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 (1)

Effective Altruism Picnic in the Park

Mission Dolores Park

Join us for a picnic at Dolores Park! We’ll have some light snacks. You're encouraged to bring picnic blankets, snacks, drinks, and desserts. Kids are welcome.

When: Saturday, February 18 from 1-3pm

  • 1:00 pm - Event starts
  • 1:30 pm - Announcements and group photo
  • 3:00 pm - Event ends, but anyone is welcome to keep hanging out in the park

Where: Mission Dolores Park
We’ll meet behind the Helen Diller playground: https://goo.gl/maps/PZkoituQMvCD5bgP9

Transit options:

  • BART: 17 minute (0.8 mile) walk from 16th St Mission
  • Light rail J-Church line: Right next to Right of Way/20th Street station
  • Bus 33: Right next to 18th St & Church St stop
  • Parking: Street parking

We recommend checking the weather and dressing accordingly.

Covid protocol: This is an outdoor, unmasked event. We ask all attendees to be vaccinated or have a negative test within the past two days.

Past events (49)

Alignment Research Collaborator Speed-Meeting

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