Tom is based in New Zealand and does a range of things within the EA NZ and EA Wellington communities under the broad umbrella of Community Building . They have a background in Youth Development, Personal Development, and Outdoor Education and also volunteer in these spaces. They are (only somewhat actively) looking for additional part time/project based EA work.
Tom has taken the GWWC Pledge, and is broadly cause agnostic, though is personally passionate about Improved Institutional Decision Making.
I can offer:
Support and coaching, particularly in the systems and processes space, or with making /Life Choices/
Learnings from my experience Community Building in Wellington / New Zealand, and with running EA Retreats
Discussions of systems for being a better human (e.g. Journalling, habit building, task management, knowledge management, goal achieving, Notion, communication & relationships)
Despite being an example of "giving is more common" I broadly agree with this post.
I'd conceptualize it as a spectrum, with "Giving books - no strings attached" at one end and "Loaning with a register and stated return timeframe" at the other end. As with most spectrums the healthy spot is likely the middle and context dependent.
For our tabling we ended up giving the books to people who had initiated a display of interest, with a conversation with the recipient about reading it and then passing it on to someone else who would read it. Which allows for sharing of the ideas, even if people weren't able to make it to our events in the future. For people who are already regular attendees, or are likely to become them, I'd advocate for closer to the loan end of the spectrum.
I'd say maybe 10% of people we talked to said they'd heard of EA. Most of those were fairly evenly split between "Positive impression after having some form of previous/current engagement" and "Have seen news about FTX/SBF", with some overlap between the two groups. There were 1 or 2 with vague neutral impressions.
Hey CE team,
I submitted my application a couple of days ago and I've got a question about the application process!
What are the timings for the different stages of the application process, and how much flexibility is there if someone (me, that someone is me) was going to be uncontactable for ~17 days in early November?
I submitted a version of this question with more details to your contact form a couple of days ago. I haven't heard back yet and figured a (slightly) generalised version here could be useful (mostly for me to get a the question seen by the right person, possibly for others in a similar position)
This looks interesting and I'm excited to see updates down the track!
I'm a bit late on the discord link and it's expired. Would you be able to reply/DM me with a new one!