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.
Updated 21 September 2021:
Due to low membership and organizer capacity, Effective Altruism Madison won't be hosting events in the near future. We will cross-post events hosted by the UW EA student org that may also be of interest to non-students (e.g. socials, career advice, giving games). Check them out here: https://eauw.org/.
We encourage you to email the Effective Altruism Madison organizers with any questions about causes, careers, or the EA community. If we don't have an answer, we can probably connect you to someone who does!
Mary Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org: cross-cultural communication (especially China), long-termism, academia
Emma Cameron, email@example.com: farmed animal welfare, mentorship for people of marginalized genders in EA (https://www.wanbam.com/)
Hollis Howe, firstname.lastname@example.org: wild animal welfare, science communications
Effectivealtruism.org (http://www.effectivealtruism.org/) - a good intro to EA
Effective Altruism UW-Madison (https://eauw.org/)
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 (79)
- Michel J.
- 3 attendees
- 6 attendees
- 5 attendees
- Alex B.
- 5 attendees