism? Thinking carefully about how to do good. Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to ... (read more)

EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years

Greg, this is fantastic. Congratulations on everything involved in making this a reality. I'm sure many of us will head over for a visit to collaborate and build community (I especially appreciate the handy google calendar!).