We offer video calls with members of the effective altruism community. We do this because we want to help you identify crucial considerations that could affect your plans for improving the world, e.g. what cause area or intervention to focus on. Identifying the cause that best fits your values and empirical beliefs is crucial, since focusing on the wrong one might mean losing impact in everything you do – be it your career choice, your donations, advocacy or any other form of activism.
While you can find a lot of content on such considerations online, navigating through all the information and identifying the pieces that are most relevant to your situation can be challenging, particularly if you haven’t been a member of the community for many years.
Not quite sure yet if such a call would be helpful to you? We think they are most useful if any of the following applies to you:
- You have been following the community for a while but haven’t really had the time to dig deeper into some crucial considerations relating to cause prioritization, and you would appreciate some guidance for this.
- You have already thought about cause prioritization quite extensively, but would like to discuss your plans with someone to make sure you haven’t missed any important considerations. (Our focus for this is currently on people who prioritise the long-term future.)
- You are familiar with the ideas of effective altruism and are particularly interested in EAF’s philosophy and work, and how having more suffering-focused values could affect your career choice.
We expect you to be familiar with the core ideas and causes of effective altruism. You should have read the pieces in bold in this EA reading list or an equivalent of those before applying for a call. Beyond this, the only requirement is that you are excited about engaging with philosophical issues related to effective altruism, and be open to changing your plans based on the answers to those. We are particularly excited to talk to people who prioritise or consider prioritising the long-term future.
If you’re interested in doing a call, please fill in the form below, and we’ll get in touch with you shortly! The calls usually take 30-45 minutes, and can be done in English or in German. We look forward to talking to you! 🙂
Community manager: Tobias Pulver
Tobias has been active in the Swiss and German effective altruism community since its very beginning. Previously, Tobias led our fundraising project Raising for Effective Giving, where he helped fundraise more than a million dollars in donations for highly effective charities.