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Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most?

Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

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 (https://forum.effectivealtruism.org)

80,000 Hours (http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Effective-Altruism/manage/settings/basic/www.80000hours.org), a resource on high-impact careers

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

We want this to be a friendly and welcoming group, and we ask for everyone's help in maintaining that. If you ever notice a problem or have ideas for things we could improve, please let us know! - Julia, julia.d.wise@gmail.com and/or Johnson, johnson.ramsaur@gmail.com

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