What we're about

1. Is contributing to a better world an important part of your life? 2. Are you open to changing focus if research and analysis uncover something more impactful? 3. Do you want to meet friendly, like-minded people in Philly?

If you answered "Yes" to all three... Welcome! This group is for you :-)

Effective Altruism is a growing social movement which brings people together to figure how we can use our resources to help others the most, and then do it. Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

It's not just enough to figure out how to help others, we also need to act on this. Many members are donors by taking giving pledges with Giving What We Can (http://givingwhatwecan.org), or One for the World (http://1fortheworld.org) based on recommendations of charity evaluators like GiveWell (http://givewell.org), The Open Philanthropy Project (http://openphilanthropy.org) and Animal Charity Evaluators (http://animalcharityevaluators.org). Others are researchers, and contribute to high-quality primary research over a vast range of topics including global development, animal welfare and existential risks. Some are moral philosophers, economists or social entrepreneurs.

What you should do:

Attend our monthly socials or themed speaker events to learn more about Effective Altruism and the various cause areas the movement supports! Reach out to Vaidehi or Mats at eaphiladelphia@gmail.com if you have any questions, or just want to learn more about the movement. If you are interested in helping organize events, please send us an email!

Further Resources (EA Philadelphia)

- Facebook Page (http://facebook.com/eaphiladelphia)

- Facebook Group (http://facebook.com/groups/eaphiladelphia)

- Mailing List (http://bit.ly/eaphillymailinglist)

Further Resources (EA)

- Intro, resources and getting involved (http://effectivealtruism.org)

- Book (http://amazon.co.uk/Doing-Good-Better-Effective-Difference-ebook/dp/B00XGX17IM)

- Career Guide (http://80000hours.org)

- Mutual philanthropic fund (http://app.effectivealtruism.org)

Upcoming events (5+)

Monthly Effective Altruism Social: Mental Health

Philadelphia Ethical Society

Everyone is welcome! Free food provided. Ellen McGeoch, Research and Operations Manager at NeuroFlow, will be talking about her work in speaking about the role of technology in improving behavioral health and wellness. We will also talk about mental health as a cause area in Effective Altruism. Newcomers will have the opportunity to receive a brief introduction to Effective Altruism by an organizer. LOCATION: Philadelphia Ethical Society FURTHER RESOURCES (EA Philadelphia): - Facebook Group http://facebook.com/groups/eaphiladelphia - Mailing List http://bit.ly/eaphillymailinglist FURTHER RESOURCES (EA): - Intro, resources and getting involved effectivealtruism.org - Facebook groups directory facebook.com/EffectiveGroups - Book amazon.co.uk/Doing-Good-Better-Effective-Difference-ebook/dp/B00XGX17IM - Career guide 80000hours.org - Mutual philanthropic fund app.effectivealtruism.org

The Giving Game: How can we be more effective givers?

Philadelphia Ethical Society

Join us for our annual Giving Game event. We will be hosting an interactive workshop where each participant will be given $10 to donate to one of 3 charities. We will be hosting speakers from 3 different charities presenting the case for their organization, and together we will discuss and debate to make a unanimous decision on the final charity to donate to. The goal of our game is to decide which charity will use the donations to have the largest positive impact! There will be vegan-friendly dinner. This event is sponsored by The Life You Can Save, an organization founded by philosopher Peter Singer, here: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ Philly EA Resources - Our Facebook Page (http://facebook.com/eaphiladelphia) - Our Facebook Group (http://facebook.com/groups/eaphiladelphia) - Our Mailing List (http://bit.ly/eaphillymailinglist) Further Resources - Intro, resources and getting involved (http://effectivealtruism.org) - Book (http://amazon.co.uk/Doing-Good-Better-Effective-Difference-ebook/dp/B00XGX17IM) - Career Guide (http://80000hours.org) - Mutual philanthropic fund (http://app.effectivealtruism.org)

Monthly Effective Altruism Social

BurgerFi

Everyone is welcome! Free food provided. We will talk about Effective Altruism and have a special discussion topic. Newcomers will have the opportunity to receive a brief introduction by an organizer if they want. LOCATION: TBD INTRO to EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM - if want to read up ahead of time, or you can just ask us in person! Introduction: https://effectivealtruism.org/ TED Talk: How Can We Do the Most Good for the World? by Will MacAskill's http://bit.ly/eatedtalk Career Guide: https://80000hours.org/

Monthly Effective Altruism Social

BurgerFi

Everyone is welcome! Free food provided. We will talk about Effective Altruism and have a special discussion topic. Newcomers will have the opportunity to receive a brief introduction by an organizer if they want. LOCATION: TBD INTRO to EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM - if want to read up ahead of time, or you can just ask us in person! Introduction: https://effectivealtruism.org/ TED Talk: How Can We Do the Most Good for the World? by Will MacAskill's http://bit.ly/eatedtalk Career Guide: https://80000hours.org/

Past events (32)

An Introduction to Global Catastrophic Risks

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