Developing, promoting, and implementing
effective altruism.

Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism is an honest attempt at answering the question—how can we do as much good as possible? As a global community we apply the scientific principles of empirical inquiry and self-correction through open discussion to figure out how to use our time and money to help others as effectively as possible. Then we go and do it.

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What we do

As part of the global effective altruism movement, we strive for a world without extreme suffering. To develop, promote, and implement the philosophy of effective altruism we run projects in three areas: research, community, and philanthropy.

News

December 20, 2017

Annual Review 2017

Last year was a very successful one: we collected around 3 million euros for effective charities; kicked off a campaign for a national ballot initiative in Switzerland; spun off two projects, namely Sentience Politics and the Sentience Institute; launched a research project on wild-animal suffering; published a position paper on evidence-based development cooperation; held numerous…

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December 1, 2017

Our plans for 2018

Last year was a successful one: we collected around 3 million euros for effective charities; kicked off a campaign for a national ballot initiative in Switzerland; spun off two projects, namely Sentience Politics and the Sentience Institute; launched a research project on wild-animal suffering; published a position paper on evidence-based development cooperation; held numerous workshops,…

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October 9, 2017

EAGxBerlin 2017 – information for participants

[toc] Program You can find the full program booklet here. Stay up-to-date It's possible that we'll have to make short-term changes. In order to stay up-to-date, you can check out this page or the Facebook event from time to time. Updates: (Saturday, 4 pm) Today's official program is over soon, but we'd love to meet…

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Research

What are the world’s most pressing problems, and how can we solve them? Our research projects, the Foundational Research Institute and Wild-Animal Suffering Research, seek to answer this open-ended question. We also write policy papers on the most relevant results of their work so as to influence public discourse and decision-making.

Community

We want to build a community of exceptionally committed people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. We provide infrastructure in the form of events and local groups in order to help the movement grow sustainably and ensure that the core ideas of effective altruism are not lost. In the public sphere we seek to portray its ideas in all their nuance to prevent misconceptions.

Philanthropy

We want to establish the ideas of effective altruism as a new norm within the realm of philanthropy, thereby enabling donors to have the biggest impact they can. To that end, we offer donation advice and the possibility of tax-efficiently supporting effective organizations all over the world.

Services

Talk to Us

Do you have questions about which causes to prioritize or how fundamental values should influence your actions?
We’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have about the philosophy and application of effective altruism. We help committed members of the movement to gain an overview of the most crucial considerations.

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Donation Advice

Planning to donate a large amount?
Let us know, and we’ll get in touch with you directly to discuss how you can make the most of your donation.

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Become Active

On our German effective altruism platform, you’ll find all the information you need to learn more about the movement, make a high-impact donation, and plan your own career.

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