What we're about

We are building a community for all those interested in doing good better. We consider scale, neglectedness, and tractability to look for underrated opportunities to do good, then we build our careers around them. We support and care for one another to plan for the long term: building, not burnout.

We meet:

- EVERY SECOND TUESDAY for a discussion group (find the event page for more details)

- ONLINE EVERY DAY in our facebook messenger chat (come along to our meetup to join the group!)

We meet to network with aspiring effective altruists, find out more about effective altruism, current global trends, and learn more about the world's most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them!

We are loosely aligned to the global EA movement. You can read more about the global movement here https://www.effectivealtruism.org/ or read third party summary here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_altruism

Whether you're a seasoned EA or whether this is the first time you've ever heard of EA, you are warmly welcome to come along and find out more.

OPEN TO ALL: We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasise that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all ages, religions, belief systems, and political perspectives are welcome at our meetings to share in our common interest in effective altruism.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ONLINE: Check out the New Zealand Effective Altruism Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/838075399618153/ to join the discussion.

CHAT WITH US ONLINE AT https://m.me/join/Abaero_uwyCzE_9m

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: Follow the Effective Altruism Auckland Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/effectivealtruisma... (https://www.facebook.com/effectivealtruismaucklandcity) .

the best,

Your meetup organisers Ben, Mako, and Miko.

Upcoming events (1)

Discussion Group Meetup: Global Health & Development

Needs a location

The topic of this group discussion is global health and development: how can we most improve the health and well-being of the people most in need?

Some prompts to think about:

  • Are there any better ways to improve the lives of people living today?
  • Are there any newer or neglected areas of global health not getting enough attention?
  • How important is to create sustainable solutions that address root causes vs directly applying "band-aid" solutions that address the symptoms?
  • How can we improve public messaging of this cause-area to encourage more people to give to it?

READINGS/MATERIALS:

Cause profile: Global Health and Development
List of the highest impact, most cost effective charities

Bonus I: When Doing Good Goes Wrong (a criticism of "band-aid" giving)
Bonus II: Peter Singer's The Life You Can Save -- Saving a Child (pages 26 - 40)
Bonus video: Egoistic Altruism (7 minutes long)

LOCATION: Lim Chhour food court on K Road

We meet every month to discuss topics relating to effective altruism and get to know each other better. We consider importance, neglectedness, and tractability to look for underrated opportunities to make the world a better place, and then we support each other in pursuing those opportunities. We plan for the long term: building, not burnout.

OPEN TO ALL: Our group is open to people from all stages and walks of life including working professionals, students, retirees, and any other people interested in effective altruism are warmly invited to attend.

We strive to ensure a diverse set of voices are heard, and we emphasize that women and non-binary people, tangata whenua and other people of colour, and people of all religions, belief systems, and political perspectives are welcome at our meetings.

TIME: Don't worry if you can't make it on time. It's fine to turn up late.

READ UP: Discussion goes better when you come informed. At the same time, if you don't get a chance to read up, we'd rather you still come along than not!

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