Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact. It is this broad evidence-based approach that distinguishes effective altruism from traditional altruism or charity. While a substantial proportion of effective altruists have focused on the nonprofit sector, the philosophy of effective altruism applies much more broadly, e.g., to prioritizing the scientific projects, companies, and policy initiatives which can be estimated to save and improve the most lives.
Effective Altruism DC (EADC) is a Centre for Effective Altruism-affiliated group in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to foster a community of people who use their time and money to help others in the most effective ways possible, and our membership is comprised of professionals and students from a wide range of backgrounds. We host a wide variety of events in the D.C. area, ranging from social gatherings and book clubs to career workshops and giving games
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