What we're about

How much of our resources should be given to improve the world? Of all the ways to make a difference, what will have the greatest impact? What are the best charities? Madison Effective Altruism is a group which meets to discuss these ideas.

In addition to open discussions and social events, we will continue a series of presentations on effective cause areas (led by group members). Check out the presentation on "The Overwhelming Importance of the Future" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5lg7aOEqM).

Useful links

Effectivealtruism.org (http://www.effectivealtruism.org/) - a good intro to EA

Effective Altruism Forum (http://www.effective-altruism.com/)

Effective Altruists Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruists/) - posts & discussion from EAs all over the world

GiveWell (http://www.givewell.org/) - charity evaluator

Animal Charity Evaluators (http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/)

Giving What We Can (https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/) - international giving community

80,000 Hours (http://www.80000hours.org/) - career resource for those interested in making an impact

EA Madison was founded in Oct 2014 by Gina & Ben, and 25% of the credit for our effort was sold in Jan 2016 (impactpurchase.org).

Past events (75)

Voting Method Reform Discussion

Barriques - Monroe St.

EA Madison Game Night

Josh's Apartment

EA Global Discussion

Cargo Coffee

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