What we're about
Effective altruism is about using evidence and reason to figure out how to improve the world as much as possible, and then taking action based on that.
How can we best use our money and time to make a difference? How do we decide what to do when we can't get perfect information? Let's get together and talk about that.
Some useful sources on the topic:
Effective Altruism Forum (http://www.effective-altruism.com/)
80,000 Hours (http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Effective-Altruism/manage/settings/basic/www.80000hours.org), a career resource for those interested in effective altruism
GiveWell (http://www.givewell.org) and Animal Charity Evaluators (https://animalcharityevaluators.org/), charity evaluators
Giving What We Can (http://www.givingwhatwecan.org), a giving community