What we're about

Welcome to Effective Altruism Bay Area!

We are the local chapter of a global community of people trying to do as much good as possible.

Effective altruists combine the head and the heart. The heart motivates us to be empathetic and altruistic towards others, while the head makes sure that what we do is effective and well-directed.

We ask questions such as: Where should we devote our time and money? Which causes will have the greatest impact on the world? Which careers do the most good?

We cross-post events here from the Bay Area EA Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418234331792115/) and related organizations. Please suggest or host your own events. This community is only as active as its members want it to be.


• Host an event: http://bit.ly/eabayareaeventsguide

• Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418234331792115/

• Google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/effective-altruism-bay-area

• Effective altruism: http://www.effectivealtruism.org (http://www.effectivealtruism.org/)

Upcoming events (2)

Goals & Habits - SF Effective Altruism

1040 Folsom St

It's that time of year when people start to make resolutions to change their behavior for the better. At this meetup we'll go through some structured exercises to craft goals and habits for the new year to increase your odds to sticking to them. Much of the material will be drawn from the book Atomic Habits. Here's a summary: https://fourminutebooks.com/atomic-habits-summary/ Cross-posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/328536164427059/

Women & Non-Binary in Effective Altruism

Berkeley REACH (Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub)

Come celebrate gender diversity in the Effective Altruism community! This is an open invitation to all women and non-binary effective altruists and friends of Effective Altruism. Come hang out, share your experience with EA, and see some new faces. EA’s and friends of EA who do not identify as female or non-binary are welcome to listen and help promote a gender-inclusive environment. https://www.facebook.com/events/387241005366057/

Past events (34)

Effective Altruism Holiday Social

Standard Deviant Brewing

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