20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA
Join us this evening for a lesson in effective altruism and the chance to donate someone else's money for a good cause! We'll be conducting a Giving Game with the help of our parent organizations' national partner, The Foundation Beyond Belief. You can find out more about Giving Games (and FBB) here: https://foundationbeyondbelief.org/giving-games/
Our First Wednesday Dialog series brings in outside speakers to share interesting topics related to Humanism -- kind of like Ted Talk. We socialize and enjoy refreshments until about 7:15, at which point the speakers presents for as long as they choose, usually until 8:00 or so. At this point we pass the mic around and have a group discussion about the topic. When the discussion wraps up, we continue with more refreshments and socializing until around 9:00 when all attendees are welcome to join our open steering committee meeting.
We take donations at the door to cover the cost of the meeting ($5 is suggested). Half of the donations (after we pay the rent) are given as an honorarium to the speaker. All regular attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments to share.
Note that we have a large mailing list outside of Meetup.com so the RSVP numbers are generally much lower than the actual attendance.