The main goal of this approach is to identify, attract, and develop top talent–and help them have more impact. I think EA local groups should focus on this because they have a comparative advantage at community building. The most valuable direct work often requires specialised skills and knowledge, and is best done in a professional…Read more
Developing, promoting, and implementing
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 to figure out how to use our resources to help others as effectively as possible. Then we go and do it.Learn more about effective altruism
What we do
We help grow the global effective altruism movement and 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.
Last year was a very successful one: we collected around 5 million U.S. dollars 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…Read more
Last year was a successful one: we collected around 5 million U.S. dollars 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…Read more
What are the world’s most pressing problems, and how can we solve them? Motivated by our concern for extreme suffering, 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 to influence relevant decision-makers.
We want to build a community of exceptionally committed people who have dedicated their lives to helping others and are cognizant of the complexity of this task. We host events and support local groups in order to help the movement grow sustainably and ensure that the core ideas of effective altruism are maintained. In the public sphere we seek to portray its ideas in all their nuance to prevent misconceptions.
We want to establish the ideas of effective altruism as a new norm within the realm of philanthropy. To that end, we offer individual advice for donors who seek to have the biggest impact they can. We also allow donors to tax-efficiently supporting effective organizations all over the world.