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).

Upcoming events (1)

Effective Altruism Social at James Madison Park

James Madison Park

With nicer weather upon us, Effective Altruism Madison is headed to James Madison Park for a social! As we wrap up the spring semester for students, we hope to have both students and aspiring effective altruists from all walks of life in attendance.

We'll plan to have some sort of catered food and discuss takeaways from the earlier Intro to Effective Altruism Zoom event on April 19. See you there!

Past events (78)

Introduction to Effective Altruism

Online event

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